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Q: No Network Adapter after clean installation of XP

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I have just now installed windows XP (clean install after formatting my Hard disk) & i can't see the network adapter. Infact there is no LAN icon in taskbar. This is what i did:

1. Installed XP using my original windows CD & serial key. No issues encountered

2. Installed the CD of my Intel motherboard  D915GVWB, In the programs to be installed, it just showed the Audio, Chipset utility & graphics media accelarator. Its not at all showing the LAN. Tried also by exploring the CD & installing but nothing.

Now my PC is fully functional but can't access my internet (thru wired cable).

When i check in device manager, I can't see the Network adapter in list. Then I go to show hidden items, there its visible but contains nothing about Pro V/100.

Plz suggest what needs to be done. Is it a fault of XP or my Intel motherboard. If there is any S/w or driver to be applied manually, let me know. I want to try all the options possible. 

Regards

Mayank

 



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The Intel D915GVWB motherboard may have an optional Intel 82801FB chipset which provides the equivalent of the Intel 82562EZ PCI card.  Does your D915GCWB, in fact, have the option RJ-45 connector?  If so, go to:Intel® PRO Network Connections LAN Driver to download the driver.

If your motherboard does not have such a connection, please tell us the make and model of the Ethernet expansion card you are using.  Someone on the forum should be able to direct you to the proper support site.

Also, you should check if any of the drivers and updates on the Intel D915GVWB support site are newer the the ones found on your CD and install them.

Last but not least, you should install WindowsXP Service Pack 3.  If you don't have the SP3 CD, either order it (US/Canada , Europe/Africa , Asia or South America ) from Microsoft or download the ISO (here ) and burn it.   Be sure to select the correct language for your system.  Note, to burn a DVD under WindowsXP, you will need to install the Image Mastering API v2 (KB932716) .  You can use Alex Feinman's ISOburner v3.1 if you need software to burn it.  It works under WindowsXP with the Image Mastering API hotfix as well as Windows Vista and Windows 7.


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Hi,

downloaded the driver from Intel site & this is the message what i got

"cannot install drivers. No Intel (pro) Adapters present in this computer)." Now plz suggest what can be done to remove this error.

Mine is a Integrated LAN card.

regards 

 

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Is the LAN connection on the motherboard or a separate card?

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its integrated. i can't see a separate card there.

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What do you see in the device manager under "Network Adapters"?

(type: <start-r>. When the "Run" windows opens, type: devmgmt.msc /s<enter>)

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Nothing. Blank totally. No network adapter.

Also BELARC advisor says " no Network drives detected".

Also checked in BIOS setup, the NIC is enabled.

Can this be an issue with the NIC card. Is is possible to install this Network adapter manually. I think it may be a problem of XP installation & thatz why the drivers are not getting loaded. any idea?

 

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Hmm, have you determined what version BIOS you've got?  Latest is 1319 released July 2, 2008.
Intel support page says you have to have at least v1037 before you update to v1319.

Does this board have a RAID controller?  If so, this thing might have the Marvel 10/100/1000 LAN adapter....

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Dont know the version but my system is almost 4.5 years old.

And its Intel Pro 100 V LAN adapter.

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Yeah, I knew how old it was.  EEPROMs lose there charge over time.  This might be an argument for updating the BIOS.  I'm not sure how long it takes an EEPROM to lose charge so I can't determine if this is a factor.  I'm sure the information is somewhere on the Intel site but I don't know how to find it.  (And it would likely show up first as a checksum error.)  I do know that the release notes say the LAN boot code has changed for the better and therefore the LAN characteristics will have changed.  In your place, I might update the BIOS.

Examine the POST inventory of Plug-and-Play devices.  To do this, you must turn off the splash screen and be prepared to type <shift-pause> after the list of plug-and-play devices is produced but before screen is cleared by a later phase of the BIOS.

If it does show up, WindowsXP should find it.  If it doesn't, then the BIOS plug and play is messing up.  (BTW, <enter> continues after a pause.)

Given LAN being enabled and no entry in the PnP list, I would update the BIOS.  Without that, updating the BIOS is a Hail Mary.  It might help but it's dangerous.  BIOS updates do fail.  If you want to proceed forward on that path....

Determine the BIOS revision.  To identify your current BIOS version, check the BIOS version string:

   1. During boot, enter the BIOS setup by pressing F2.
   2. Check the Main menu.
   3. The third segment of the BIOS Version (a 4-digit number) is the current BIOS version.
   4. Press Escape to exit BIOS Setup.

If your rev is greater than 1037, you can update directly to 1319.  Otherwise, you'll have to update to 1037 and then 1319.

The BIOS revisions and their software is available at http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&keyword="D915GVWB" .
Click on BIOS in the right hand panel of the above page and the available BIOS downloads will be presented.  Download what you need.  Read all the instructions.  Read them again.  Take notes, then install what you need.  Actual programming of the EEPROM doesn't take very long but you MUST NOT turn off the power or force a reboot during the process.  If you get antsy, go eat lunch or something.  A word on the lighter side, I have done this a score of times or more and never had one fail.

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its 1302. And based on ur experience, how much time should it take? I am just preparing myself for the worst case scanrio.

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