Missing XP Ethernet Controller

October 15, 2007 at 21:04:55
Specs: Win XP Pro, IBM Thinkcentre A50
I recently did a clean install of Windows XP Professional on a computer I won in a raffle. Afterwards I've had difficulty getting an internet connection. I looked in the Device Manager and noticed three yellow question/exclamation marks next to "Ethernet Controller", "Multimedia Audio Controller", and "Video Controller (VGA Compatible)".

Here's a picture.


I believe it's just a matter of downloading the right drivers onto a floppy disk using my computer that DOES have internet, and then replacing the drivers on the new computer, but I don't know where to look.

These are my questions:

Where can I download the appropriate drivers for an IBM Thinkcentre A50 8148-22U?

What are the steps I must take to replace the drivers once I have them on my floppy?

I'll be checking this thread often and responding to all replies. Thanks!

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October 15, 2007 at 22:41:09
Bonus points for using a camera to take a screen shot.

IBM drivers here.

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October 15, 2007 at 22:43:53

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October 16, 2007 at 06:06:44
You may need to install MBoard chipset drivers in addition to the above mentioned.

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October 18, 2007 at 21:58:44
Now I have my drivers but still no internet! Time to make a new thread with new pictures. Here are my individual responses:

Razor: I was able to use the website you linked me to to get the drivers I needed for audio, video, and an ethernet controller. I no longer have any Yellow exclamation/question marks in my device manager, thank you!

XpUserForReal: I've bookmarked those last two tools, but thanks to razor's post I didn't need to use them.

OtheHill: I didn't install any MBoard chipset drivers, but I looked mine up and it's an Intel Springdale-G i865G.

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