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Problems with Ethernet Controller and SM Bus Controller

Q: Problems with Ethernet Controller and SM Bus Controller

I recently reinstalled Windows XP on my Dell Dimension 4550. I have all the necessary CDs and put in the Dell Resource CD. It has a few drivers but none of them seem to fix the problem I'm having with "other devices" in "device manager." Under other devices, there are yellow question marks next to "Ethernet Controller" and "SM Bus Controller." I've gone to the Dell Web site to try to download drivers but I'm lost and not sure where to turn. The device status for both says: The drivers for this device are not installed (Code 28) To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Device.

Preferred Solution: Problems with Ethernet Controller and SM Bus Controller

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Problems with Ethernet Controller and SM Bus Controller

if you can't find the drivers try here

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Hello guys, I've been having a lot of issues with my AMD drivers, specially when it comes to chipset and video drivers. I recently had to downgrade my video drivers to June 2015 release date, that was the only solution found so I could run games properly (with recent drivers, games that should run with 100fps+ were running with 15fps)..

But that is not the point of this thread, instead, I'm here because after a few weeks running this drivers, I noticed my WiFi was not connecting to my router (wich is working, I can get access with other computers/cel phones). In my drivers list, the Ethernet controller and SM Bus controller are flagged as not installed.
I've tried to find these drivers, but AMD seems to only release packages of drivers. I've come to this download page:

where I should be getting the drivers that solve my problem, but the big issue is: apparently, by doing it, i will be reinstalling the latest video drivers (for the APU), and that is ABSOLUTELY NOT what i want.

Does anyone know how to solve this problem? And I mean: where can I get the sm bus and ethernet controller driver w/o having to install a bunch of unnecessary drivers?

My notebook is a MSI 60X 3BE
video card: Radeon HD 8970M
chipset: AMD A10-5750M (with Radeon HD 8650G)
motherboard: MSI MS-16FK

Thanks in advance.

Edit: I've downloaded the drivers in the link, installed and SM Bus is running properly, but Ethernet doesn't. Any further help?

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I have a question (obviously), I recently redid my computer and may i say that everything is running wonderfully. There is only ONE problem that I cannot seem to eliminate no matter how much time or effort I put into it.

3 drivers, SM Bus Controller, Ethernet Controller and Coprocessor refuse to work properly. Every time I install the drivers I need for them and restart my computer I get a message from windows saying that it could not start properly, it gives me two options (well technically 5) load last working settings or start windows normally. Start windows normally restarts my computer taking me back to the exact same screen, selecting load last working settings lets windows boot but the 3 drivers appear in new hardware found again. I have tried at least 10 different sets of drivers for both the onboard graphics card (i know i need to order the PCIe card im getting still) as well as just the motherboard itself. I have installed all the drivers from the CD given w/ the motherboard and all work except these three. I tried multiple ones from the internet to no avail.

My specs are:
ASUS M3N72-D motherboard, chipset nVidia 750a SLI
Windows XP Pro, 32-bit
AMD Phenom 9600 Quadcore processor

I think that is all thats important, but if you need more just ask me, ill be checking this thread every few minutes.

Please keep in mind that EVERYTHING works fine except that I get the three notifications from new hardware found windows utility. If anyone can he... Read more

A:SM Bus Controller, Ethernet Controller, and Coprocessor Problems

Sorry couldn't figure out how to edit to avoid double posting*

I have solved 2 of the 3 issues after spending about 10 hours of my day on them. I have fixed both the Coprocessor as well as the Ethernet Controller issue. Turns out they were just being rolled back with the load last working settings along with the SM Bus Controller which was the only one really having a problem. Still though, after uninstalling reinstalling disabling and so on and so forth, the SM Bus Controller continues to be a thorn in my side. I have disabled it to get rid of the annoying pop up every time the computer restarts (I figured this is ok b/c according to the device manager the device is inactive anyway so why not?).

Thanks again for any help.

