Seeing Other devices with entry of Ethernet Controller within Device Manager

Posted on 2004-10-24
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
Hi Everyone:

       I have everything looking good with respect to drivers within Device Manager with the exception of one thing.  There is an entry called Other devices and within it there is Ethernet controller.  The ethernet controller is onboard.  The OS is Windows XP and the name of the pc is HP Pavilion 522c.  

      I suspect this is a simple driver issue, but, I am not for sure though.  Any assistance will be appreciated.

     Thank you

Question by:GMartin
    LVL 32

    Assisted Solution

    by:Luc Franken
    Hi GMartin,

    Normally this problem will be solved by booting into Safe-Mode
    There go to the device manager and remove the Other devices => Ethernet controller
    Then reboot normally, the right driver should be installed automatically.
    WinXP should have the right driver for this ethernet controller allready as it isn't listed on the driverpage for your system:


    LVL 91

    Assisted Solution

    you can identify unknown hardaware with :            unknown devices identifier      Everest free

    Then download the driver for it
    LVL 15

    Assisted Solution

    LucF is right;
    You can also go to HP's WEB site and download the updated driver for that PC:

    HP Pavilion 522c Drivers page:

    Good luck


    Author Comment

    Hi Everyone:

          After running Everst Home Edition, I found the ethernet card to be identified as follows: nVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Adapter.  Unfortunately, I can not find a link to this driver at the HP Pavilion 522c Drivers page.  Perhaps I am overlooking it, I am not sure.  

          Any further help on finding XP drivers for the nVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Adapter will be appreciated.

          Thank you.

    LVL 15

    Accepted Solution

    I cant identify the link eather, which is an odd thing from HPs side...
    Try here;


    Author Comment

    Hi Everyone:

           The problem is now resolved.  The ethernet adapter is within the proper category of control panel.  The link to the unified drivers for the pc which made this possible was given by Cyber-Dude's link with the winxp 5.10.  Special thanks also to nobus for the link to the software used to identify hardware which is not properly identified within control panel.  The program used in this instance was Everest.  

            Thanks again everyone for such prompt replies and awesome suggestions.  


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