Network Controller is not Working!!!! [Solved/Closed]

Ask a question shahnan 2Posts Friday April 25, 2008Registration date April 26, 2008 Last seen - Last answered on Nov 21, 2012 at 05:46 PM by Yosha
Dear all

Due to a virus problem, I have had to install windows (xp) on my laptop but in device manager under other devices the following item has yellow question marks:-

network controller

As network controller driver is missing I can't connect to the internet to download drivers directly from internet, though I do have access to the internet via another pc.

Can somebody please help me get my laptop back on the internet?

My computer details generated by EVEREST Home Edition is as follows :

---[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version : EVEREST v2.20.405
Report Type : Report Wizard
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
--------[ Summary ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack : Service Pack 2
DirectX : (DirectX 9.0c)

CPU Type :Mobile Intel Pentium 4M, 2200 MHz (22 x 100)
Motherboard Name :TOSHIBA DynaBook Satellite 1860
Motherboard Chipset :Intel Brookdale i845MP
System Memory :640 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type :Toshiba (01/30/03)
Communication Port :Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port :ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter : Trident Video Accelerator CyberBlade-XP2 (32 MB)
Video Adapter :Trident Video Accelerator CyberBlade-XP2 (32 MB)
Monitor : Toshiba Internal 1024x768 Panel

Audio Adapter :Intel 82801CAM ICH3-M - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-1]

IDE Controller :Intel(R) 82801CAM Ultra ATA Storage Controller-248A
Floppy Drive :Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive :TOSHIBA MK3021GAS (30 GB, 4200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Optical Drive :SONY DVD+RW DW-P50A
SMART Hard Disks Status : OK

C: (NTFS) 17547 MB (15203 MB free)
D: (NTFS) 11068 MB (10059 MB free)
Total Size 27.9 GB (24.7 GB free)

Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

Network Adapter : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection (

USB1 Controller Intel 82801CAM ICH3-M - USB Controller [B-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801CAM ICH3-M - USB Controller [B-1]
Battery Microsoft AC Adapter
Battery Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

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I had the same problem due to a virus. I rebuilt my uncles medion 2030 laptop with XP home. I looked around and I was told the same as you, get the drivers from the Medion website. Done that but no network controller, so the wireless didn't work.
Every website I went to told me that the spec for the wireless, was a Prism 3886 802.11g wireless made by Intersel Americas, after downloading it, It would not let me install the drivers. Obviously because it wasn't a Prism.
After a week of pulling my hair out I finally cracjked it.

Hope this is of some help.

Go to the following website ..
and download the unknown devices file.(UKD). Unzip it and then run it, this will tell you the name of the device that you are looking for, if it doesn't look under Computer missing names. That is where I found out that I had an Intel pro/wireless 2200BG installed.It willalso give you the names of anything else you don't have a driver for. The rest was easy, went to Intel and downloaded the correct driver and installed it. Works a treat, I can now give it back to my uncle.
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passerby- Jul 6, 2010 at 08:47 PM
Thank you 8D

I fixed mine too!
Cube- Jul 16, 2010 at 11:19 PM
Sweet, thanks!
grateful- Jul 29, 2010 at 12:04 AM
thank you, thank you
worked great for my dell optiplex that needed ethernet and video drivers
I used the intel website to get the actual file downloads
mutated- Sep 11, 2010 at 06:23 AM
this is a helpful one
Yosha- Nov 21, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Yahoooooooooo, yesssss! You solved my problems, Jesus bless you!!!!!!!!
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hello brother, install drivers on the yellow question marks shown,
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dude I have the same problem as u what did is got that software unkown drivers and dowloaded beta only to found out it was a 3COM Corp, Networking Division 3C910 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3CSOHO100B-TX Compatible)!!!! so I searched and downloaded from 3com corp and extracted using winrar and fallowed instructions for xp and now im happy that I can play xbox online sweet@@!!!
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It took a little more work than you made it out to be with the program but the beta version worked fantastic, I am glad I worked it out.

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dude you can install it by searching it on net...
enter your laptop model and download the driver from manufacturer's site..
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Thank you for your help!
I just downloaded "UD" program and it seems that my problem will be solved.
Good Luck
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Thanks Gaza, I was working all day this weekend.. you saved my day.. halfdone tool really helped me. it was simple to know what your are missing in your driver list.

Thank you once more... God Bless.
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Thanx a lot !!!! that solves my problem too. :D:D:D
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Thank you very much Unknown Devices work perfectly and sure are a great help when upgrading or formating your pc.Works the same in Windows7 also.
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thanks it solved my problem and saved me money

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