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I have a toshiba m55 laptop, it would not get past the blue screen, i reinstalled windowsCD after installing i could not get on the web, checked device manager and under others found i missing missing Ethernet controller, network controller and the PCI Modem, however i could get on the web with my air card. anyone know a site where i can download whats missing?

A:Solved: missing ethernet controller network controller PCI Modem

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I am missing (not currently installed) the Ethernet Controller, Network Controller and PCI Device.  Where do I find the correct drivers?

A:Missing Ethernet Controller, Network Controller and PCI Devi...

Hi: I would need to know the full model number or product number of your notebook in order to provide the drivers you need. The product number can be found on the same sticker as the serial number.

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Hi there, this is my first post on the forum as I found this site while browsing on my iPod. Now why would I have to use my iPod when I have a beautiful new computer sitting in front of me? Well as the title says. I have no controllers, ergo, no Internet.

I bought it second hand, absolutely nothing wrong with it, I think he just might of went too far when he wiped it before giving it to me.

So, I came here hoping you guys could rescue me... I'm looking for the driver(s) I need, and I'm also wondering how I can manage to download them to my com if it's not online. I have;

System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd
System Model: H55M-S2
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (6.1 build 7600)
Processor: Intel Core i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07ghz (4 CPUs)
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG

I'm hoping that's all good, I read it all of my DxDiag. Thanks In advance for the help!

A:Missing Ethernet controller and PCI simple communications controller

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

I found all the drivers at the Gigabyte website for Windows 7 64 bit including the ethernet controller. If you have access to another machine you could copy any drivers you need onto a USB flash drive then copy them to your machine.

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1156 - GA-H55M-S2 (rev. 1.3)

Hope this helps.

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A:Help With Multimedia Audio Controller And Ethernet Controller Drive

And the make and model of your computer is......??

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After computer crashed, I ran WinXP reinstall CD. Of course, I lost everything that was previously loaded. I'm going again but have no sound. In Device Manager under Other Devices, Ethernet Controller & Multimedia Audio Controller are yellow question marks. I have tried the Resource CD, Dell Support/Downloads, everything I can think of and nothing is working. I am connected to the internet through the USB because the tech says I need a new ethernet card and have to connect right now through the USB. I'm lost at this point. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Ethernet controller & multimedia controller

What is the make and model of the PC?
It sounds to me you just need the drivers for the sound and network.
Have you done a full MS Update?

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 I installed win 7 pro on formated hard drive I need drivers I know but don't know where to get them,any help would be apreciated,Thank you...Ken76

A:ethernet controller,network controller,pci device,sm bus con...

We can not offer help with drivers if we don't know the Model and/or Product number of the laptop you have. >How To Find Model/Product Number

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hi, PCI simple communication controller & Ethernet controller are not installed on my laptop, HP 15ac650tu, i5 (4th Gen) 64 bit, V5D75PA.. please help me

A:PCI simple communication controller & Ethernet controller

Hi: You need these drivers... PCI simple communication controller: This package provides the Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI) Driver for the supported notebook models and operating systems. The Intel Management Engine Interface enables communication between the host operating system and the Intel Management Engine firmware. File name: sp71258.exe Ethernet controller: This package provides the Realtek Local Area Network (LAN) Driver that enables the Realtek Network Interface Card (NIC) Chip in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. File name: sp71268.exe

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Hey!Just got a fresh install of windows 7 on my DV6-6041tx and was just wondering which drivers would work best for - SM Bus Controller PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C22&SUBSYS_3581103C&REV_04PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C22&SUBSYS_3581103CPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C22&CC_0C0500PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C22&CC_0C05  Ethernet ControllerPCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_3581103C&REV_06PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_3581103CPCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&CC_020000PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&CC_0200 Thanks In Advance!!

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A:Dv6-6041tx - SM Bus Controller Driver & Ethernet Controller ...

