I've two laptops nx6110 and nc6120 HP both virutally identical. A few months ago I reinstalled XP on to one of the machines and had to download the broadcom netextreme gigabit ethernet adapter from HP site and install it to connect up to the home network.
Now I am reformatting the other machine, doing the same as before - installing xp and used the driver for the ethernet and it (exe for adapter) seems to run and then start up the set-up wizard, it doesn't do anything after that and I do not see the driver listed in device manager under network adapters - only see 1394 adapter (what is that by the way?).
In my other machine - under the network adapters in dev mgr - both ethernet adapter and 1394 adapter are there. Why is this ethernet adapter not showing up when - apparently - I install it. As I have said the install seems rather quick and not much happens at all after the wizard sems to get going, just says preparing the wizard, a few runs of a blue loading bar, then it shuts. Tried rebooting as well.
I thought perhaps the driver is slightly different for the two machines so tried the one from the nx6110 site and I it is the same one (I did compare size/file name of different machine adpater install files before hand anyway), and it does the same thing as described above. What could be causing the ethernet driver to not install even though I am running the install file?
Edited by AndrewSe, 09 September 2012 - 05:31 AM.