Nic card on HP Pavilion dv8000

60 pts.
HP Laptop
Microsoft Windows XP
Had a user totally mess up a HP Pavilion dv8000 laptop. I reinstalled the OS (Win XP Media) but can not get the NIC card to work. I downloaded and installed the driver.

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Try to Install windows xp prefessional edition.
Also try to extract the driver you downloaded from HP website in the current os then go to control panel and device manager. from there try to install the driver by specifying the driver path.


*The drivers on HP do not unpack into a folder. Instead they self extract and load onto the system, so you can’t optionally choose to load the driver from source, because the downloaded source is an executable.

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  • ITKE
    what error message are you getting if any
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  • OwenAmbrose
    Does the NIC show as a device once you've installed the driver but it just won't connect? It's possible the NIC is disabled in the BIOS, you can check it by pressing a key (usually delete or F2) whilst the machine is booting.
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  • Gent01
    The BIOS of some machines will allow on board components to be disabled. Might check there. Is the device showing up in device manager? If so is it in the unknown section with a? Did it move to network group in device manager after you installed the driver? Do you need to use a static IP?
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  • DaxStefan
    check and make sure that it has not been disabled by any HP power management or network management software. i have seen quite often that the HP software can disable the network card because there is a WiFi connection detected!. so it's worth a look....
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  • Stevesz
    At the very least, yuo may also need to install the chipset drivers from HP to get the NIC to work. This may also take care of any other devices that may be showing up in device manager that have the yellow warning symbol associated with the device listing. After that, you may wish to re-install the NIC driver. When I need to reinstall a machine, the chipset drivers install package is the first one I grab from the manufacturer's site. I then get other drivers as indicated by the device manager, then i hit the Windows updats. Also note that you will still need to check drivers to make sure you have the correct ones, and not, as often is the case with video drivers, not the generic driver Windows installs. As a hint to others who omay need to do a reinstall like this, if you can still reach the Device Manager, make a list of the drivers currently installed on the machine. This way, you can download the needed drivers during the install, and avoid scratching your head if you should see an unknown device after your new install is done.
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