I had to replace the motherboard in my dual boot Windows XP FC4 box. The motherboard is from ASUS and the nic on the MB is a Marvell and I downloaded the LAN Driver V18.104.22.168 from ASUS for this nic in Windows. I know that I have the correct driver.
As a result of the MB change Windows would not boot.
I have repaired windows and I loaded the driver for the Marvel NIC. The motherboard is from ASUS and the nic on the MB is a Marvell and I downloaded the LAN Driver V22.214.171.124 from ASUS for this nic in Windows. I know that I have the correct driver.
The marvel nic is working fine in FC4 But, when windows boots and loads the driver for a second everything seems fine then Winodws immediately tells me that the Network cable is unplugged. I've even tried a different cable. Also, in case the linux driver was not "releasing" the nic I even waited 5 minutes before rebooting into windows.
Also, I have removed the NIC in Windows and rebooted and let Windows detect and install it.
So, if the NIC works in FC4 and won't in Windows XP (even after a prolonged cold boot) then what should I do? I have an old 3com 3c905 lan card and a new Dynex DX-E101 (which has no Linux drivers on its page) that I can put in the system. Either of these has the potential to work.
Any ideas will be appreciated.