Help! NIC failure after CMOS battery change

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Help! NIC failure after CMOS battery change

  • I just changed my CMOS battery and as soon as I rebooted I got "Error initializing PCI Express NIC bridge- NIC failure". Needless to say I have no internet connection now and have tried everything I know to repair and cannot. Checked all BIOS settings...checked device manager...totally checked all connections on motherboard along with a good inspection...reinstalled Broadcom 57XX Gigabit ethernet driver and will not show up in network connections. Please tell me it is not the motherboard. I have not tried a reflash of the BIOS but will tonight when I can download from a neighbors computer. Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
    Dimension XPS Gen 4
    Nvidia Geforce 6800
    Soundblaster Audigy 2
    A07 BIOS
    Broadcom 57XX Gigibit Ethernet Controller
    Win XP Pro
    2 GB Ram

    Message Edited by Beckzilla on 01-16-2008 08:42 PM

    Message Edited by Beckzilla on 01-17-2008 12:02 PM
  • Anybody?
  • try resetting your bios once again
     
    Go here and scroll down to reseting the Cmos..
     


    Message Edited by Davet50 on 01-16-2008 07:58 PM

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  • Appreciate your reply but that page is not loading. Do you mean to take out the battery and reinsert again? The first time I changed I did not push the power button in for 15 seconds. Could this cause a problem. I will try resetting and see what happens.
  • Ok, tried a reflash of the Bios and resetting the Bios last night and still have problem. Any help please??
  • this is what  your manual says.
    Clearing CMOS Settings
    CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide.
    1. Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin."

    2. Reset the current CMOS settings:

      1. Locate the 3-pin CMOS jumper (CLR CMOS) on the system board.

      1. Remove the jumper plug from pins 2 and 3.

      2. Place the jumper plug on pins 1 and 2 and wait approximately 5 seconds.

      3. Replace the jumper plug on pins 2 and 3.

    3. Close the computer cover.

    NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then plug it into the computer.
    1. Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.

    Proably simular to removing the battery but again worth a try. can you boot into the bios?

    if you can make sure all the settings are correct. Replacing a battery should not have taken out a nic.

     HomeBuilt SandyBridge P8P67 i7 2600k @ 4.5 ghz 8gigs GSkill Ripjaws. Corsair 800D Case and AX1200 Ps X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty pro PCIe Sound Card
    Dell Studio XPS 1645  Window 7 Pro

    Forum member since 2003

  • just did this and yes, I can boot into the Bios and all the settings are correct. Problem still there. Ordered a PCI Ethernet controller board today so I can connect again. Have no idea why this happened. Any idea on how to get rid of the POST error message? Any other ideas?
  • found this also
     
     
    Hopefully when you get your card turn off the internal nic...by the way did you chech the lights on the ethernet connector on the back of the computer when you are attached to your modem/network

     HomeBuilt SandyBridge P8P67 i7 2600k @ 4.5 ghz 8gigs GSkill Ripjaws. Corsair 800D Case and AX1200 Ps X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty pro PCIe Sound Card
    Dell Studio XPS 1645  Window 7 Pro

    Forum member since 2003

  • Went to the new support page you posted and thought this was my answer but performed that procedure twice and problem still there. Now I am bummed.
  • yea iI would be to..most everthing i seem to find leads to motherboard issues...guess when you get your new nic card you will know more...hopefully it will fix your problem...


    Message Edited by Davet50 on 01-18-2008 05:02 PM

     HomeBuilt SandyBridge P8P67 i7 2600k @ 4.5 ghz 8gigs GSkill Ripjaws. Corsair 800D Case and AX1200 Ps X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty pro PCIe Sound Card
    Dell Studio XPS 1645  Window 7 Pro

    Forum member since 2003

  • OK, got new ethernet controller and now can get on the internet again. Disabled the Integrated NIC in the system Bios but error message still shows up on startup. Any way to get rid of this error message?
  • try going into the bios and see if there is a function to clear the error messages...
     
    Also remember that in some of the stuff i pointed out a lot did not clear the error with the additon of a new card..leading them to believe the mb was bad...
     

     HomeBuilt SandyBridge P8P67 i7 2600k @ 4.5 ghz 8gigs GSkill Ripjaws. Corsair 800D Case and AX1200 Ps X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty pro PCIe Sound Card
    Dell Studio XPS 1645  Window 7 Pro

    Forum member since 2003