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Reinstalled XP but my ethernet card is showing an exclamation mark in device manager. Downloaded and installed the drivers from Realtek but no matter what I try the card doesn't change its status. I've uninstalled and reinstalled it to no avail (tried this in Safe mode as well) . I even physically took the card out of the pc in the hope that would help. Would appreciate any suggestions.

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Is nic onboard or a add on card?
If onboard what make and model is your motherboard?
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Its an add on card.
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I take it by your description it is a Realtek nic card?
What is the model number of the card?
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I used the software unknowndeviceidentifier to establish the model as 8139D

Edited by NOTEVER, 18 February 2010 - 08:33 AM.

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Try this on HERE
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If rshaffer61's doesn't work, try this one from nodevice.com. I've had quite a bit of success with this website, just stumbled upon it one day.

REALTEK DRIVER
Model: RTL 8139/ 8139A/ 8139B/ 8139C/ 8139C+/ 8139D/ 8130/ 810X/ 8169/ 8110
Size: 2.11 Mb
Manufacturer: RealTek
Device type: Network
Operation system: Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP
MD5: d248275b98909818ed6a9e77cfcdddb2

Download Instructions:
  • Click the Blue Highlighted "Download"
  • Enter Verification Code
  • Wait 30 seconds for download to begin

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rshaffer61

Your link just took me to a site which wanted to sell me tools it wouldn't allow me to download the driver without registering. Then when I tried to register it said new users not allowed to register due to fraud.

Ferrari

I've been to this site before and got the driver but it doesn't seem to pick it up when I try to link the NIC to the location of the driver.Even rebooting and/or uninstalling the card doesn't help.

Thanks to you both for your help
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Try right clicking on the driver in device manager and then click on update driver. Point it to the new driver and see if it works. If not your nic card may be dead.
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Tried that but no use. My card is showing a green light and the pc shows a hardware message by the clock when I boot up saying new hardware found and the hardware wizard kicks in but no matter which location I pick for the driver it doesn't find it. This card worked fine 5 days ago before I reinstalled xp.
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I take it you have completely uninstalled the existing driver and made sure the card is seated correctly.
If it still does not load a driver then the only reason I see is a faulty card.
I take it you are on a different system then typing here?
what version of XP on the system and what SP is currently installed?
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Yes everything seated correctly I've even tried it in a different slot.I'm on a different pc. The OS is XPHome with SP2 installed. It just seems strange it was working before I XP'd it. Previous OS was Millenium but I formatted and clean installed XP could that cause the problem ?
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Where did the XP come from?
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Why? Its a proper disk so no worries there
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Replace the card then.
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