MC Try. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp52501-53000/sp52503.exe http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp55001-55500/sp55095.exe REO

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Hello! I made a big mistake today. Here goes...
I tried switching routers today, and in doing so, I unistalled a driver I needed. I decided to stick to my original router. The router I am using is a Linksys BEFSR41. I have a Dell Dimension 3000 and use Windows XP as my operating system.
I clicked on the Local Area Connection, when that screen popped up at the very top of the General tab to the right, i hit the configure button. When that came up, I hit the driver tab. When that came up, I hit the button at the botton that said uninstall and i uninstalled it.
When I restarted the computer it said new hardware found and made a new connection but it had no activity. In my device manager there was a yellow question mark next to Ethernet Controller. I double clicked on it and followed the instructions, inserting the Disk Driver. I inserted the Disk Driver for the Linksys Router. The wizard searched my disk and said it could not find the proper software needed. I tried this several times with no success. Am I missing something? Does anyone know why it isn't reading the drivers on my disk? Any help at all would be MUCH appreciated.
Thank you very much!

A:Ethernet Controller Problems

well first off what you uninstalled was the drivers for your network interface, most likely the one on your mother board. your router probably doesn't require drivers at all unless you are connecting to it with USB which I don't think your router does, and anything on your linksys disk is probably unnecessary spyware,malware, or garbage.
The first thing you should probably do is call dell, have them walk you through reinstalling your NIC, and then go to the chat based support for your router at linksys and have those folks help you with setup.

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My computer crashed and now it says I need to reinstall the ethernet controller driver. How do I do that? When the computer searches for the driver it can't find it. I have a wireless connection, but I prefer a direct connection because the reception in my apartment isn't very good.

Help please!


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I reinstalled Windows XP Home Edition on a Dell Dimension 4700. Everything worked well except that I can't get it to connect to the Internet. In the device manager, it shows the "other devices" with question marks. After trying a few things, I remembered that a new motherboard was installed on this machine. Does that effect the reinstall? Will I need different drivers from the ones on the CDs that came with the machine?

A:Ethernet Controller Problems

Yes, you need to install the motherboard chipset drivers for the motherboard that is currently installed.

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Hi guys,

I have a slight problem with one of the PC's..

I reinstalled Windows and everything seems okay except for Two problems..

There is a yellow question mark next to my Ethernet Controller and SM Bus Controller in Device Manager.

I'm not exactly sure how I find out what Ethernet Controller or SM Bus Controller I use to go and download the drivers.

Here are my computer specs:

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6750 Dual Core Processor(2.66GHz,4MB Cache,1333MHz)

PCI-Express Mainboard - Pentium® D/Core™ 2 Duo - Micro ATX
2GB DDR2 667MHz Memory - (2x 1GB)

Sapphire HD 2900 Pro

Xp Pro

A:Missing Ethernet Controller and SM Bus Controller

Assuming you are using the ethernet port on the motherboard (not a separate card) you need to get the manufacturer and model number from the mb itself and go to their site to get the drivers for that and the SM bus controller. You don't mention the brand/model of the mb in your post - Micro ATX is a size specification, not mfr.

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Asus P4P800 Ai Series mobo
2.6 Intel CPU
XP Professional

I had this PC for a year, it's kinda like my project from A+ Cert class. Built it from scratch, a week ago had to re-load the OS, for some reason the Ethernet Controller and Multimedia controller could not find the drivers. I ran pci32
to id the hardwares. The ethernet contoller is made by 3Com(3C940 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Codec) audio controller is made by Intel - AC'97 Audio controllersubsystem id is(SoundMax Integrated digital audio) I'd been searching the web for days, I could not find these drivers that I need. I lost the box and the manuals for this mobo. I also enabled these devices in Bios setup -- Can someone please help me with this dilemma.


A:Ethernet Controller and MultiMedia Controller

you can't find them on the asus website??http://www.asus.com.tw/support/download/item.aspx?ModelName=P4P800

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I just upgraded my acer aspire 7741z from windows home edition to windows ultimate and it won't reconize my Ethernet controller it has a yellow question mark next to that driver and my network controller driver and it says its code 28 please help

A:windows 7 ethernet controller problems

and welcome to the Forum

Have you downloaded and installed the driver for the Network adaptor?

