Ethernet Controller Drivers Windows XP

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Ethernet Controller Drivers Windows XP

Postby bockboy » Thu May 19, 2011 7:54 pm

Hi,

I recently reformatted my computer and installed Windows XP Home. Unfortunately I cannot connect to the internet anymore. I looked at the drivers in the device manager and the Ethernet Controller has a yellow exclamation mark beside it. I understand that similar issues have been discussed however by googling it I have had no success. I cannot find the correct driver. Note that each time I try to do a Driver scan or something similar, I have to save the scanner to my Flash Drive. However this never works as the scanner always needs to connect to the internet, which is no good to me. I tried the Everest links but that no longer exists. This is becoming very cumbersome for me as I need the internet to do my home business. My computer specs are "AMD Phenom(tm) 8450" and the part number on my Motherboard is "RS780M03A1-8EKRS2HM". Keep in mind that I will pay whoever back that helps me with karma. I am forever grateful because this is losing me money fast.

Thanks so much for reading.

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Re: Ethernet Controller Drivers Windows XP

Postby Velo:Sity » Fri May 20, 2011 12:34 am

You might try this one.

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Re: Ethernet Controller Drivers Windows XP

Postby smack323 » Fri May 20, 2011 12:09 pm

If you purchased the PC i would check the manufactur website for the drivers for your model. Or update to windows 7 and 99.9% of the time you wont even need to install any drivers.
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Re: Ethernet Controller Drivers Windows XP

Postby bockboy » Fri May 20, 2011 8:51 pm

Thanks for the replies. I found out my computer is an Acer model "Aspire M5200". I'm not sure if that helps or not.

When I go to http://driverfinderpro.com/support-drivers.php?id=acer I can download the Driver_Finder Setup. I then copy it onto my thumbdrive and then transfer my thumbdrive over to my non-connecting computer. Once I open the Driver_Finder Setup on my computer and start to run the install I get the error message "Download Failed! resolving hostname. To run the setup again, please restart the installer."

I have tried this with a couple different Driver Finders with no luck. They all seem to stop halfway through the installation. I've tried "Driveragent", "DriverWhiz", and "DriverFInder".

I don't want to buy another version of windows as that can get rather expensive.

Please let me know if there is any more information I can get for you or anything I can try that would help to resolve this.

Thanks

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Re: Ethernet Controller Drivers Windows XP

Postby bockboy » Fri May 20, 2011 9:19 pm

I think I may have a solution but need some more help. I can download the Acer Driver Finder that is associated with my Model Acer Aspire M5200. It's found at the link I provided above.

My question is this, when I download the DriverFinder_Setup.exe from the website on this computer, run the .exe file which sets up the program, copy it onto my thumbdrive, and then copy it from my thumbdrive to my non-connected computer, why is it not working? How would I get around this issue?

Keep in mind that the computer that I want the program to run on doesn't have access to the internet.

Thanks

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Re: Ethernet Controller Drivers Windows XP

Postby XstollieX » Fri May 20, 2011 9:38 pm

This should be the driver you need. As long as it is the Aspire M5200. Here is the page with all of the drivers for your system. Hope that helps :)

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Re: Ethernet Controller Drivers Windows XP

Postby smack323 » Mon May 23, 2011 10:46 am

I dont recommend using programs like "driver finder pro" as most of them are are poor quality, buggy, and sometime loaded with spyware or malware. Its always best to just go to the manufactures website directly to get the drivers. XstollieX looks to have found what you need.
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