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Windows XP Home Edition Driver Problems

By Michael34 ·
Hello,

My question is that I have a friend who has a very nice computer, and he was wanting to setup a LAN just like the one I have, so we got a Router and NIC Card.

Now the card is a linksys100TX EtherFast 10/100 LAN card, and it is printed on the box that it is XP Compatable (Actually it says "Designed for Windows XP), Now when the PC loads, it just says "Driver Invalid". We downloaded and installed the driver from the CD, and still the same thing. We installed the driver in the device manager and still it don't work, so I got one off the internet and guess what, It still don't work (I really don't like XP now). Anyways I have several ones that I know work with XP, so I pulled 4 Diffeent ones out and we get the same thing, It says its Invalid Driver or Driver error with every NIC we try to install.
This PC has Never been on the internet, and I am trying to set it up where it can access the router and get on the net.

Notes include:
*PCI and its installed correctly
*When the PC Boots, the lighs on the NIC don't light up (I am running 2K Pro on mine and everytime I turn on my PC they come on)
*His PC is a AMD 1.7 GHZ, 528 MB RAM

What could be causing this?

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by TheChas In reply to Windows XP Home Edition D ...

1. The lights on the NIC do not usually come on unless the PC is connected to a network.

2. Does his motherboard have an on-board NIC?
Is it disabled in BIOS settings?

3. Have you tried a different slot?
There may be an IRQ sharing conflict with the slot you are using.

You might also want to check for updates to the chip-set drivers for his mother-board.

Just had another thought.
You may have an XP update issue.
Either connect to the net using a modem, or download and install Service Pack 1 for your friend.
Many hardware devices and programs did not function correctly with XP without the updates.

Chas

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by Michael34 In reply to Windows XP Home Edition D ...

Thanks, The problem was a faulty install of Windows XP.

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by Ann777 In reply to Windows XP Home Edition D ...

1) If this is WinXP Home edition, then you need to setup a workgroup environment... not a domain. WinXP Home Edition will not operate on a domain; it will in a workgroup.

2) If the computer has an on-board NIC, make sure it is diabled in the BIOS before trying to install a daughterboard NIC. Boot to safe mode and make sure device manager is clear of errors... remove any "Other devices" with yellow question marks beside it, etc.

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by Michael34 In reply to Windows XP Home Edition D ...

Ya we already checked all that. We are NOT setting up a domain.

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by Michael34 In reply to Windows XP Home Edition D ...

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