Question about Dell Latitude C610 Notebook
My Dell C610 came w/WIN2K, but I recently upgraded to XP Pro. I didn't like how slow it was after doing an upgrade install, so I wiped the hard disk and did a full clean XP Pro install instead. Afterward, the system didn't seem to find its own NIC. The only "yellow exclamation mark" in Device Manager was for the modem. The integrated 3Com 3C920 NIC was not shown in device manager anywhere!
I tried using the CD (application/driver restore), but it didn't work. I tried downloading the drivers, but none of them were for the NIC. I know the NIC worked before, but why does Windows XP not see it has that hardware?
If the C610 has been recovered from a scrap pile, and the bios password removed using the 'paperclip' method, the machine forgets it has a NIC.
Boot from a DOS floppy and run 'NICSET.EXE', a Dell internal tool. Run it as 'nicset -i'
Did this and my 3com is back.
Posted on Mar 01, 2008
Well once you did a clean install over all of Dell drivers etc etc. You wiped out the restore artion that was on the computer. You have to go to Dells website and under the support tab look for the Nic card that you have inside the computer.
Posted on Feb 10, 2008
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