I am at work now so i can't be too specific, but i did look in my network connections, and there was nothing there.
I also tinkered in the device manager last night too, and there were about 4 or 5 items all with the yellow ? next to them. They were all listed under the same heading. I can't recall exactly the name of the heading, but i think it was something like PCI device.
The actual connection is to the motherboard. I do not have a separate PCI card for networking.
I found the drivers for the device on Realtek's webpage. I remember looking there last night but i couldn't locate them. I am going to try them out when i get back from work today, and ill give you the specific entries with the yellow ? in the device manager too.
Try installing all the driver packages from the bioware site. While they're installing, watch your device manager and see if any of the yellow ? change or go away. The important ones are the Chipset and Onboard LAN, if that doesn't work go here: http://www.driverfall.com/show/13950730/biostar-p35d2-a...
and download the Chipset and On-board LAN drivers. Make sure you choose the correct one for your OS. (Eg. Don't download x64 drivers if you're on a 32bit system)
Most of those yellow ? listed as PCI devices are probably related to the chipset drivers, so this should get you set.
Now, go to your Device Manager and right-click the Ethernet Controller and choose 'Update Driver'.
When prompted where to look for the driver, choose to do it manually and hit Browse.
Browse to the WINXP folder you extracted earlier and tell it to search that folder. It should pull up the one driver file located inside and allow you to install.
If you don't want to download WinRAR, you can try this link I made where I already extracted the folder and put in a ZIP file, here: http://www.mediafire.com/?jymqfdfexxy . I'm not sure if that hosting service is any good or if it will work, but I figure it's worth a try.
well...i just installed maybe the fourth or fifth different driver and restarted my computer, then i fiddled with the cable in the back and it seems to be working now. I bet that the cable wasn't seated properly. ugh...thanks a lot for the help anyway.