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Please help:
I can't get this computer to run the files for the drivers(Zipped files). I have 7-Zip to open them.
Thanks for any help.

A:yellow ! on Video controller and. ? on multimedia Audio controller, RAID controller, and an unknown device

Just to add, I tried updating the drivers but windows won't run the downloads.

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ive been having trouble with my girlfriends computer...i cannot get the ethernet controller to install at all....she has a Acer Aspire e380....please help

A:ACER e380 Ethernet Controller Problems....please help

In device manager under networking what do you see?

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Hi! I recently ordered an IBM thinkcentre S50 off of tigerdirect.com, unfortunately it had no OS, I immediately installed Ubuntu to test it out and the internet worked fine.
Now here's the issue, I recieved a legitimate copy of XP pro SP3, and installed it no problems, however it will not connect to the internet, going into device manager under 'Other devices' is the ethernet controller, as well as a mulitmedia manager. When I go into the ethernet controller it requires a driver reinstall and update.
I went to IBM's website and downloaded what I thought was ethernet drivers for the computer, installed them on the pc but to no avail.. Please help! Thanks!

-tried the drivers from here http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-50535.html#networking

A:problems connecting to the internet/ethernet controller issues

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(on my sisters pc) ok well problem is in device manager it shows VIA Rhine Fast Ethernet Adapter little chip logo with a yellow circle and a ! inside it and it says wont start and my PCI simple communications controller is just a yellow question mark....now iv put my AOL dsl modem in so i can connect to internet but it wont let me and says Modem cant be found....iv tried unistalling the drivers and putting my recovery disc in and rebooting but nothing works iv tried installing drivers for VIA Rhine II fast ethernet adapter but nothing.....this all happend after i formatted my pc...i formatted it because i had loads of virsus and worms which kept popping up in AVG Anti Virus.....help would be so appreciated

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hello all, my friend has a custom built desktop pc ,running win xp home,he cannot access the internet because there is no ethernet controller driver for it,plus the same for pci devices,sm bus controller and video controller.i think the motherboard is phoenix biostar how can i get the software for the missing drivers please.thanks a lot , Dai

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With all those devices without the correct drivers it sounds to me that the system has just been reformatted and reloaded.

Since this is a custom system you will have to open the system and get the motherboard ID number which is printed on it somewhere.
We know it is a Biostar but we need to know exactly which motherboard.
Did a motherboard cd come with the system?

I assume that the network card is integrated as well.
If there are any devices that are not integrated into the motherboard please let us know.

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My Pc Crashed & I Had To Download Everything Again. But The Ehternet Controller Is Missing. How Do I Get It Back?

A:Ethernet Controller

Did you do a clean install of windows?

What are your system specs ie brand and model of computer if pre-built or make and model of motherboard if custom build.

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I have accidentally deleted some driver from my old laptop and now wi-fi doesn't work. It says Windows can't find Ethernet controller.

I have Vista running on Asus F5VL.

Will appreciate your help!

A:Need help with Ethernet Controller

Go to Start/Search and type devmgmt.msc, Right click the devmgmt results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Device Manager, are there any devices with a Yellow flag? Especially under Network Controllers? Right click it and Uninstall. Now Right click any device and choose Scan For Hardware Changes. It should come back with New Hardware Found and load the previous driver.
If it is still a yellow flag, on an Internet Computer, go to the Asus Support/Download drivers page Support Center | ASUS UK and type in your full model # from the sticker on the bottom. Choose your OS version (eg) Vista 32 bit or 64 bit and download the Wireless LAN Network Adapter driver for your model and save it to a USB Flash Drive and install it on the troubled computer. Download any other drivers you may need from the Device Manager.

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My toshiba labtop will not connect to the internet via the wireless route. I have ?'s on my OTHER DEVICES & ETHERNET CONTROLLER. How do I correct this problem, I have tried a few things?

