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Ethernet Connection Not Working

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by GPE, Dec 24, 2004.

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  1. GPE

    GPE Thread Starter

    Dec 24, 2004
    I recently had a hard drive failure. After installing a new internal hard drive, formatting and installing XP Home/SP2, I reinstalled all my back up files and tweaks etc. All is lean, mean and secure. However, when I was checking my Device Manager, I noticed the yellow ? next to my Ethernet Controller, which explains why I had to reconnect to my DSL through a USB connection instead of my previous ethernet connection.

    In my Ethernet Controller Properties, under the General Tab, it reads as follows:

    Device Type: Other Devices
    Manufacturer: Unknown
    Location: PCl Bus 2, Device 8, Function 0

    Under the device status states, "Drivers for this device are not installed (code 28). I tried to reinstall the drivers through the Hardware Update Wizard, but it failed and stated, "Hardware was not installed because the wizard cannot find the necessary software.

    I have an Intel Pro 100 M Integrated PCI NIC Card.

    Thank you in advance for any for any guidance on this.
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    did you instal the correct drivers for the device?? - where are you getting them from?
    you could delete from device manager and then wait for windows to find and then point to the correct drivers

    have you installed your motherboard drivers ??

    video drivers
    sound drivers

    often need installing - with the correct manufactureres drivers
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