Ethernet controller issue on dx2300 : xp despair. (3465 Views)
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alessio pindinelli
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Registered: ‎05-30-2009
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Ethernet controller issue on dx2300 : xp despair.

Read other topics on the subject but nothing works.
I formatted my dx2300 and installed xp (previously vista).
I download chipset first then video drivers
then network then audio but nothing works.
Ethernet controller driver is nowhere.
Should i come back to vista or is there a hope
somewhere?
I spent 12 hours trying all possible sequences
i found here and on other sites.

Please somebody help me.

Alessio.
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John Kirk
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Re: Ethernet controller issue on dx2300 : xp despair.

Alessio

There really should not be a problem getting Windows XP working on the dx2300. This is the link to the proper drivers:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3352968&...

You should install the chipset driver first then any of the other drivers. For your network driver I would try the Broadcom first.

Hope this helps.

John K.
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alessio pindinelli
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Re: Ethernet controller issue on dx2300 : xp despair.

well, John,
i downloaded all the drivers.

But now do i have to uninstall all the drivers
i reviously installed and start back again?

If yes, how can i do that?
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alessio pindinelli
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Re: Ethernet controller issue on dx2300 : xp despair.

i re-formatted the hard disk and installed
again xp pro.
then i installed first the chipset driver.
then i installed the broadcom ethernet controller driver as listed on this site.
it doesnt work.
this is a nightmare.
what can i do?
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Razvan Velterean
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Registered: ‎05-04-2010
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Re: Ethernet controller issue on dx2300 : xp despair.

Hi,

I found the solution.
The problem is in Installation kit provided by HP. It will not fully unpack the driver. You have to doit manualy.
1. Download intel NIC drivers from HP sp35544
2. download and install WinRAR (www.rarlab.com)
3. extract content from sp35544 using WinRAR
you'll get two folders: PRO100 and PRO100
inside those two folders you'll see another folder named RIS_INF. inside RIS INFs are other archives witch you have to extract manualy using WinRAR. extract all those archives in a folder on you desktop.
4. right click on My Computer, select manage, click on Device Manager, right click on ethernet and choose Update Driver.
You know the rest.
Durring the installation proccess it will ask for some other file. manualy selected from the initialy extracted folder PRO100 or PRO1000.

Enjoy!

Razvan
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