Windows Thread, Ethernet drivers for HP DC5100 tower... I'm stuck! in Technical; I've had to re-install XP Pro SP2 on an HP DC5100 and did this from the supplied recovery disks.
16th June 2009, 08:28 PM #1
Ethernet drivers for HP DC5100 tower... I'm stuck!
I've had to re-install XP Pro SP2 on an HP DC5100 and did this from the supplied recovery disks.
All is fine BUT it hasn't installed the ethernet drivers
I got as far as this webpage: HP Compaq dc5100 Microtower PC- Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center
But how do I know which to use and what do I do with it please?
Sorry I'm having a seriously bad time at the moment and the brain has gone into meltdown.
16th June 2009, 08:57 PM #2
Try em all's the quickest way I'd say.
5 Listed, 1 you can discount immediately the wireless one which leaves 4 of which there are 2 brands, Broadcomm and Intel.
You'll know soon enough if it works, or not.
Pretty poor recovery disks eh.
Thanks to kmount from:
elsiegee40 (16th June 2009)
16th June 2009, 08:58 PM #3
I was just about to post that After teenage son said exactly the same thing! (He does have his uses occasionally!)
Third time lucky!
16th June 2009, 09:09 PM #4
Too late now, but if you're in this kind of situation again you can easily get the manufacturer from device manager. Get the properties of the network card which needs a driver and go to the details tab. Choose "hardware IDs" from the dropdown - the info there tells you what the card is. The first part of the number tells you the manufacturer; 2 common ones are Intel which is 8086 and Broadcom which is 14E4
If you want to know more, go to PCI Vendor and Device Lists
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elsiegee40 (16th June 2009), john (16th June 2009), kmount (16th June 2009), Shielder (17th June 2009)
16th June 2009, 09:45 PM #5
Good post there Steve, did not know that.
Originally Posted by srochford
17th June 2009, 12:46 PM #6
Or... if you are extremelly lazy you can use a program like Astra 32 from here ASTRA32 - Advanced System Information Tool - Free Download and run it from a USB key and it will tell you the names of your missing drivers amongst other things.
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elsiegee40 (17th June 2009)
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