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#1 tbok1992

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 02:36 PM

Well, I'm having a problem with my Ethernet card, and I could really use some help with it.

Okay, here's the backstory: My computer's hard drive went bad, presumably either from overuse or being riddled with viruses that I couldn't get off. So we went out and replaced it, set it all up, installed Windows XP, but it wouldn't detect our ethernet card. We checked the connections internally, and they worked, so I don't know what else could be wrong. Anybody have any idea?

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 03:24 PM

<<...but it wouldn't detect our ethernet card.>>

Does that mean that the card isn't reflected in Device Manager?

Or is that your conclusion because you don't seem to connect properly to the Internet?

Did you reinstall the drivers for the ethernet device?

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windowsxp/f/opendmxp.htm

One easy way to access Device Manager is...right-click on My Computer, select Properties, click Hardware tab, click Device Manager button.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 04:19 PM

It is because it didn't reflect on the device manager, and Dad doesn't know where to find the drivers to reinstall. So he does not have them installed, and that's probably the problem. Do you know where I could get a cheap replacement for them?

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 05:45 PM

System manufacturer and model...or...if self/custom-built, motherboard manufacturer and model?

The website for one or the other will have the drivers for any onboard ethernet function.

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