I recently reinstalled XP on my PC, and this computer was built by someone private. I can't connect to the internet because I don't have the driver for the ethernet controller device. I can't locate a model number or anything, and it doesn't recognize it in the device manager. It does look like it's integrated with the motherboard, and it looks like the motherboard is from Elitgroup. I went to their site, but I don't have the specifics on the motherboard, and can't find them either. Please help.
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Re: Ethernet controll device driver problems.
Ok have you went to start then all programs then acsessories then system tools and finally system information. get the system model
and the name of the computer and go to the site.
if thats not avalible (click here and) scroll down and download one of these network drivers most of these will be compatible with your system
long as its compatible with xp your good.
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Please right click on my computer icon and select properties.Then under the HARDWARE tab click on device manager and then go to network adapter.Double click on it under that you will see your ethernet card click on it and select Driver tab and install it.
If you formated ther PC you may well need to reinstal the device drivers too. Check what Ethernet Controller you have and Google it for a driver. Try to get the driver from the company's own ebsite if possible.
I would suggest you reinstall using Windows XP because based on your pc specs, your computer will run faster on XP. You may also try Windows 7 because it doesn't require you to install specific drivers. It comes automatically installed when you install the OS.
Hi, this is a common problem when one wipe there hard drive and reinstall an operating system, go to your common manufacture's website and download the driver for your wireless device and Ethernet controller. Recommendation: when ever you wiping your hard drive, also make a backup of your drivers by downloading them before you wipe. I recently wipe my computer, and i make sure i had all the device drivers before i wipe. Smile!
Right-click the My Computer icon and select Manage, then go to the Device Manager in the list on the left and find the Network Adapter from the list on the right, right-click Network Adapter and select Uninstall. When you reboot, XP should find the Adapter and reinstall it automatically. Another reboot may be required.
If it still will not connect, go to the NIC Manufacturer's website and download the driver to removable media. The Driver Update option can be accessed in the Device Manager, but this time select Properties when you right-click the Network Adapter, and go to the Driver tab.
Whenever I get a limited or no connection message I right click on the network icon in the taskbar that's giving the message and select repair. Sometimes that doesn't work and I select disable then enable again. You can also do this from network connections that may be found in Control Panel.
Make sure you have DHCP selected. To do this right click on your ethernet connection in network connections, select properties. Scroll down in the list to the tcp/ip, select it then select properties, then make sure it is set to automatically detect on the IP address and the DNS address.
This problem can also happen if you are not connected to a DHCP server in which you would do the opposite of above and type in your IP address, subnet, gateway and dns addresses, though it is most likely not the case.
You can go to device manager and uninstall the network device. Then reboot and it will find it and reinstall it. Then see if that works.
You can get to device manager by right clicking on My Computer or computer in vista, click on the hardware TAB then select device manager then look on the list for your network card.
Also make sure you have the latest driver for the network device.
Sometimes things can cease to function after an operating system update.
Have you installed anything recently. One thing that can solve problems is system restore.
Try restore the system to a date before the problem occured. In windows xp go to the start menu, all programs, accessories, system tools, system restore.
If none of this works you can purchase an ethernet card or replace the motherboard. The ethernet card of course would be the least expensive route.
Make sure the driver of the Ethernet Card on your computer is installed. You check it under Device Manager
Right-click My Computer > Properties > Hardware Tab > Device Manager > Network Adapters (click the +). If you see Other Devices with yellow exclamations like Ethernet Controller, that's it. You need to run the Motherboard CD to automatically install the ethernet driver.