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Old September 8th 08, 05:35 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
Starvoyager
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Im trying to help a friend with her older machine with mellenium on it.
I restored it and its running fine but in device manager the ethernet
controller is showing yellow question mark and the exclamation. I have
installed the driver disk that came with it. I have tried to let it search
for drivers on the disk and the hard drive but it cant find it. I ripped it
out and restarted and it tries to reload the driver and still cant find it.
Isnt this a standard driver with windows? Anyone got anything else I and try?
I told her it might be easier just to go to worst buy and get a new ethernet
card but if the contoller in device manager isnt working would that solve the
problem?

Greg
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Old September 8th 08, 06:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
James Egan
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On Mon, 8 Sep 2008 09:35:01 -0700, Starvoyager
wrote:

Im trying to help a friend with her older machine with mellenium on it.
I restored it and its running fine but in device manager the ethernet
controller is showing yellow question mark and the exclamation. I have
installed the driver disk that came with it. I have tried to let it search
for drivers on the disk and the hard drive but it cant find it. I ripped it
out and restarted and it tries to reload the driver and still cant find it.
Isnt this a standard driver with windows? Anyone got anything else I and try?
I told her it might be easier just to go to worst buy and get a new ethernet
card but if the contoller in device manager isnt working would that solve the
problem?


It was a common problem that a network card appeared as a "pci
ethernet controller" instead of being listed under network adaptors in
the device manager.

If that's the case here, delete it in device manager and re-boot. On
re-start use the driver disk or cd supplied with your network card
when prompted for the driver. It should then appear in the device
manager in the correct place.


Jim.

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Old September 8th 08, 07:58 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
Starvoyager
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Default Ethernet controller question mark

Thank you for replying but in my original post I stated that I already did
that. There is no disk that came with the network card it came with the
computer when It was new. Its a gateway I guess about 3 or 4 years old.

Greg

"James Egan" wrote:


On Mon, 8 Sep 2008 09:35:01 -0700, Starvoyager
wrote:

Im trying to help a friend with her older machine with mellenium on it.
I restored it and its running fine but in device manager the ethernet
controller is showing yellow question mark and the exclamation. I have
installed the driver disk that came with it. I have tried to let it search
for drivers on the disk and the hard drive but it cant find it. I ripped it
out and restarted and it tries to reload the driver and still cant find it.
Isnt this a standard driver with windows? Anyone got anything else I and try?
I told her it might be easier just to go to worst buy and get a new ethernet
card but if the contoller in device manager isnt working would that solve the
problem?


It was a common problem that a network card appeared as a "pci
ethernet controller" instead of being listed under network adaptors in
the device manager.

If that's the case here, delete it in device manager and re-boot. On
re-start use the driver disk or cd supplied with your network card
when prompted for the driver. It should then appear in the device
manager in the correct place.


Jim.


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Old September 8th 08, 10:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.networking
Mart
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Default Ethernet controller question mark

Might be worth running Belarc Advisor if you're not sure of the details of
the network card :-
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

But If you know the model number of the gateway PC and details of the
network card, you *might* get the correct driver on this page :-
http://support.gateway.com/support/d...&param=2522162
or just try a refresh on the "Drivers & Download" tab and enter the model
number.

Good luck

Mart



"Starvoyager" wrote in message
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Thank you for replying but in my original post I stated that I already did
that. There is no disk that came with the network card it came with the
computer when It was new. Its a gateway I guess about 3 or 4 years old.

Greg

"James Egan" wrote:


On Mon, 8 Sep 2008 09:35:01 -0700, Starvoyager
wrote:

Im trying to help a friend with her older machine with mellenium on it.
I restored it and its running fine but in device manager the ethernet
controller is showing yellow question mark and the exclamation. I have
installed the driver disk that came with it. I have tried to let it
search
for drivers on the disk and the hard drive but it cant find it. I ripped
it
out and restarted and it tries to reload the driver and still cant find
it.
Isnt this a standard driver with windows? Anyone got anything else I and
try?
I told her it might be easier just to go to worst buy and get a new
ethernet
card but if the contoller in device manager isnt working would that
solve the
problem?


It was a common problem that a network card appeared as a "pci
ethernet controller" instead of being listed under network adaptors in
the device manager.

If that's the case here, delete it in device manager and re-boot. On
re-start use the driver disk or cd supplied with your network card
when prompted for the driver. It should then appear in the device
manager in the correct place.


Jim.




 




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