I bought an HP Pavilion m7640n desktop computer with an AMD 5000+ dual core processor. I do not want all of the garbage on the machine that came with it and want to install XP Pro cleanly from scratch. I put in a new hard drive and installed Windows XP Pro as well as an Nvidia 6600 PCIE card. The problem I am running into is that in the device manager, it does not show any network adapter except for the 1394 Net Adapter and listed under other devices, it shows 5 question marks. 1. Multimedia Video Controller. 2. Other PCI Bridge Device. 3. PCI Device. 4. PCI Simple Communications Controller. 5. Unknown device. When I went to HPs website, I thought that it would give me a list of all the drivers I needed but it did not. The network adapter is embedded on the mother board and does not even show up in the device manager so I can't connect to the internet. Is there anyone who has had experience in this sort of problem?
The computer is considerably faster without all of the extra stuff that HP has added to the computer and that is why I want to start with a fresh install of Windows but I do not know how to get around the problem described above.