Ethernet Controller, missing drivers Windows 7

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Ethernet Controller, missing drivers Windows 7

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Hej

I have recently acquired a Dell Dimension 8100, and installed Windows 7 on it.

The Ethernet Controller in Device Manager is flaged (/!\) not allowing me to use the internet.

I need a driver for it thats compatible with the onborad controller and Windows 7

THX

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  •  SupaFly101,

     

    Did you try using the Vista drivers in the compatibility mode?

     

    Right click on the drivers file, left click properties, left click compatibility. Change the compatibility to Vista. Then right click on the drivers, left click run as administrator.

     

    The Desktop/Notebook Utility needs to be installed first(if applicable), then the chipset drivers. If they are NOT installed first, then the rest of the drivers will fail to install.

     

     

     

     

    Since the operating system was re-installed did you remember to go to drivers and downloads, enter your service tag(DO NOT POST SERVICE TAG here or your post will get deleted, since it contains your personal information), and install these drivers in this order.

     

    Idea Hint Idea When downloading the drivers, make a folder for each drivers and name it with the device it belongs with to make it easier to install them in the proper order.



    Desktop System Software or Notebook System Software(if applicable)
    Chipset or SMBus driver
    Processor Driver (if applicable)
    Video
    Audio (sound)
    Input Drivers (keyboard/mouse)
    Modem
    Network Card

    QuickSet(Laptop only)


     


    Go to device manager(right click my computer, left click properties, left click hardware, left click device manager)


    Go to the USB Controller section and click the + sign.


    Go to each USB Root Hub and right click on it, left click properties, left click power management. Uncheck the box, allow computer to turn off this device to save power.


    Restart your computer.

     

     

    Rick

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

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  • Im sorry i did not understand what u ment by "Did you try using the Vista drivers in the compatibility mode?"

    What Drivers file should i do this on ? I have no Restore CD or any kind of drivers right now, even the sound drivers are absent :(

  •  SupaFly101,

     

    You said...

    SupaFly101
    I have recently acquired a Dell Dimension 8100, and installed Windows 7 on it.

     

    On upgraded systems, you need to install the desktop/notebook utility and the chipset drivers first or the rest of the drivers will fail to install. Some systems do NOT have Windows 7 drivers. Installing the Vista drivers in the compatibility mode.

     

     

    Rixk

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

    Welcome to Dell Community!

  • PudgyOne
     

    On upgraded systems, you need to install the desktop/notebook utility and the chipset drivers first or the rest of the drivers will fail to install. Some systems do NOT have Windows 7 drivers. Installing the Vista drivers in the compatibility mode.

    THX  for replying..

    I did a clean instalation not an upgrade, and i dont see how i can install the Vista drivers in compatibility mode or where from i download the drivers or the chipset drivers :(

    Im sorry, but i need links and in-detail explenations or i wont go far :((

    THX again

  • SupaFly101,

     

    Download and install in the ME Compatibility mode

     

    Right click on the drivers file, left click properties, left click compatibility. Change the compatibility to ME. Then right click on the drivers, left click run as administrator.

     

    Dell System Utilities and Intel 800 Series Integrated Chipset

     

    After you restart, try running Finding System Information

     

    At the bottom, you'll see which network adapters you have. Are they listed in the device manager?

     

     

    Rick

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

    Welcome to Dell Community!

  • PudgyOne

    After you restart, try running Finding System Information

     At the bottom, you'll see which network adapters you have. Are they listed in the device manager?

    Ok now i understood what u ment by runing it in compa. mode :))

    And i did both the Utility installing 16 files or so, and the Intel 800 thing installing 64 files or so.

    After restart i did the "systeminfo.cmd"

    And it showed the following "Network Card(s):     N/A :(

    In Device Manager under "Other devices" the following r listed:

    /!\ Ethernet Controller

    /!\ Multimedia Audio Controller

    /!\ PCI Input Device

    (?) Unsuported Device

  •  SupaFly101,

     

    Try installing EVEREST Home Edition

     

    Click on computer, summary.

