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No Ethernet controller on Optiplex XP Pro SP3

Dell Optiplex GX280 Desktop, have just installed Win XP Pro SP3 (unbranded OEM).
System hardware shows Ethernet Controller (under Generic Hardware Devices) as drivers not installed.
No Network Controller, so cannot collect drivers on line.
Tried System Repair, tried wiping disk and reinstalling several times, no result.
These items are on the PCI bus (shown as Working Properly) along with Multi Media Audio Controller, Video Controller, and Video Controller (VGA Compatible. These items also showing as drivers not installed.
Advice please.
Many thanks.
Shukri, Salaam, Shalom, Mir, Wo Peng, Pax, Peace.
Brian Mitchell. UK.

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  • evolutionnow Feb 04, 2009

    Haven't tried yet. Thanks and will let you know. Brian Mitchell.

  • evolutionnow Feb 05, 2009

    Thanks Eric.



    I suddenly realise that because it was an unbranded OEM CD, no drivers were on the CD. I imagine particular drivers are on CDs per machine brand. I should have obtained a Dell branded OEM CD, which would presumable have installed the drivers for the Ethernet controller on that particular Dell computer.

    Anyway it shows up now thanks. Not I can get the other missing drivers on line.

    Thanks again from Brian Mitchell in UK.

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Hey evolution200.
Heres the installer file for your Broadcom Ethernet Controller:
ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/network/R132254.EXE
Get back to me and let me know if that worked out for you.

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