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Old 01-03-2009, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question can't get ethernet controller installed

i have a dell dimension 8250
i did a fresh xp install b/c my comp was going to ****
completely formatted the hard drive....

and i installed xp again, and also all the drivers discs i could find that i still have

however when i go to
my computer
system tools
device manager
other devices

it shows ethernet controller is missing.... with a giant annoying ?

i have downloaded and installed
broadcom diag utility- netxtreme gigabit ethernet
broadcom driver- netxtreme gigabit ethernet
intel diag utility- 10/100 LOM
intel driver- 10/100 LOM

i was able *to my knowledge* complete installation on the first three

however when i downloaded the last one, i went to install

unzipped the file and it took me to install directions for xp
which is what i am running

but then it says i gotta have the disk inserted to install the program
so it's kinda like the download from dell is only a readme file

i'm begging you guys don't give up on me like other forums... i gotta get this desktop working again....

but those are all the steps i have taken so far

any questions just ask



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Old 01-03-2009, 12:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: can't get ethernet controller installed

Are you sure that the chipset driver is installed? If not, it can be found here.

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How about running a little everest home which will tell us which of the choices dell gave you for possible onboard ethernet it actually is.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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alright sorry guys i just got back in town, i'm hittin the sack right now

but when i get off of work in the early afternoon i will come home and do this and post up again
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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here is the link to my report for everest

to view the file you must click on use file factory basic, and then click begin download...

<a href="">Report 1.txt</a><br />
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Intel 82557/82558/82559 EtherExpress PRO/100B Adapter
Broadcom BCM V.90 56k Modem

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Should be those drivers right there. According to Everest you have a Dimension 8250 and searching thru the Dell website those are the drivers they have for the network device.

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