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Windows 7: Ethernet Driver for Homemade PC

08 Jul 2011   #11
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
The resolution of this error appears to be either a bios update or resolving conflict between competing devices on the same computer. See John cena's post on this page.

Device cannot find enough free resources (Code 12). Realtek 8168 Driver Update
Have you checked for a BIOS Update.


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08 Jul 2011   #12
boweasel

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Have you checked for a BIOS Update.
I can't seem to figure out if I'm supposed to go to the motherboard manufacturer (Gigabyte) or the BIOS manufacturer (Phoenix) and what to do once I'm there.
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08 Jul 2011   #13
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Go to the motherboard manufacturer.
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08 Jul 2011   #14
boweasel

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
Go to the motherboard manufacturer.
I hope you realize that telling me that is only marginally helpful.

I already went to the following page
GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 775 - GA-G41M-ES2L (rev. 1.3)
and downloaded something called Support codec new version onto a flash drive. extracted the file to the desktop of the homeade PC (in safe mode, of course). And when I clicked on the Flashpi.exe application I got the msg

'The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32bit) or x64 (64bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher'
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08 Jul 2011   #15
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Install the BIOS update from regular Windows, not from Safe Mode.
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08 Jul 2011   #16
boweasel

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
Install the BIOS update from regular Windows, not from Safe Mode.
Slasher, 21 hours ago, in respose to a link you supplied, I posted the following:

Downloaded the driver you suggested to a flash drive.
Plugged the flash drive into the PC, extracted the files, opened the folder, and selected Setup.
Asked if I wanted to modify, repair, or remove.
I selected repair, and let it do its thing.
When I rebooted I got the 'starting windows' screen, and then nothing.
Just an almost black screen.
After 5 minutes, I pulled the plug, and rebooted into safe mode with networking.
That at least gets me to my desktop, but when I go to device manager, right click on the Realtek NIC card and select properties, I am confronted with the same msg:

This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use (Code 12)
If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system

If I've already told you that I can't view anything after booting normally that means the only real option I have is safe mode.

Look, I really appreciate that you're taking the time to reply, but I'm actually worse off than before I posted to this forum. At least then I could boot normally.
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08 Jul 2011   #17
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I don't know why a flash drive is involved. I'm missing something.
Take the driver you downloaded from Realtek and save it to the desktop.

Do a complete uninstall of previous drivers, then reinstall.
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08 Jul 2011   #18
boweasel

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
I don't know why a flash drive is involved. I'm missing something.
The part you're missing is the whole rationale behind this post. Namely

I cannot connect to the internet with this homeade PC

I hope I'm not stating the obvious by saying that the PC I'm using to communicate with this forum is a different PC than the one that prompted me to write.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
Take the driver you downloaded from Realtek and save it to the desktop.

Do a complete uninstall of previous drivers, then reinstall.
I used this PC to download the driver onto a flash drive, then plugged the flash drive into the other PC.

Right now I seem to have muddled my way back to being able to boot normally, and am running a chkdsk /r. When that finishes I will uninstall the current NIC driver and reinstall it from normal mode. It's only at 11% on stage 4 so I've probably got an hour to go...
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08 Jul 2011   #19
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I was suggesting running the Realtek program from the hard drive on the homemade PC,
as compared to the flash drive. However, if you tried that then, that's OK.

I would remove the flash drive when trying to boot into the PC. Then plug it into the port after a successful boot. Then copy the Realtek driver to the hard drive and run the installer.

You could also try to install the driver from the device manager.

If you've tried those things, then disregard.
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08 Jul 2011   #20
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Save the BIOS .exe file onto a flash drive, transfer it to the machine that isn't running correctly, and update your BIOS
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