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!