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    Question ethernet driver error

    i have finished building my PC and have successfully installed the new OS ( vista with a free upgrade which i haven't installed yet as i have to order it ) but when i installed all of the updates through windows update something went wrong with the Ethernet driver and now i cant connect to the internet ( i am using my other PC ) not only that i cant seem to find a restore point before the updates were installed and now i have no idea how to solve this issue any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: ethernet driver error

    Install the LAN drivers from the cd the mobo came with. And dont forget to install the inf / chipset drivers first. DON'T install any drivers from windowsupdate. Some arent reliable. Thats why drivers COME on the CD. And why theyre on the mobo maker's site
    Last edited by Speedy Gonzales; 27-12-2009 at 07:55 PM.

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    Default Re: ethernet driver error

    should i uninstall the old faulty drivers first and if so how do i do this?

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    Default Re: ethernet driver error

    No just reinstall the LAN drivers, (from the mobo CD), they should install over whats installed. Do the same for the sound. Install the chipset drivers first

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    Default Re: ethernet driver error

    so reinstall all of the drivers on the mobo cd?

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    Default Re: ethernet driver error

    Thats right, chipset / inf drivers first, then it may need a reboot, then install the LAN and sound/audio drivers

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    Default Re: ethernet driver error

    thanks sooo much its all fixed now

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    Default Re: ethernet driver error

    Sweet Write down for next time. I must NOT get crap drivers from windowsupdate

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    Default Re: ethernet driver error

    lol too true

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