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Ethernet Controller Missing after Clean XP (SP3) Install

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Anurag2010, Jan 1, 2011.

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  1. Anurag2010

    Anurag2010 Thread Starter

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    Hi guys,

    Today, I installed XP SP3 and other drivers, including Realtek AC'97 audio drivers and other drivers. But the device manager shows missing ethernet controller (in fact, it shows a yellow exclamation mark in teh entire other devices section). My motherboard is an older one (DFI NB 32 SC) (Pentium PIV processor). Please suggest the right drivers. I cannot access the Internet without the Ethernet controller.

    Thanks,
    Anurag
     
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  3. Anurag2010

    Anurag2010 Thread Starter

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    Hi Daz,

    Thanks for the quick reply. Actually I am typing this message from my cousin's PC. Will check the sites you mentioned and let you know. Thanks again!
     
  4. Anurag2010

    Anurag2010 Thread Starter

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    Hi Daz,

    Thanks for the Useful URLs. I found the drivers for my motherboard (NB 32 SC/SL). But, I have a few questions:
    1. Does Installing LAN drivers solve the ethernet controller problem?
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    2. The LAN Drivers folder does not have any setup.exe? Just a few files (.inf, .cat and .sys). Please help!
     
  5. Frank4d

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    Right click on the .inf file, then click Install. Look in Device Manager under Network Adapters to verify it installed correctly.
     
  6. flavallee

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    From what I can determine, the DFI NB32-SC motherboard has an Intel 845 chipset.

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    Go into the Device Manager and advise what's listed in these headings:

    Display Adapters

    IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers

    Network Adapters

    Other Devices

    Sound Video And Game Controllers


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