How do I get my ethernet card working after a reformat?

by on November 2, 2009

Q: My husband formatted the hard drive on our desktop and now it won’t find the Ethernet card. The drivers are on the CD and it wont accept them. I don’t have Internet access from that computer but do have access from another. What do I do?

5 Responses to “How do I get my ethernet card working after a reformat?”

    What do you mean by won’t accept them? Is there is an installer on the cd?


    it’s a plug and play card and yes there are drivers on the cd. but because it’s an unknown device it wants to go online to find correct drivers but because it’s my ethernet card i have no internet access.


    Browse the CD and see if there is a setup.exe or install.exe to run and install the drivers.


    I did that, installed the drivers but because xp doesnt “recognize” my card it won’t install the drivers. the card is under other devices as “unknown” it’s an Asus A8N-sli nf4 sli (2) PCI-E


    Okay, give the drivers on ASUS’s website a shot:

    Under the Download’s tab’s LAN section you’ll see Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet V7.21.1.3 for Windows 2000/XP/2003

    That should be the one you want. If that doesn’t work for you you’ll need to let us know exactly what the error message is that you’re getting