A:? ethernet controller

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hi ... i dunno if this is in the correct section but i have just reinstalled windows 7 onto my laptop and cannot get my ethernet controller installed .. i have an Acer Aspire 5742 but i dont have access to the internet through another computer im currently using the nintendo Wii to write this can anyone tell me if there is a generic driver i can find in my device manager just to get my ethernet to work so that i can download the propper drivers for everything that way any help wouldbe greatly appricieated

A:ethernet controller

Hi jhony6180,

My name is George from Dell Social Media Team. Here is the link were you can download appropriate driver for Acer 5742 Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook / Aspire / Aspire 5742

Dell Social Media team

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I am trying to set up a wirless belkin modem and my computer isn't picking up on new hardware. I found that ethernet controller has a yellow question mark by it, how do I go about downloading it. I have windows xp

A:Ethernet controller

Can you please list your spec of your pc, so that way we could be able to help you with your situation.

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I had to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on a computer I had built for me a year ago and was surprised that I couldn't get on the internet. In my Device Manager I am missing:
Ethernet Controller
HP Scanjet
PCI Simple Communications Controller
SM Bus Controller
2 - Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controllers

I assume I need the Ethernet Controller to get on the internet but I don't know where to find it I have a AsRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard... could someone give me a hand? Thanks!

A:Need Ethernet Controller etc.

Hi mccoady

Ethernet controller

drivers/All/LAN/Realtek_Win7-64_Win7(7048).zip" target="_new">

PCI Simple Communications Controller

Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller


Is your printer

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What is a pci ethernet controller? Do I need that installed to use a dial-up modem, or is that just if you have a high-speed cable internet provider. If I need it for my dial-up, how do I install it?

A:pci ethernet controller

PCI Ethernet Controller is a network interface card used for cable/dsl modems, lans, etc. You don't need it for a dial up connection.

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Alright I had a HP a520n(Listed below)that I used for about a year and today I decided I need to format it was getting really slow. So It all worked OK except this Ethernet Controller. I studyed up on it and found out this. It seems to be a NVIDIA MCP2 - Lan Controller.

Could you guys help me out with this one its the Computer that listed below.

Hp Pavillion a520n
Win XP Media Center Edition
Bios:Asus AMI(02/10/04)
Video Adapter nVidia GeForce MX Integrated GPU
160GB HD 7200RPM Ultra ATA/100
Samsung CD drive 48x
HP dvd writer 400c

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That link is to the "Complete collection of original network adapter device drivers" for your model from the HP a520n support.

Are you saying that yours is not there, or have you not downloaded all/any of the drivers from there?

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Whats up,
I recently was reinstalling windows xp pro on a friends computer. after the fresh install i tried to connect to the internet..nothing happened. went to the device manager and apparently the the PC wasn't reading the ethernet controller. so i went home to the dell support to download the necessary drivers needed. i even called dell to make sure i was doing the right thing. needless to say it still does not work... i opened up the CPU to try and find the actual name of the ethernet card and could not. there was a small metal box where you put the ethernet cable into. i did not see a card, yet i know there is one. sorry if I'm confusing. its a dell 8300 with no service code or service tag on it. i check inside and out. if you can give me some ideas that would be great. thanks

A:Ethernet Controller

Did you also install the ChipSet driver? You need that, plus the video, audio, and network installed in that order. Dell has a very easy site to follow to get the correct drivers. You can either go by the Model/Type or by System Tag.

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Hello folks, my problem is this, my pc is a compaq evo p4 2.0 and i have lost my connection to the internet, i have looked in the hardware wizard and it shows ethernet controller with a yellow ? beside it and it shows the drivers are not installed(code 28), im not sure what caused this and im not sure if changing the nic will solve this problem as the nic shows up as working in the installed hardware, can someone please advise me on this matter. I will be happy to supply any further information that may be required to solve this problem.
Thanks in advance.
Sincerly Bill
London UK.

A:ethernet controller

First thing you can try is to remove/uninstall the Ethernet controller from Device Manager and reboot. On reboot Windows should redetect it and hopefully reinstall the drivers. If it doesn't then you'll need to download the driver and install them. If you need help with that we will need to know a lot more. For example the model number of the EVO, the make of the ethernet card if seperate, and the Windows version.

