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Integrated NIC not recognized/No PCI slots working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mcleodr, Dec 28, 2005.

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  1. mcleodr

    mcleodr Thread Starter

    Dec 11, 2003
    Reloaded friends HP a305w (Walmart Special/TriGem Imperial GL VE MB) that was hosed. NIC dead when I started. System will not recognize integrated NIC. Does not appear in Device manager at all. Decided to just add a PCI Network Adapter and not worry about it. Disabled on board LAN. Lo and behold, will not recognize any of several NICs I tried in any PCI slot. Also tried modem, not recognized either.
    Things I've done so far:
    Reloaded WIN XP Pro several times w/ No Service Pack, w/SP1, w/SP2
    Removed battery for complete reset
    Updated MB BIOS
    Gone thru BIOS thoroughly
    Several Chipset updates (Intel 845 GL Chipset)

    Can see a Network Adapter when viewing hidden devices, but its typical WAN miniport stuff (Can't remove)

    Run out of things to try. May be hardware.

    Any help appreciated.

  2. Bal3Wolf


    Dec 12, 2005
    sounds like the moterhboard is bad i had that happen to me on 2 boards my gigabit didnt work my audio didnt work if i put in lan cards only some brands would work and only for few mins. I rma it and the new one worked fine.
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