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Integrated Ethernet Port Fried/Trying to Reformat

I have an integrated ethernet port that fried some time ago, I have been using the USB connection for my dsl instead. I recently went to reformat my computer and when it gets to installing the internet devices while installing windows again, it automatically shuts down and the blue screen comes up. Would that have anything to do with my ethernet port being fried? And if so, would adding an ethernet card bypass that problem? The only trouble I came across with my computer was when the ethernet port fried and when my dvd drive stop working, which i replaced already. I don't really want to get a new motherboard unless i really have to. Any help would be appreciated.


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  • quiksilver49 Jun 10, 2008

    The blue screen just says it detected a problem and automatically shuts down to prevent any problems. There was no problems with my comp aside from the ethernet being fried. I was thinking of just buying a ethernet card to see if that would do anything, but figure I check on here before doing so.

    I was looking at the BIOS but i dont recall seeing the option to disabling the onboard ethernet.

    I will check again when I get home as I'm at work at the moment.

  • quiksilver49 Jun 11, 2008

    Thank you. That definitely solved that problem.

    But then I mess up again on something else :-(

    Separate post made

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    I don't think that has anything to do with the ethernet. What does the blue screen tell you?


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In the Dell BIOS you can disable on-board LAN by going into the BIOS (hitting F2 at the Dell splash screen), scrolling down to Integrated Devices, and then selecting "Network Interface Controller" (keep hitting left/right until "OFF" is selected.)

Save changes and exit.

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Try going into the BIOS when the computer starts up (F12 at the Dell Screen I think) and disable the onboard ethernet and see if that helps.

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