[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now


Needing Windows XP SP2 Drivers for Intel Pro/100 VE Network Connection NIC Card

Posted on 2006-05-06
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hi Everyone:

      A friend of mine upgraded from Windows XP Home Edition to Windows XP Pro SP2 edition tonight.  With this upgrade came some hardware driver issues which need resolving.  For instance, within Device Manager there is a category called Other Devices with entries corresponding to yellow exclamation points.  One of these entries makes reference to NIC.  Upon using Everest Home Edition, I found the NIC to correspond to Intel Pro/100 VE Network Connection.

        Since this hardware conflicts became noticeable only when the upgrade was performed, I naturally assume a Windows XP Pro SP2 driver update is in order.  With this point in mind, I am interested in any direct download link for the drivers for the Intel Pro/100 VE Network Connection NIC Card.

        Any help regarding this post will be deeply appreciated.  I look forward to hearing from everyone regarding this question.

Question by:GMartin
LVL 70

Expert Comment

ID: 16623964

I'm surprised SP2 doesn't "know" about this Intel adapter.   Try right-clicking on it and selecting "Update Driver" and see if that resolves it.

Also, the 100 VE is a CNR adapter -- which is relatively rare.  Do you know what motherboard is used in this system?

LVL 70

Assisted Solution

garycase earned 1600 total points
ID: 16623966
I guess XP-SP2 doesn't "know" about the 100 VE series (I'm surprised).   In any event, this is what you need:
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

garycase earned 1600 total points
ID: 16623970
The 1st download in the list at the link above is what you need -- here's a direct link to that specific download:
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:Zuhir Elgmati
ID: 16624217
sorry garycase i have't seen your post
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

gonzal13 earned 200 total points
ID: 16626105
When I installed xp pro on two computers, it picked up the NIC card. One had xp sp1 and the other xp sp2

I would suggest that you remove the item from the System, hardware manager list.
Next to make the PC work harder, install it in another slot
Third, you migh have to download the drivers for the card.
LVL 32

Assisted Solution

willcomp earned 200 total points
ID: 16627224
George, is NIC built into motherboard?  

If so, you will need chipset drivers.  Post back with motherboard model or Intel chipset used.

Author Comment

ID: 16627595
Hi Everyone:

       I am very pleased to say this problem is now resolved.  The direct download link to the necessary drivers provided by Garycase worked out perfectly.  Great job!!!!

       Thanks again everyone for the extra troubleshooting tips.  Without a doubt, these options would had been utilized if the driver update was not successful.  Fortunately, everything came together once the driver for the NIC was installed.  Therefore, troubleshooting was not necessary here.


Featured Post

[Video] Oticon Case Study

Open office environments can create the dynamics for innovation, but they also bring some challenges. With over 1,000 employees in an open office, Oticon needed a solution that would preserve the environment while mitigating disruptive background noises.

Watch how they did it.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Great sound, comfort and fit, excellent build quality, versatility, compatibility. These are just some of the many reasons for choosing a headset from Sennheiser.
This article outlines why you need to choose a backup solution that protects your entire environment – including your VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization hosts – not just your virtual machines.
This video shows how to quickly and easily deploy an email signature for all users in Office 365 and prevent it from being added to replies and forwards. (the resulting signature is applied on the server level in Exchange Online) The email signat…
Despite its rising prevalence in the business world, "the cloud" is still misunderstood. Some companies still believe common misconceptions about lack of security in cloud solutions and many misuses of cloud storage options still occur every day. …
Suggested Courses

834 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question