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November 26, 2011 4:45:47 PM

Hi,

Today I cannot connect to the internet. Currently, I have a Ethernet Controller issue.

MB - Asus M5A87
Network Card - DLINK DFE-538TX
Wired

In Device Manager:

Cannot find 538TX in Network Adaptors menu

However, VIA Rhine III Compatible Fast Ethernet (which I did not install) is showing (???) and requires a restart. After restart, in Device Manager it has a yellow "!" because it "does not have enough available resources" (???) and requires I disable another device.

When I disable Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (because I was using the DLINK instead of it) Rhine III disappears from Network Adaptors menu.

Then Other Devices menu shows Ethernet Controller with yellow "!", and stating drivers are not installed. I have the M5A87 installation CD and attempt to load drivers from it but keep getting message that drivers were not found.

I rolled back software updates to a few weeks ago, but it was working this week, so that should be plenty.

Is this a network card issue, a MB issue? I did a quick scan for viruses and results were negative.

What is the fix for this? Help much needed!

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November 26, 2011 11:06:42 PM

Have you tried deleting the DFE-538TX Device manager and then let Windows find it again? Why are you using that NIC instead of the onboard Realtek 8111E LAN Controller?
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November 26, 2011 11:25:00 PM

Yes to both. Windows didnt find it again.

I solved it. I had a small power outage last night which may have actually been a power surge, and the fuse kicking out and back in. Anyway, the PCI slot appears to have been fried in the process. Switched the card to a new slot and we're back in business.

Thanks for the response.
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November 27, 2011 12:05:06 AM

A power surge should normally be handled by the PSU.
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November 27, 2011 4:02:07 AM

Yes, or it come through the ethernet cable?
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November 27, 2011 1:01:29 PM

That's a possibility, but then the NIC would no longer work.
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November 27, 2011 1:32:44 PM

Well, what can I say. I guess the slot just quit. Thanks again.
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November 27, 2011 1:33:20 PM

Best answer selected by iRacer2100.
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