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Ethernet Controller Found! Why was it missing? Dell Inspiron & Advanced Port Replicator

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I have a Dell Inspiron 8100 and a Dell Advanced Port Replicator (7345U) running Windows XP Professional.

I was using the laptop while docked to the Port Replicator.  All functioning fine including the NIC on the port replicator.  

I shutdown the laptop and ejected it from the port replicator.

I brought the laptop to the secretary's office and connected a network cable directly to the laptop.  All working fine.

I place the laptop back into the port replicator in my office.  Power up.  Windows XP says new hardware found:  Ethernet Controller.  It wants to load software for the Ethernet Controller.  Software not found.   What's up with that?


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