RTL8139 installed but doesn't work

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I have plugged a network card to my PC and I have Windows XP SP3

Windows installed driver for it automatically and called it RTL8139. Now it shows it's installed but:

1) I can't disable network
2) I can't ping no anywhere
3) I can't connect anywhere
....

In fact it's JUST installed, but NOTHING works... I tried to delete driver, but when I restarted again Windows Installed it's driver.

What should I do? Please advice.
Thanks from now!
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Commented:
It sounds like it is installing an old/bad driver.  CT gave you the right link and the one you want is
WinXP (WinServer 2003) Driver unless you have windowsxp64.

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I already installed that driver 10 times, but no diff
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it sounds like a nic card or ethernet cable bad.

can you try using a different slot.

CT

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You mean my Card is corrupted? Ethernet cable is OK.

I tried different slot, it didn't worked on other slot. Previously in this slot I had a Modem, I removed modem and I inserted this card, now it's installed but doesn't work

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cant be cable if he can't disable in the network connections.  
Is it a PCI or ISA card?  

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What is PCI or ISA... I'm so so newbie in Hardware stuff... I don't know ABC in hardware... I'm software guy :p

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I checked some images in google and according to this:
http://www.cpucare.com/FAQS/ISA%20and%20PCI.html

My Network Card is a PCI card
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You've installed the driver but have you installed the Internet Protocol TCP/IP for connecting to the Internet?  Depending on what you do you may also require the Microsoft client as well.

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Yes, I also have another onboard network card for my motherboard and now I'm connected to internet using that
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.

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If you disable the Onboard card (should be through your BIOS) and reboot what does the Network Properties show for this PCI card?

I'm looking to see if Protocol and Client show up.

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When your computer starts up and is says press (it could be F2 or F10 or del) to enter startup, that is how you get into your bios.  Then there will be a section called integrated devices and that is where your onboard sound, lan, video will all be.  It is there that you will need to disable the items you have separate cards for.

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I re-installed windows, but no difference. I don't think there is a problem with conflict of onboard cards etc. Because I disable onboard device, but again it didn't worked.

So I think there is another problem, please advice.

Thanks

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I know this doesn't accomplish your goal but if the onboard card works why aren't you using that one?  
  When you install the other network card and go into device manager does it say there are on conflicts or does it have a yellow exclamation point?
did you do a repair install or a clean install.
who makes the card and what does it say on the nic itself

CT
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The card could be faulty.  Go test it in another machine.  If it does the same thing there it is the card.

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Thank you all... Do you think my Card even isn't Realtek 8139 and windows keep installing something wrong? Maybe for example it's D-Link and Windows says it's Realtek and it installs wrong drivers, is it possible?

I'll try this card tomorrow on another PC.

Thanks

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That is a possibility and I think that is why he wanted you to look at it.  This is also why I wanted to know if it was pci or isa because that would tell the age of the card and I could see if it was giving the wrong drivers.

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