ethernet controller drivers

By jillybean
Oct 20, 2006
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  1. So it was time to reformat my computer.
    I had XP home and put that back on...however, under other devices is my ethernet controller, multimedia audio controller, and SM Bus controller...all saying that they need drivers. How do I find out what I have and what drivers I need?

    TIA
    Jill
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You will need to install the drivers from either your computer manufacturers website(Dell/HP/Gateway etc) or your mobo manufacturers website.

    If you click on the first link in my signature, you`ll find info on how to find out your systems specs etc.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. jillybean

    jillybean Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks for the heads up

    this is what I got. Is this enough or should I do the 20 page thing? I think this covers what you mentioned in the post to newbies :)....I don't understand a bit of what this means :(
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Is what enough and what 20 page thing are you referring to?

    We need your system specs, then we can help you.

    Is your computer an oem build such as DEll/HP/Gateway etc, or a custom build?

    Regards Howard :)
  5. jillybean

    jillybean Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    whoops, sorry. I thought I had pasted it. I had it on the other computer and in an extreme moment of briliance, I forgot I was using a different mouse and counldn't past to here...sorry


    Computer:

    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition OS Service Pack Service Pack 2 DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c) Computer Name HOME
    User Name Jillybean

    Motherboard:
    CPU Type Unknown, 1583 MHz (9.5 x 167) 2300+ Motherboard Name Epox EP-8RDA3(I)/8RDAE(I) (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DDR DIMM, Audio)
    Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 System Memory 512 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM) BIOS Type Award (07/29/04) Communication Port Communications Port (COM1) Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display:
    Video Adapter RADEON 7000 / RADEON VE Family (Microsoft Corporation) (64 MB)
    Video Adapter RADEON 7000 / RADEON VE Family (Microsoft Corporation) (64 MB)
    3D Accelerator ATI RV100 DDR Monitor Samsung CMQ5387L

    Multimedia:
    Audio Adapter nVIDIA MCP2 - Audio Codec Interface Storage:
    IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive Disk Drive WDC WD800JB-00JJA0 (74 GB, IDE) Optical Drive NU CDRW/DVD DBW-521 (DVD:16x, CD:52x/24x/52x DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK

    Partitions:
    C: (NTFS) 76308 MB (73934 MB free) Input:
    Keyboard HID Keyboard Device Mouse HID-compliant mouse

    Network:
    Modem Lucent Win Modem

    Peripherals:
    USB1 Controller nVIDIA MCP2 - OHCI USB Controller USB1 Controller nVIDIA MCP2 - OHCI USB Controller USB2 Controller nVIDIA MCP2 - EHCI USB 2.0 Controller
    USB Device USB Composite Device
    USB Device USB Human Interface Device USB Device USB Human Interface Device USB Device USB Human Interface Device
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

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