Hi guys im having one hell of a frustrating problem.
I have bought a brand new HP dx2250 business desktop pc for a client.
It has XP pro and onboard realtek network card.
The problem is after switching the pc on and validating with microsoft the onboard network card refused to work. I tried download drivers and installing with those but after restarting it tries to get ip and then cant and shows limited connectivity error.
I have tried 2 definietely working nics in the pc's PCI slot. Neither worked.
It detects an Ethernet controller and also PCI device but when i try to install with the correct drivers neither work.
I had also switched off onboard LAN before trying the PCI cards.
I tried installing all 3 nics using there own drivers and also windows/system32 and windows/system32/drivers.
Im really at a loss as to why this pcs refuses to have a working nic.
Does anyone have any ideas?