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Internet Connection/Ethernet Controller Problems

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I recently reformatted my hard drive and am experiencing problems connecting to the internet. Although I'm plugging the ethernet cable into the jack, it doesn't read that anything is there. I thought it might have been a software issue, but changing internet setting ect. didn't do anything. After trying that I checked the hardware list and found that I was missing the driver for an "Ethernet Controller". It didn't give any info on it other than the name, so I assumed it was talking about the integrated motherboard one. I got the motherboard model (Intel D945GPM Desktop Board) and searched for ethernet controllers on it and came up with an (Intel 82573L Ethernet Controller) and an (Intel 82562GZ). I downloaded the driver for the former and put them on a USB flash drive and moved it to the computer with the problem, but when I run the driver installer it opens a command prompt type window and then closes in under a second.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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Hi Metaphow
Welcome to G2G
Now that you have the driver go back to the hardware list and right click on the network card.
Click on properties then click on update driver. Point to the file you downloaded.
Did you get a motherboard disc with you computer ? This should have an installer on it for the network, Sound etc.
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