Posted 18 November 2005 - 05:24 AM
Did you start with it fresh? Delete the NIC from Device Manager and reboot, then cancel the Windows hardware wizard and double-click the driver file to see if it's an auto-installer?
I had the reverse problem with a scanner once - downloaded the "driver" exe, double clicked to install, everything clicks and whirs but the scanner doesn't work. After trying eighteen times I found the "driver" was an installer which created a folder and dumped all the installation files and drivers in there. Once I found that I was home and hosed. Maybe you are dealing with something similar?
Soltek QBIC, Pentium 4 3.0GHz, 512MB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, ATI Radeon 9600XT 256MB, Netgear 54Mb/s WAP, ridiculously expensive Satellite Broadband
Windows XP Home SP2, Trend Micro Internet Security, Firefox, Thunderbird, AdAwareSE, Spybot S&D, SpywareBlaster, A-squared Free, Ewido Security Suite.