Uninstall the old adapter driver and any software utilities that installed with it.
Download the "Intel LAN Driver" from the driver page for your motherboard. The filename should be something like this: motherboard_driver_lan_intel_xp64.exe.
Don't use the Update Driver button that Windows provides. Don't let Windows search for a driver. Just run the .exe file you downloaded.
Ok, this is what happened.
As I was using the computer, it suddenly froze (happening a lot lately), I couldn?t do anything but pressed the restart button as usual.
After restarting, I was prompted that a new hardware was found. Surprisingly, it was my Ethernet Controller.
I followed whatever it said to try update the driver, though it should have had already, for I have been using the computer on ADSL for over a year now. But the update didn?t workout.
And when I check the property of my Ethernet Controller in Device Manager, it said this ? ?The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)?
So I went google, (btw, I?m now using a dial up connection which doesn?t require the use of Ethernet?wishing my ADSL back of coz?), and found this article, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310123 . after doing what it said, I rebooted, hoping for a working Ethernet..
But, things didn?t turn out smooth, now I get the error message ? ?This device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)?, which now means I have to install the driver for it.
The problem is, I don?t know where I can find the driver for my Ethernet, though I think it came with my motherboard ? Gigabyte 8I875. And after downloading the LAN driver from this page http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/Driver_Model.aspx?ProductID=1715 and running the file - MSIEXEC.EXE, and rebooting. STILL isn?t fixed..
Now I?m getting very worried, please, can someone give some idea of how to fix this.