Onboard LAN and PCI LAN not seen
Compaq Presario SR1830NX computer with onboard video, sound and LAN.
Onboard video and sound work, LAN doesn't.
I have been trying to get the onboard LAN or a PCI NIC to work on this computer forever. The onboard LAN worked fine, until a nearby lightning strike toasted the motherboard. Sent to Compaq and they replaced the mobo. The Onboard NIC has not worked since.
I tried installing a PCI NIC and it never works, (Device manager says "This device cannot start"). Device manager does not show onboard NIC, I think it did before.
I have messed with the BIOS settings and while trying to get the onboard LAN working, I have it enabled in BIOS.
I have finally performed a full recovery, theoretically, bringing it back to out-of-the-box status. Nothing changed.
Oh, also the current mobo is another we bought to try to help this problem. All details are the same with both mobos.
I couldn't find anything relating when searching these forums, so any ideas are greatly appreciated.