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Driver needed: Unknown ethernet controller Windows XP

By amym1586
Oct 3, 2007
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  1. I had to reinstall XP. After reinstalling the ethernet controller driver is missing and i dont know the ethernet card manufacturers name or the name of the card so i cant find any drivers for it.

    I don't really know anything about PCI cards or motherboards.


    Any help would be much appreciated.
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,711

    Tell us the following please:
    1: Is it a separate card or built into the motherboard
    2: If a card, look at the chip (small square back think) and tell us the name on the chip and the numbers with it - could be Realtek 8029 for example. You may need to take it out of the case to see the detail.
    3: If a motherboard, tell us who made it and the model number. You can find this by looking at it - you may need a torch.
  3. amym1586

    amym1586 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Sorry for being a pain.. but you may need to talk to me in the lamest terms possible.

    I have a dell laptop if that helps any. I have no idea about cards and motherboards.. :(
  4. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl Newcomer, in training Posts: 668

    Go HERE enter your model in the relevant fields,and look for Integrated Network controller,or similar.
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