     

    There it should hopefully tell you what network devices you have. It's a shame you're not online as you can right click, then left click update drivers on anything that in blue.

     

    You didn't happen to install the ethernet card yourself. I know I did on an older computer and had to get out the installation disk to install it on my computer after a clean installation.

     

     

    Rick

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

    Welcome to Dell Community!

  • PudgyOne

    Try installing EVEREST Home Edition

    There it should hopefully tell you what network devices you have. It's a shame you're not online as you can right click, then left click update drivers on anything that in blue.

    You didn't happen to install the ethernet card yourself. I know I did on an older computer and had to get out the installation disk to install it on my computer after a clean installation.

    Got EVEREST.

    PCI/PnP Network is: 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller.

    And no i didnt install it myself :)

  •  SupaFly101

     

    Try THIS DRIVER in the ME compability mode.

     

    Search Results for "3Com 3C920"

     

     

    Rick

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

    Welcome to Dell Community!

  • PudgyOne

    Try THIS DRIVER in the ME compability mode.

    That did it now i have connected THX a lot :D

    Now i need the video drivers and audio ones tho

  •  SupaFly101,

     

    Any clue what audio and video drivers you need from Everest?

     

     

    Rick

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

    Welcome to Dell Community!

  • PudgyOne
     

    Any clue what audio and video drivers you need from Everest?

    Em..

    Audio: Multimedia Audio Controller [NoDB]

    Video: it just saids Standard VGA Graphics Adapter but i know theres an nVidia 64MB 256 AGP one inside or simuler to that..

  • SupaFly101,

     

    Search Results for "nVidia 64MB 256 AGP"

     

    Results not very good for Search Results for "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter"

     

    Search Results for "Audio: Multimedia Audio Controller"

     

    Just thinking, since you can connect, try Windows updates and/or try updating the drivers in the device manager and allow the computer to go online and look for the drivers. Another possible thing to try is delete the yellow exclaimination marks and red x's in device manager and see if Windows can fine the drivers after you restart your computer.

     

     

    Rick

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

    Welcome to Dell Community!

  • PudgyOne

    Just thinking, since you can connect, try Windows updates and/or try updating the drivers in the device manager and allow the computer to go online and look for the drivers. Another possible thing to try is delete the yellow exclaimination marks and red x's in device manager and see if Windows can fine the drivers after you restart your computer.

    None of the above drivers worked, i have tryed ur suggestions, on the card it said the latest drivers were installed already, i even went to nVidia and it found the Standard VGA card with the latest updates already applyed..

    The sound is SoundBlaster live! from creative... i remember seeing that b4 i reinstalled Windows 7.

    ...oh and back on the updates cuz im online now.. it will not find the audio drivers on its own or any other flaged stuff...

    I even diasbled/uninstalled them, hopeing it will try to install it from the net when i restart but no luck..

  • SupaFly101,

     

    While I was waiting, I found THIS THREAD. It may or may not help.

     

    Try,,,

     

    Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! 512V and maybe Creative Labs Sound Blaster 64 PCI

     

    Video

     

    Download and install the ATI 32MB Radeon drivers first, they're ME Drivers.

     

    Try going to nVidia's Website for the Video drivers first. If that doesn't work, then try each below

     

    ATI 32MB Radeon

     

    Dazzle Inc. Movie Studio II HW

     

    nVidia 32MB GeForce2 GTS

     

    nVidia 64MB GeForce2 GTS

     

    nVidia 32MB GeForce2 MX

     

    nVidia 64MB DDR GeForce3

     

    nVidia 64MB GeForce2 GTS Ultra

     

    nVidia 32MB GeForce2 MX W/TVOUT

     

    nVidia 64MB GeForce2 GTS Ultra

     

    nVidia 32MB GeForce2 MX

     

     

    Rick

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

    Welcome to Dell Community!