No Network Adapter after clean installation of XP

Hi,

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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Do not have 4 diget bois #..it says A00

Joelsanford --

Start your own thread.  Not only is this one over a year old, it describes a very specific situation that is unlikely to be similar to your problem.

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Do not have 4 diget bois #..it says A00

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Problem Solved. Took it to local PC repair shop & asked him to put a new card. He said he will first check the issue. He took out a master DVD containing S/w for all motherboards ( a handy compilation !) & then he tried 2-3 options to install the Motherboard Software.

One of them worked & now my PC is back with LAN icon. Just very much puzzled how this happened as I am also having the original Intel CD & i couldn't do it. :-(

Best thing is that he didn't charged me anything as for him its a 2 min job. :-)

PS: As I can see the programs in Add/remove, I can see one Realtek  GbE & FE Ethernet PCI-E NIC Driver loaded. Is this the S/w which did the trick.

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Yeah looks to be the case that device is dead.

Anyway thanx a lot for your support & helpful insights into the OS. I will get an external LAN card & pray it works. And will update into SP3 definitly.

thanx again

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mayank

 

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Go through all the BIOS setup menus looking for LAN settings.  You make notes on BIOS setting and reset to the defaults.

We also have to consider the device being dead.  You may have to go buy a new LAN card.  Sorry.

Also, you might want to SlipStream your install into a SP3 disk.  I've done it with Home Edition using ImgBurn and was happy with the results.

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Updated to 1319 but still no LAN icon or Network adapter.

So again reinstalling XP SP2 CD & will try. Will update if this works or not.

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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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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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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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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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