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Network Adapter Driver??

by kliq / February 28, 2007 4:10 PM PST

I just performed a low-level format using PowerMax software. I then installed Windsows XP Pro. Now I cannot find a network connection. I checked Device Manager and I could not find anything there for Network Adapters. LucklyI wrote down what it used before and it was a "NVIDTA nForce Networking Controller".
Where can I download this?

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correction
by kliq / February 28, 2007 4:15 PM PST

Im sorry, that should have said NVIDIA

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What's your computer model?
by linkit / February 28, 2007 4:54 PM PST

Check the computer maker's website for downloads for your particular model. If a home built computer, check the motherboard maker's website.

Since this is a fresh installation of XP, make sure you install the latest versions of ALL other drivers, including the motherboard/chipset drivers.

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by kliq / March 1, 2007 2:22 PM PST

Where would I begin to look for those?

The E-machine website??

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Why so reluctant to reveal the computer model?
by linkit / March 1, 2007 2:30 PM PST
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Since you never told us the computer manufacturer name and the exact model number, we have no idea where to tell you to look.

If you are saying that the manufacturer name of your computer is E-machines, then that is where you need to go to download the drivers. We could help you more if you gave us more information.

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Since you FINALLY indicated you have an e-machine...
by Edward ODaniel / March 2, 2007 12:04 AM PST
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follow this link:
http://www.e4me.com/support/product_support.html

You will have to provide them the info you don't seem too willing to offer us but by doing so you can obtain the drivers you NEED in order to get any use out of some of your computer's "features".

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sorry
by kliq / March 2, 2007 7:24 AM PST

Sorry, I didn't post the model because I just didn't think to do so.

The computer is an E-machine T3308.

Do I need to reinstall the BIOS drivers? That shouldn't change from a low level format...should it?

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correction
by kliq / March 2, 2007 7:28 AM PST
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I should be more specific, by BIOS drivers I mean the following.

"BIOS Flash Utility for K8MC51G Motherboard"

I downloaded the Video drivers which is making a difference already but I don't know how to find the chipset/motherboard drivers (unless this is what I posted above) or the network adapter drivers.

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I have no e-machi8nes so I don't KNOW...
by Edward ODaniel / March 3, 2007 3:07 AM PST
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just what drivers you need, but you need all that are available for YOUR machine.

That page I linked you to has a "Chat with a tech" button on it as well as an email link for support so you can direct your specific questions to the persons MOST CAPABLE of telling you just what you need.

It would appear that specific drivers for your NIC are not offered on the download page (although the specs sheet indicates they have a replacement part number for the NIC which is NTGW100372XP) but your system used to have something called "Big Fix" installed http://www.bigfix.com/

If you are sure that you remember correctly about the NIC being an "NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller" AND the e-machines tech support can't point you to their drivers you might try here:

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=%22NVIDiA+nForce+Networking+Controller%22

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Thank You
by kliq / March 5, 2007 3:47 AM PST

I works!!

I chated with the tech person and they gave me the link for the 3 drivers I needed.

- Chipset/Motherboard Driver
- Video Driver
- Audio Driver

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Glad to hear that YOU fixed your problem, ...
by Edward ODaniel / March 5, 2007 8:21 AM PST
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all we do is offer guidance.

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