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Windows 7: Drivers not installing for Ethernet Controller

28 Dec 2017   #1
Tobestertobes

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Drivers not installing for Ethernet Controller

Hi there! About a month ago I had to do a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. However, after the installation, I found that I had no drivers installed.
There are apparently no Generic Drivers that could be used, which I though Windows usually came with, but I managed to find manual install discs for my USB ports and my Graphics card. The only one I can't install that I need importantly is the Ethernet driver. Windows can't find any driver for it and any manual driver that I try just doesn't work. I have downloaded drivers from both the manufacturer of my motherboard and practically everywhere else.

Wondering if anyone here could help me!


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28 Dec 2017   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Is this the onboard Ethernet? If so, then there are a couple of ways to find the correct driver for it:
  1. Go to the Asus website and see if they have the Ethernet drivers for this motherboard.
  2. Install an Ethernet card so that you can get online, then do a Windows Update. Search for all updates, the "important" ones and the "optional" ones. If it finds an update for the onboard Ethernet, install only that one update, shut the computer down, remove the Ethernet card, then power on the computer.
Method #2 has ALWAYS worked for me. If you have another computer, even an old one, with an Ethernet controller card, and you have the drivers for that card, you can install that card in your computer to get Method #2 done. If not, then these cards are really cheap and available all over. Or, you could get a USB Ethernet adapter.

There used to be a website which listed links to drivers for just about all devices in the computer (www.pcidatabase.com), but they seem to have gone dark.
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28 Dec 2017   #3
Tobestertobes

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
Is this the onboard Ethernet? If so, then there are a couple of ways to find the correct driver for it:
  1. Go to the Asus website and see if they have the Ethernet drivers for this motherboard.
  2. Install an Ethernet card so that you can get online, then do a Windows Update. Search for all updates, the "important" ones and the "optional" ones. If it finds an update for the onboard Ethernet, install only that one update, shut the computer down, remove the Ethernet card, then power on the computer.
Method #2 has ALWAYS worked for me. If you have another computer, even an old one, with an Ethernet controller card, and you have the drivers for that card, you can install that card in your computer to get Method #2 done. If not, then these cards are really cheap and available all over. Or, you could get a USB Ethernet adapter.

There used to be a website which listed links to drivers for just about all devices in the computer (www.pcidatabase.com), but they seem to have gone dark.
Thanks for this, I've been to the Asus website but the drivers on there just didn't work (said there was no device available) and I don't have any other computers to get an ethernet card on, so I'll go out and buy one and get back to you
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28 Dec 2017   #4
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

Got bit by that problem with my Son's MSI MOBO but I was lucky enough to have a USB Wi-Fi dongle with the driver disk that worked. After that I started making a backup of the drivers using doubledriver.
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