Hate to have this be my first post here, but I was directed here by several people and told that if I could get help anywhere, it would be here! So here goes...
Ok, so I'm a cable installer, and I got this computer for free from a customer a few months ago, it's an Acer Aspire M5100 desktop. Motherboard is an Acer F690GVM. Acer Support: Invalid URL
It's hardly used, she almost never turned it on, and I'm going to use it as just an internet/photoshop/media machine in my office. It originally had Vista on it, so I wiped the HD and put Windows 7 on it.
I installed a GeForce GT610 GPU with a Thermaltake 430W PSU, and 4GB of RAM. Windows 7 installed just fine, but I have 2 problems at the moment I can't figure out.
The video card gives a Code 43 (Windows has stopped this device because it reported problems). I've installed the Windows 7 drivers for it, and it won't work. The device manager sees the video card, but no correct resolutions are available, and it's not working properly.
The other problem is ethernet, I can't figure out, either. I have the most recent Windows 7 drivers for it installed, too, but I can't get internet on the computer. Windows is telling me that it does not have a valid IP configuration. In the device manager, the network adapter is listed as "The device is working properly".
In my Googlings, many people have installed Windows 7 on this machine with little to no issues, and these seem to be the only 2 major ones I have right now. I can get into the BIOS and fiddle with a few things, but I have little experience beyond simple things like changing boot order and what not.
Any help is greatly appreciated!