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hello all,where can i get an ethernet controller for Nvidia Geforce 7050, nvidia 630a.OS:- Win XP Home
Thanks, Dai

A:ethernet controller

When you install the motherboard chipset drivers it will install the ethernet controller driver.

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Windows Ethernet controller, how do I download it?
I just reinstalled windows xp pro 2002 and I don't have any of the driver discs:/. I'm writing this on a different computer. Where can I download the Ethernet controller driver so I can install it on my computer so I can download the other drivers... If it helps the details of the Ethernet controller needed ( the one with the little yellow question mark) is pci\ven_1969&dev1026&subsys_83041043&rev_bo\38d2602c&0&00e1

A:Ethernet controller? Help

Please do not double-post. Read the rules.

Since your other entry has an answer, I will close this one instead.


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Hi I reinstall windows 7 Home premium 64 bit on my acer aspire 5742-7120
but I could't find the Ethernet Controller drive on their web, I was subscribed to driver genius for one year but I was no happy with the service. Could you please recommend or know where I can find this driver thank you.

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Im trying my hardest not to break down in tears...

I have my desktop PC set up and it has been through the wars I am a few tries short of reformatting the whole thing.

Required Specs:
Motherboard : GA-8I945PE (Gigabyte)
Performance : Like a car with no wheels.

The computer in start up with tell me my Ethernet Controller and PCI Simple Communications Controller hardware is detected and request through the magic wizard that i need to update the drivers to function.

Both of them are classed as "other Devices" in my Device manager with a big mocking yellow ? beside them.

The computer does not recognize the connection when I put a ethernet cable in the backend of the beautiful machine. I have been on to the Gigabyte website to download the mother board Lan and ChipSet drivers (Dont know if they help...)

The history being I installed a Belkin Wifi Usb Adapter a while ago and most definetly nuked my lan connections. I have 2 Network adapters that just dont work and wont take the hint and depart no matter how many times I click 'Uninstall' from the device manager. Unfortunately the USB adapter passed away some time early this year with a bad case of the 'accidental bumps'.

I was hoping there is a pack that holds all the basic drivers required for a pc to run and i could just push a button and god will interveen and safe my frustrated ***. That is a long shot...

Any information would be appreciated, I just think I need to fix my... Read more

A:XP - Ethernet Controller PIC Help

You need to download the LAN/Ethernet Network Adapter driver from the Gigabyte support page for your model of motherboard.

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I have an new HP 15-ac108nq and instaled Windows 7 64 and after I instaled all drivers there are some exclamation marks in Device manager.One is the ethernet controler and the other is UnknownI have installed all the drivers from HP, what do I have to instal more ? 

A:Ethernet controller

Hi: You need these drivers... This package provides the Realtek Local Area Network (LAN) Driver that enables the Realtek Network Interface Card (NIC) Chip in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71001-71500/sp71268.exe This package contains the driver that enables the Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework firmware. Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework provide system temperature and power utilization information for the system thermal protection to function properly. This package is provided for supported notebook models running a supported operating system. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71001-71500/sp71262.exe

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Hello. I am new to this forum.

I just reformatted my computer and installed Windows XP home edition. I actually partitioned my HD in 3, leaving 8 GB for the XP. The XP is updated to service pack 2.
After installation, I did not have Internet connectivity. I updated many drivers using a second computer and a pen drive, but I do not know how to run a xps file.

Some features of my computer are:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2C (with LAN)
Chipset: Intel Lakeport-G i945GC
Realtek RTL8139/810x Fast Ethernet Adapter (in PCI port #2)

In the device manager two items come under other devices (yellow question mark): ethernet controller and PCI Device.

Can somebody help trouble shoot? I tried installing a PCI install from Realtek, but had no luck.

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Hi Br, and welcome to BleepingComputer.It looks like you have some problems with your drivers. Do you have the CD that came with your motherboard to install the drivers? If not, you can download them from the Gigabyte web site.

