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February 17, 2011 7:30:04 PM

I just did a fresh Windows XP Pro (SP2) reload and all is well. Except that the on board network devices never show they are connected. I have reloaded the drivers three times and same result. The XP Device Mangler shows no errors. The network cable that goes to that computer desk is live and works on other machines.

Why won't it work on this desktop?

Thanks for any help.
Paul in San Diego
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February 17, 2011 8:01:31 PM

Shutdown then disconnect the RJ-45 cable from the MOBO, and restart. Open the Device Manager, click [+] Network Adapters - does Realtek 8111C/.... show-up? If not click the Scan for hardware or Options ? Scan for Hardware.

If it wasn't there before then you've got a bad cable.

Before going further, is the Realtek 8111C/... listed in the Device Manager?

Also, try -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357
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February 17, 2011 8:06:38 PM

It calls it an Nforce networking device, not Realtek but there are no asterisks next to it so Windows sees no problem.

RE the cable; as I said it works on other computers at that desk.
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February 17, 2011 8:11:51 PM

SanDiegoPaul said:
...as I said it works on other computers at that desk.

Not always especially if it's off a HUB vs directly connected to the Router or Switch.

I'm looking at 'your configuration' it listed Asus P6T - is this correct? If yes then you need to delete the "Nforce networking device" it's loaded the wrong device. If not then please list the correct MOBO.

If this on a different MOBO with "Nforce networking device" then try -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357
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