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Intel onboard ethernet card has no driver

Hship

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#1
Hi,

I have a Intel onboard ethernet card, I don't know which one, and it was alway disabled in the bios. Today I wanted to play LAN games and enabled the card. But it won't work because windows doesn't find the driver. Where can I download or find it without re installing windows?

I have windows XP service pack 3.

Please help!
 

BeeCeeBee

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#2
Did you enable the card in windows or only in your bios?
If you go to your device manager it should tell you exactly what card is installed.
 

Hship

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#3
Did you enable the card in windows or only in your bios?
If you go to your device manager it should tell you exactly what card is installed.
I enabled it in the bios and it was enabled in device manager automaticly showed it enabled, but with a big yellow question mark and a smaller exclamtion mark, when I selected properties it shows the device type as other devices and manufacturer unknown. The position is PCI Bus 12. The device status is drivers are not installed (Code 28). If I click on reinstall driver the windows add new hardware wizard can't find the driver, even with the xp disk inserted.
 
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#5
Your MOBO should have come with a disk, thats the one that will have the drivers, not windows.
While most Intel ethernet adapters are covered in the 'OS standard' drivers some are not and will be on your MOBO disk, alternatively as KenB has said give us the MOBO make and model and we can find it for you
 

macken

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#6
If you visit the manufacturers website, they will usually have a drivers section, aslong as you know your MOBO model number then download your driver from there.