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Ok so I just formatted my comp and re-installed XP. I had vista for awhile but I discovered that it sucks. I am using a custum built computer and i cant figure out if its the driver or what..... help plz

A:Ethernet Controller.. OMG

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Hello,,,,,THANKS for your time, help, and advise!!!!

Just rebuilt an old IBM Acer/Aspire computer. Rebuilt with the following steps:

o format of C:
o ConvertFat16 to FAt 32, and
o a delivery of Windows 98SE.

And, it runs better than expected.

None of the stuff that was on the machine was required to be saved and no backup was accomplished.

There is a Network Interface Card (NIC) intstalled on this machine and apparently was installed after delivery (not listed in the specifications). The driver diskettes/CD cannot be found. This NIC was working before the rebuild. An attempt to use the computers delivery diskettes and CD could not find a driver for this NIC.

The START/SETTINGS/CONTROL PANEL/SYSTEM/ Device Manager reports the NIC in:

- ?Other Devices
!PCI Ethernet Controller (no driver installed---
also, no conflicts)

"Winipcfg" does not report the NIC so the MAC address to find the manufacturer is not available.

Opening the chassis might reval the manufacturer if it is printed on the NIC circuit board.

If there is a method or a standard driver that can be used to get the NIC to work or some method to show the MAC address then the manufacturer can be contacted to get the driver.

Thanks for your time, help, and advise!!!!


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I just had to reformat both two computers in my house, and I've got the same problem with both of them.

After the reformat (one was reformatted, on the other Windows was just reinstalled, but the problem is the same) I go into hardware from the control panel and "Network Adapter" has the yellow question mark next to it, and it's sitting in "Other Devices".

I went into my system information on one of the PCs, then Components > Network > Adapter and under name I see "[00000002] RAS Async Adapter". So I figured that this is what I was going to need the drivers for, but alas, it's impossible to find them ANYWHERE on the internet.

What can I do guys?

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Whats up,
I recently was reinstalling windows xp pro on a friends computer. after the fresh install i tried to connect to the internet..nothing happened. went to the device manager and apparently the the PC wasn't reading the ethernet controller. so i went home to the dell support to download the necessary drivers needed. i even called dell to make sure i was doing the right thing. needless to say it still does not work... i opened up the CPU to try and find the actual name of the ethernet card and could not. there was a small metal box where you put the ethernet cable into. i did not see a card, yet i know there is one. sorry if I'm confusing. its a dell 8300 with no service code or service tag on it. i check inside and out. if you can give me some ideas that would be great. thanks

A:Ethernet Controller

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I'm having problems with the ethernet controller, even though I've installed it in my computer it's not showing in my device manager and I'm unable to connect my pc to internet. I don't know what to do. Can you help me?

A:Ethernet controller

Follow the instructions to install the driver for the ethernet controller.

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Hi, I just restored a Compaq presario 6ZPXE1... And everything is working fine but the ethernet controller, I already visited the online support but there are no drivers available there.... does anybody know how to solve this problem???
please is urgent!!!

A:Ethernet controller help!!!

did you download this driver for your network controller? NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Adapter for WinXP

it is the one listed on the compatible software and drivers page for this compaq desktop model number.

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I just installed XP home on a Gateway Laptop model MX6426. I cannot get a driver to give me internet access. Only xp home is installed and I do not have any other drivers, software , etc. I did try going onto the Gateway support page to get a driver but do not know just what I need
Under Other Devices in Device Manager I have yellow question marks on

Ethernet Controller
Ethernet Controller
Mass storage Controller
Multimedia Audio Controller
PCI Device
PCI Modem
SM Bus Controller
Video Controller

Thank you for the anticipated help !!


A:Ethernet controller

You need to download and install the chipset driver

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I have a Intel motherboard SE440BX which they no longer suppout. The ethernet controller isn't working (no driver). How do I find out which driver I need and where can I get it?

A:Ethernet Controller

Dowload and run Aida32 to get the details on the controller on the MB which should allow you to find the drivers you need.

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