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Ethernet controller driver... not working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cOrPsEy, Aug 17, 2009.

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  1. cOrPsEy

    cOrPsEy Thread Starter

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    Ok so i re-installed windows but not by using the default patch... i just installed windows. Its XP home edition with ALL updates. I believe its a broadcom bcm5701 intergrated. My computer is a Gateway 840gm. Its not media edition though. I put XP home one it. Im on wireless right now. Thanks

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  2. jack-o-bytes

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    Have you tried right clicking on it and clicking update driver?

    That usualy sorts out the yellow warning signs for me.
     
  3. win2kpro

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    What's a default patch? :confused:

    Did you install your motherboard drivers, and the driver for the device?
     
  4. cOrPsEy

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    yes i installed mobo drivers, it wasnt the factory windows re-install. Yes when i update it says cannot start device.
     
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    cOrPsEy: please be honest - are you using original OS software??
     
  7. win2kpro

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    If you have internet connectivity go to Windows Update let the site scan the machine and see if Microsoft has the driver for it.
     
  8. cOrPsEy

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    Yes i am im using real windows its legit. Its just i installed ubuntu for a while and that removed my backup and everything. So i formatted and installed windows Xp home from and old emachines recovery cd i had (didnt install anything but windows). I have every one of my other drivers this one is just being a pain in the ***. I will look at that link now.

    *update*
    where do i put those drivers?
     
  9. Hughv

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    This is fairly easy to find at the Gateway site.
     
  10. cOrPsEy

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    im not an idiot dude i got the drivers and that error comes up... idk what to tell you.
     
  11. Hughv

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    No one has called you an idiot...yet.
    Get the chipset drivers and install them.
     
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    The chipset and graphics drivers are incorporated in the same download in some computers and in separate downloads in other computers.
     
  14. win2kpro

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    My question is this. Why are you using an old eMachine system builder recovery disk to try to install Windows on a Gateway machine?

    Unless the motherboard are the same or at least very close in specs the eMachines system builder recovery disk is is very likely installing the wrong chipset driver.

    Many system builder recovery disks automatically install the chipset and other drivers during reinstallation to bring the machine back up to the original eMachine configuration.

    System builder recovery disks are not the same as a regular OEM disks. System builders change some of the attributes of the installation to comply with their specific system requirements.
     
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