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#1 Bridges

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 08:10 AM

I have a Mdg factory computer. Model : D915Gav

I went to the intel site and downloaded the network adapters AND the chipset driver, no luck

In device manager it shows that there's no ethernet controller driver installed

I can only connect to the internet through a usb connection. I was going to ignore this problem since I get internet through my usb but I need to install my wireless router and that requires an ethernet connection.

This problem appeared after I was forced to Reformat my Windows xp Media center edition.


secondary problem (It would be REALLY great if I could get help with this too)
my windows automatic updates wont turn on. I tried replacing a few files from the software cd and all but no luck. No matter how hard I try the thing just wont STAY on. Sometimes it turns on but only for 10 seconds max.

I know reformatting my solve these issues but thats not an option at this point.

thanks in advance for the help

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 09:03 AM

You might try to un-install the ethernet card in the device manager...Re-boot and let Windows find it...Sometimes this will work. I know that you stated that the driver was not installed, but my question is whether or not the card itself shows up there...
Does this look like an OldGrumpyBastard or what?

#3 Bridges

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 10:59 AM

You might try to un-install the ethernet card in the device manager...Re-boot and let Windows find it...Sometimes this will work. I know that you stated that the driver was not installed, but my question is whether or not the card itself shows up there...


thanks for your help. I dont want to uninstall? what's already missing.
but just so you have a better idea of how deeep the hole im in looks like here it is


this is what my device manager looks like
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ok I tried it your way, no luck

Edited by Bridges, 17 June 2008 - 11:15 AM.


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Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:02 PM

anyone?

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 05:12 PM

Post the link to the drivers you downloaded, please.

I thought that I answered this a couple of days ago, but I guess my Alzheimer's is busting out :thumbsup:.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_res...mp;submit=Go%21

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 09:35 PM

thanks for your help, I downloaded the Pro network lan Connection driver and the chipset software installation utility, no luck
AND i tried updating Bios

Edited by Bridges, 19 June 2008 - 09:53 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2008 - 10:00 AM

Then...my guess would be that your NIC is dead.

If such is the case, that's easily overcome by installing a PCI card, examples follow: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....me=%240+-+%2410

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 11:55 PM

is this the only way? I'd rather not have to open up my pc.

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 02:41 AM

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