windows cant see onboard nic??

  simonsup 13:54 06 Mar 2009

hi all of a sudden in device manager it says
my network adapter cannot start code 10.
i have tried to reinstall the via ethernet drivers
but it says cant find proper nic? i have looked in bios and the lan rom is turned on ok.
pc was ok last night but cant get online today?
abit kv80 mobo with built in lan via rhine II 6122
amd 3400+ skt754 cpu.
windows xp pro sp3
320 pata harddrive
geforce 6800 gs graphics agpx8
creative xfi gamer pci sound card
2 gig dr400 mem.
any help plz?

  ambra4 14:15 06 Mar 2009

Windows error code 10 indicates a hardware error or failed driver installation

Access device Manager and uninstall driver reboot and re-install driver

Driver download Via Network Card Rhine II Fast Ethernet 10/100 3.3

click here

  simonsup 14:28 06 Mar 2009

hi still the same, got the drivers in ok but still
says device cannot start error code 10 in device
manager, if i uninstall it and reboot windows
does not come with new hardware found, is the nic

  Stuartli 14:49 06 Mar 2009

From Device Manager's Network Adapters>Rhine II>highlight>Properties>General tab, is the device still Enabled in the drop down menu?

  simonsup 16:21 06 Mar 2009

yes it says its enabled

  simonsup 18:46 06 Mar 2009

but says location unknown??

  simonsup 12:46 10 Mar 2009

I`ve also noticed that when the ethernet cable is plugged into lan port 2 lights come on,
one green and one yellow, is that telling me that something is wrong maybe?

  ambra4 13:28 10 Mar 2009

“2 lights come on, one green and one yellow, is that telling me that something is wrong maybe?”

Green light on is normal it shows that you are connected to the modem/router

Yellow light on the entire time mean that either the cable is bad or the nic card is not working

Yellow light should be off and flask when you accessing the local network or Internet

Try a new cable or install a new nic card

  simonsup 15:46 10 Mar 2009

ok cool but the nic is onboard, no free pci slots,
nic must be dead, anyone know where i can get a cheap new amd skt754 mobo?

also i used the same cable into my laptop and it worked, dont know why nic just stopped working?

  DieSse 16:08 10 Mar 2009

Try a system restore to the day before it stopped working.

  simonsup 17:40 10 Mar 2009

ok i try that and post back

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