Question about MSI K8N Neo3-F Motherboard
I recently bought a new MSI K8N Neo3 motherboard, as im building a computer out of old parts i had left over from other newer computers. I put the motherboard in and installed the rest of my hardware, installed windows XP, installed motherboard drivers for ethernet/IDE/SMbus but for some reason the ethernet adapter is not working. in the device manager it is listed as "other devices" even though the drivers have been installed, it appears as "ethernet controller" with a big yellow question mark and a yellow exclamation mark over it. ive tried disabling/enabling it, even tried uninstalling it and then rebooting to reinstall, still no luck. the drivers i used were downloaded from the MSI website so when windows asks me to automaticaly install drivers from a removable source, i of course cant do that. if i install them manualy all goes well and it asks me to reboot, the ethernet controller still does not work before or after rebooting. any help on this issue is appreciated.
details of the motherboard can be found here:
for some reason i wasnt able to hyperlink it.
Hi mush187, the SMbus controller is basically your chipset drivers. If for some unseen odd reason it did not install correctly you will not be able to install other drivers. (which seem to be the case). Here is the link to you're board & it's drivers. (click on it).
This is nVIDIA's web site. This is where you need to go in order to download & install the latest chipset drivers.
I understand if you can't get you're network driver installed you can't get to the nVIDIA site. So can you install a PCI network card, (temporarily)? The cool thing about nVIDIA's web site is it will scan your system & suggest the proper updated software.
It's only a suggestion.... In either case the MSI link above will allow you to download the drivers you need.
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Posted on Apr 07, 2008
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