|My integrated PCI Ehternet adapter (SiS 900) will not work in XP. It always returns a Code 10 error. |
I have updated to the newest Driver (02/22/2006,2.0.1039.1190) rolled back to original, and then tried an intermediate version, all to no avail. Additionally, I tried all of the above in Safe Mode as well. I have uninstalled in Device Manager, rebooted then reinstalled. Still no go.
I updated to the latest BIOS version (Phoenix A08).
I began to think it was a motherboard defect, so I booted into Knoppix. THIS NIC WORKS IN LINUX! I installed Ubuntu 10.10 and the NIC works fine. I am typing this on the same notebook that has the XP Defective NIC. I have dual booted and the NIC always "Cannot Start" in XP and works fine in Ubuntu.
I tried moving the Network boot option to the bottom of the list in BIOS thinking it might be a PXE problem, but no dice. I don't think removing network boot entirely is an option in this BIOS.
PC is a Dell Inspiron 1000 service tag J0R2251. NIC is SiS 900. (Both XP and Linux detect the same NIC version, Belarc agrees.) There is no onboard WiFi adapter.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. I have been throwing anything I can think of (or Google can think of) at this and I am out of ideas.