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Ethernet Driver Loading problem in Vista

I couldn't find any Vista driver for my ADMtek Ethernet Adaptor. So i installed the Windows XP Version driver and it got installed successfully.
But sometimes after logging on to my computer , i get a message that "new device found" and then asks the location of the driver to be installed for the Ethernet Adaptor but then the driver doesn't get installed.
And the next time i log on to my PC ,the Ethernet automatically gets Enabled and becomes working and shows a message that "ADMtek Driver was not able to load, Send this information to Microsoft".
Is this problem due to Windows XP driver of Ethernet Adaptor ?
Can u please tell me where can i get to download the Vista Driver for my Ethernet Adaptor: ADMtek AN983 10/100Mbps PCI Adaptor
I couldn't find it on driverguide.com also.

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What I did to solve this.

In reply to: Ethernet Driver Loading problem in Vista

I happened to have a natively supported card (an Intel 10/100) and that went into the machine and it's fixed. Given ethernet cards in my town range from 5 to 20 bucks this is the real fix.

Bob

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I also have Intel 10/100...

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I also have the Intel Pro 10/100 VM inbuilt on Motherboard, but internet is not working on it, since the data packages are being sent through it but no data packets are being recieved by it when i check the status of the Ethernet.

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Onboard may not work.

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I found those may require motherboard drivers then another driver. Vista is a little driver poor so that's why I went with a card. The poor soul had been to Geeksade and paid 120 for diagnostics but no solution. I took the easy way out. Your choice here.

Bob

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It's the Windows Update...

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I've figured out the problem why the Driver was not loading for ADMtek Ethernet. Actually, this problem started since i installed all the Windows Updates. So, i uninstalled all the Updates and the driver of ADMtek started to work after re-booting.
Now, should i not use Windows Updates because i don't know which of the updates is causing the problem ?What should i do now ?

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Some install drivers from Windows Updates. The lesson is...

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Never accept drivers from Windows Update.

Bob

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Okay ! but..

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But, how will i know which particular hotfix or update (KB no) is a driver update cos i didn't install any update which was named as a driver update ?

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Here...

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And for me I have yet to kill hardware with a hotfix. Drivers are under a different category.

Besides (and I will accept a flame about it shouldn't be so) I can always use driver rollback if someone screwed up and put in a bad driver. It's sadly a skill one has to learn when you run Windows...

Bob

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Thanks,

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thanks for sparing time to help me !! especially R.Proffit

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