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SBS 2008 Install: Network Adapter Not Found

I'm attempting to install Windows SBS 2008.  After clicking next on the date/time dialog, the installer says the network adapter was not found.  The adapter shows up in the device manager yet the test network adapter link always returns that the network adapter still is not working.  This is occurring with 2 different NICs, the mobos integrated NIC and a PCIe NIC.

Anyone have a solution/workaround?  Thank you!
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TookyG
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dmarinenkoCommented:
What kind of motherboard are you using?  Have you downloaded the newest drivers fromthe manufacturers websit.  Both NIC and chipset.
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TookyGAuthor Commented:
It's an Asus M4N72-E.  I have tried the latest drivers for the chipset and both NICs.  No luck.
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dmarinenkoCommented:
I see your board really isn't made for server but rather vista.  Have you tried running the microsoft driver update?  

what happens if you try to ping the loopback of 127.0.0.1.  What do you get when doing an ipconfig /all
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TookyGAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your responses.  I ended up solving the issue by formatting the RAID array and beginning a fresh install.  The difference between the first time and the second is that I installed all drivers for all devices at the same time rather than just the NIC drivers.  Thanks again!
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winwinsCommented:
Installing SBS i'm stuck because SBS can't find my network adapter. I have a ASUS P6T motherboard with onboard ethernet. I forgot to plug in my ethernet cable till after I entered the product key. Any suggestions on how to get around this. I'm unable to do a reinstall because it has disabled my boot device priority.
Thanks for your assistance.
- Tom
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