On a fresh Windows XP Home SP3 install on a new system (all new components) with a intel DG31PR motherboard I cannot install the Ethernet drivers.
The Intel installer does not see the device and thus doesn't install from its program.
Explored the folder and ran the Realtek XP driver installer, it finished installing without error, but the driver is not being associated with the device.
Going through the manual find drivers window, I point the wizard to the correct folder, does not accept the drivers.
I had a similar issue on a Vista machine with a different (but same model) board; the resolution there was a pci ethernet card and just disable the onboard (I presumed it may have been just a bad Vista load there until this issue came up on this install).
I have already updated the Bios to PRG3110H.86A.0053.
I can swap the board, I just would like to exhaust other options first, if you guys have any ideas.
Thanks in advance.