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Proper Drivers (Realtek)

SeanC

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Hey everyone,

I am currently trying to install WindowsXP (I know, I know) onto my system. When I previously tried to install it a few weeks ago (this is a new copy I am trying this time) the internet wouldn't function, the desktop was blank when first booted up, my mouse driver (wireless), had to be reinstalled each time I booted up and generally there seemed to be a lot of issues. Now this partially might of been due to the drivers (though I don't know how) so I am attempting it again but this time with a clean-installation (no leaving the previous operating system on at the same time - dual OS and choosing between them at Start Up).

My question, or request, is this: Can someone help me find the proper Ethernet Card driver for my Reaktek RTL8138/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC.

If I can get the Internet working upon starting up WindowsXP I can, obviously, download all the relevant drivers for the computer afterwards. I just need to get past that initial lack of internet to be on my way.

Cheers if you can help me. That would be grand.
 
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I'm pretty sure you will have internet access without installing that driver first with a fresh installed XP, and if you're not sure, get the driver for your mobo now, and that will be all you need.
 

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I'm pretty sure you will have internet access without installing that driver first with a fresh installed XP, and if you're not sure, get the driver for your mobo now, and that will be all you need.
Well, see, I did a freah install of XP a few weeks ago but the internet didn't work. The whole thing just seemed really buggy for some reason. All of the problems I stated in the original post above: mouse didn't work everytime I restarted, blank desktop, no internet, etc.

I just want to be prepared this time, really. How would I go about figuring out my board model? I am fairly certain it's a GA-7VAXP-Ultra made by Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd
 

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http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php


I always keep an older 10-100 card laying around for probs like this.(I pop it in, XP installs the drivers than I go to the mobos website and get the onboard driver)
 

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cpu-z can identify your board also.
 

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cpu-z can identify your board also.
Well, I'm using that/cupid now and that's why I am fairly certain it's a GA-7VAXP-Ultra made by Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd.

That's what it says under "Maker" and "Model"
 

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download the LAN driver and see if that gets your internet going
 

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Do I download them all? :wtf:
sorry I missed this, I would get the Chipset, Lan and sound drivers (if you are using the onboard sound)
The USB2.0 isant needed as long as you are using XP SP2 or newer.