Onboard network card problems

  yogibear 23:32 05 Mar 2011
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I have just formatted my XP machine after a virus or something frazzed it (on restart just got black screen with flashing cursor).Format and reinstallation went fine, got all my stuff working (power data recovery, cracking programme).

But the internet keeps cutting off, diagnostics show no network card installed. When I check control panel, the network card is there with a yellow circle/black asterisk. Trying to update driver is a no go, it shows there is no better driver available. So I have to uninstall the adapter, restart the machine which then finds the 'new' device and loads the software. Then I have to restart again to allow it to work correctly.
Never had this before, so why now?


General information
Network Card: NVIDIA nForce 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
Vendor Description: NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Adapter Driver
MAC Address: 00-25-22-08-11-AC

Capabilities
Maximum Link Speed: 100 Mbps
Transmit Buffer Size: 775168 Bytes
Receive Buffer Size: 6201344 Bytes
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Computer
Computer Brand Name: Unknown on Noname

Motherboard
Motherboard Model: ASRock N68-S
Motherboard Chipset: nVidia nForce 630a / GeForce 7025
Motherboard Slots: 2xPCI, 2xPCI Express x1, 1xPCI Express x16

BIOS
BIOS Manufacturer: American Megatrends
BIOS Date: 09/21/09
BIOS Version: P1.60

Super-IO/LPC Chip: Winbond/Nuvoton W83627DHG-P

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  rdave13 23:40 05 Mar 2011

Sounds as you've got a program re-installed with a virus/malware on it that disables the network card.

  [email protected] 01:59 06 Mar 2011

I take it you are installing the correct nVidia driver, and not just a generic Windows one?

  User-312386 07:06 06 Mar 2011

Have you installed your chipset drivers?

  yogibear 10:43 06 Mar 2011

Hi, I've run Malawarebytes, SUPERAntiSpyware, MaCafee, and they all show the system as clear. Windows Defender says my system is running normally. Yes, I have installed all drivers from the MOBO CD I received with the system, also have downloaded and installed all XP updates.

Not sure where to go now, unless NVIDIA can help. Worth an email I suppose.

  Terry Brown 10:53 06 Mar 2011

It looks as if you have not installed the motherboard drivers.

This is the link you need.
click here

Terry

  Terry Brown 10:57 06 Mar 2011

Add on

The chances are that the drivers on the Original motherboard are now out of date, as XP is on SP3 and when you installed your system , is was either sp1 or sp2.

Download and run the curent ones from asrock.
Terry

  yogibear 11:03 06 Mar 2011

Thanks for that, I'll do that now. Also just ran a quick scan and this is what showed up.


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100
click here

Database version: 5972


Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

06/03/2011 10:55:41
mbam-log-2011-03-06 (10-55-41).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 139367
Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 11 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 2
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\scrfile\shell\open\command\(default) (Broken.OpenCommand) -> Bad: (NOTEPAD.EXE %1) Good: ("%1" /S) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\regfile\shell\open\command\(default) (Broken.OpenCommand) -> Bad: (NOTEPAD.EXE %1) Good: (regedit.exe "%1") -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

  yogibear 18:22 06 Mar 2011

Left it to run a full scan and this is what showed up.


06/03/2011 18:12:21
mbam-log-2011-03-06 (18-12-08).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|F:\|)
Objects scanned: 409326
Time elapsed: 2 hour(s), 33 minute(s), 23 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 2
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 11

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\scrfile\shell\open\command\(default) (Broken.OpenCommand) -> Bad: (NOTEPAD.EXE %1) Good: ("%1" /S) -> No action taken.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\regfile\shell\open\command\(default) (Broken.OpenCommand) -> Bad: (NOTEPAD.EXE %1) Good: (regedit.exe "%1") -> No action taken.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
d:\recovered\new folder\program files\VIA\VIAudioi\HDADeck\Logo.bmp (Extension.Mismatch) -> No action taken.
f:\new folder\lost files\$dir00092\Surprize.gif (Extension.Mismatch) -> No action taken.
f:\new folder\lost files\$dir00092\Swimmers.gif (Extension.Mismatch) -> No action taken.
f:\new folder\lost files\$dir00092\mu806v36.jpg (Extension.Mismatch) -> No action taken.
f:\new folder\lost files\$dir00092\04.jpg (Extension.Mismatch) -> No action taken.
f:\new folder\lost files\$dir00092\08069.jpg (Extension.Mismatch) -> No action taken.
f:\new folder\lost files\$dir00092\Funny23.jpg (Extension.Mismatch) -> No action taken.
f:\new folder\lost files\$dir00092\dsc00082_1024x768.jpg (Extension.Mismatch) -> No action taken.
f:\new folder\lost files\CAB DOCS\new folder\acronis !\sis in law\sister-in-law (12).jpg (Extension.Mismatch) -> No action taken.
f:\new folder\lost files(1)\market garden\28867892.jpg (Extension.Mismatch) -> No action taken.
f:\new folder\lost files(1)\new folder(1)\new folder (2)\weeday14.jpg (Extension.Mismatch) -> No action taken.

  Terry Brown 09:04 07 Mar 2011

As you are showing file mismatches, I suggest the following:

Put the XP CD in the drive.
Cancel the autorun
From RUN type in sfc /autoscan

Note the space between sfc and /- this is important.

On your XP CD, I assume you had a prior version of Explorer (IE6 or IE7), you may have to revert back to this first.

Your computer will now check all files against the correct format and correct where necessary.

Terry

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