A7N8X-Del ... Lan problem

I have just built my first system from scratch and everything went well except that I have not been able to conect to the internet(ADSL) through either of the built in lan ports.

MB - A7N8X Deluxe
OS - Windows XP

Also is there an easy way to remove/delete Windows XP, as I would like to try the install from scratch again, I tried to reformat the drive, but, XP will not cooperate.

Thanks .... BFB

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  1. First things first...

    To reinstall Windows XP... you just need to boot from the CD Rom again...like you did before...delete the old partition...and go from there...

    Shouldn't be a problem...if your trying to remove XP from within XP, that won't work...

    Okay...now...here's the funny part about the LAN ports on any Nforce 2 board...

    They won't work until you install the Nvidia Nforce2 Driver set..see link below..

    <A HREF="http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=nforce_udp_winxp_2.03" target="_new">http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=nforce_udp_winxp_2.03</A>

    So..basically what you have to do is install XP..and then imediately thereafter...install the Nvidia motherboard drivers...

    I've found the easiest way to do this...is to just burn them to a disk before installation..and then copying them over..

    Or..you can create a second partition on your hard drive...and just store them there...

    Hope this helps..


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  2. Thank for the help, just one last question, are the Nvidia Nforce2 Drivers that come on the cd with the MB no good?


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  3. install XP
    Chipset drivers
    all other hardware
    Reboot everytime system wants. Do not stack reboots.
  4. Final resolution of problem.

    Had to run ipconfig /release
    followed by ipconfig /reset

    Turns out the drivers supplied with the MB do work.

    Thanks for all the suggestions....BFB

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