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Onboard Network card Lost.

by someausiebloke / November 3, 2004 12:01 PM PST

I am totally lost. My network card is totally lost. i am running windows 2000, and in my device manager there is absolutly no network card showing. My biggest problem is its an onboard network card. The motherboard is a MSI km4m with an AMD chip in it. none of the drivers i seem to find do anything, especially considering there is no network card showing to add the drivers to. Does this mean the network card is totally dead, because it was working, and then i made a few changes to the users on the system. If anyone could tell me where i am going wrong it would be apreciated.


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Re: Onboard Network card Lost.
by AussiePete / November 3, 2004 9:03 PM PST

First try "add new hardware" and see if it finds the card.
Then check to make sure it is turned on in the bios.
Could be your motherboard drivers have been corrupted. Being an onboard item it is dependant on these drivers. So try reinstalling them - but while you are at it download the latest bios and motherboard drivers.

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Re: Onboard Network card Lost.
by billzhills / November 3, 2004 11:17 PM PST


Check in the BIOS and make sure that the on-board NIC is not disabled. Generally F1 or Del allows access to the BIOS set up. From their I must leave you to consult the M/B manual on what to do next. Too many M/B with their own set of rules.


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Re: Onboard Network card Lost.
by someausiebloke / November 8, 2004 9:17 AM PST

Got it in one, for some reason something turned it off on the bois, up and running again, cheers.

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