just had a look at the manual for you,,,, might as well have been reading the yellow pages for all the info it gives. just so you dont lose faith, the lan port on the K7S8XE+ does work (at least on mine it does)
Just checked in bios and it was enabled. Thought while i was there i would disable it then enable it again.....big mistake now XP hangs again....
paperman27....The lan was working for about 5 months then PC kept hanging after a sign popped up about network line unplugged or similar, took the router cable out and still froze after about 6 mins but without the sign.
Could not restore or repair XP so put in again, now left with no net adaptor.
uninstalled adaptor and put in again three times but no change. MB problem ???
presumably each time you remove/install lan adapter you have the motherboard driver cd in the drive and are not letting winxp install the basic windows drivers.
once you have installed the lan card, through device manager, try updating the driver (maybe a new driver is available from asrock).
good luck, though if it has worked before then stopped working, it might be a mobo fault, considering the low price of these boards, it might be cheaper to replace rather than repair, or just buy a new PCI lan card and disable the onboard one.
sorry i cant be more help, unless you need the mobo cd drivers.