I went to my motherboard's main web site and downloaded the LAN controller driver as I said above. That didn't work.
So I ended up getting the entire northbridge driver and ran that. It included pretty much everything except the on board audio driver, so once I got online whenever I got an error message, popup, or something happened on my buddy list, my annoying system speaker went off.
But no biggie, I was online already with the northbridge driver and just picked up the audio driver.
All is well now. Thanks.
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