I am having the same exact problem as "lithops3".
Dell Inspiron N5110
Hard drive failed so I replaced it and installed Win 7 home P (64 bit).
I was never prompted, during Windows 7 setup, to join a network...
Long story short, like lithops3, every failure prompted a fresh Windows 7 install after a quick format of the new drive.
I built my own list identical to "natakuc4", then I used his/her list and the linked drivers
and it still didn't get the job done. Device Manager still shows issue with my network controller.
I disabled the NIC in the bios, then restarted, the re-enabled the NIC in the bios and restarted again. On windows load the install manager "popup" told me the card was recognized by name and that it was installed and working properly yet still appears, as having issues, in Device Manager...
After uninstalling the Realtek driver
and re-installing them, Windows 7 shows popup below...
"Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
Device driver software installed successfully."
Device Manager still says;
"The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)"
Is it possible to have broken the Network Controller when I removed and replaced the HD in the laptop?
Thanks for reading and helping if you can!!!
I then went to Realtek here; http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...&GetDown=false
and downloaded the latest drivers for my OS directly from Realtek and still have the same problem.