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Windows 7: Ethernet Driver for Homemade PC

09 Jul 2011   #51
boweasel

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Before I reinstall, I'm going to get a PCI network adapter card, and see if that makes a diff. Maybe the integrated LAN has gone bad.??


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10 Jul 2011   #52
boweasel

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Okay....
So I had an old Windows 98 PC in the basement that had a NIC card which I removed. I opened up the problem PC and inserted the card into the PCI slot. I figured 'What's it gonna hurt?'. A NIC card is a NIC card. So what if it comes from a W98 machine?

Anyway when I rebooted I got the msg installing hardware. Then it gave me the msg that the hardware might not have installed correctly.

When I went to device mgr, there was another entry - Other devices. When I opened it up it said Ethernet Controller. No name - just Ethernet Controller. I still had the Realtek device (the one that always said it could not find enough resources) under Network adapters. So now I had 2 ethernet devices that didn't work.

I uninstalled the Ethernet controller, and the Network adapter in Dev Mgr. Then I uninstalled the Realtek device from the setup file in the folder I'd extracted to the desktop. Then I reinstalled the Realtek driver, was prompted to reboot, and am now back with Ethernet Controller under Other devices and the Realtek driver under Network Adapter. The Realtek still has the property of not finding enough resources to run. And the Ethernet adapter under Other devices has no driver, and cannor find one on my PC.

Am I getting closer or further away?
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10 Jul 2011   #53
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Try the hardware troubleshooter.
Open the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter
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10 Jul 2011   #54
boweasel

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
Try the hardware troubleshooter.
Open the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter
I either don't have that option available, or don't know how to cause it to be available.
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10 Jul 2011   #55
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Even though you could plug the NIC card from your Windows 98 computer into the computer with the Ethernet issue, it wouldn't work, because you wouldn't be able to find a driver for it.
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10 Jul 2011   #56
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

You might be on the right track... But I would just bite the bullet and spend the ~5-10 bucks for a cheap NIC
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10 Jul 2011   #57
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Yup.
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10 Jul 2011   #58
boweasel

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Son of a bitch.... I got the old adapter to work. Joy to the world.
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10 Jul 2011   #59
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

The Windows 98 one?
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10 Jul 2011   #60
boweasel

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

To quote you...

'Yup'.
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