NIC will not work in XP (Code 10 Error.)

October 23, 2010 at 13:08:59
Specs: Linux i686, Celeron 2.2g, 512 RAM
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.
Thanks!


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#1
October 23, 2010 at 15:54:38
Did you install motherboard drivers in addition to the NIC drivers?

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#2
October 23, 2010 at 16:31:09
Dell doesn't seem to think any specific Chipset drivers are necessary beyond those included with XP. They don't offer anything for the motherboard on support.dell.com and SiS doesn't offer anything not specific to the LAN or Audio.

I'd be willing to try replacing bundled drivers I just can't find any.

Thanks for the reply!


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#3
October 23, 2010 at 16:49:43
Has the network card ever worked in your laptop on windows xp?
Do you see any problem in the device manager, concerning your network card.

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#4
October 23, 2010 at 18:08:05
"My integrated PCI Ehternet adapter"

Many times they go bad when the motherboard gets a jolt of some kind. The easiest thing is just to insert a PCI ethernet card...works every time.
http://www.google.com/products/cata...

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#5
October 23, 2010 at 18:09:21
Yes the ethernet port did used to work. Deivce Manager gives the Yellow Exclamation point and Properties displays the Code 10 Error, along with "This Device Cannot Start."

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October 23, 2010 at 18:19:19

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#7
October 24, 2010 at 15:01:02
You may try this.
Watch the small video file:
http://rapidshare.com/files/4269655...

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#8
October 26, 2010 at 16:54:59
Paulsep-
Deleting the LAN entries from the Registry did not work.
This problem arose after I reloaded XP after installing a new HDD. I'm thinking of slipstreaming the drivers onto the XP disk. I'm using a retail XP Home disk, not the restore disk Dell shipped with the laptop. (Don't have access to the OEM disk.) I don't have a lot of faith that slipstreaming the drivers will work, I just don't have any other ideas.
Thanks for your suggestions!

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#9
October 26, 2010 at 21:37:52
Update: No luck on the clean install. The details in case anyone wants them: I used nLite and my retail XPHome disk and slipstreamed the most up to date drivers for this NIC and removed all other Network Adapter drivers from the installation. (I was thinking some resource conflict related to another Lan adapter might be to blame.) Install was painless. . .but also pointless. Same error.

I'm beginning to think that maybe Ubuntu is the new OS for this old beast.

I would still appreciate any suggestions, as this has progressed to something of an obsession. This stupid NIC is my white whale.

Thanks all!


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#10
April 27, 2011 at 23:43:52
I have had the same problem and tried everything I could think of, the lan card worked in DOS but not windows, I was sure it was corruption in windows until I re imaged the PC with a known good image and it produced the same error in windows Code 10 error.
So now I am certain it was a hardware fault and have logged it for a new motherboard with the manufacturer.
The confusing part of this was why it works in DOS but not windows

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