nForce 680i ethernet not detected

#1
Here is my issue:
  • Device Manager does not detect any network adapters.
  • Upon starting up the newest driver installation from nVidia, it only has 2 things to install. (NVIDIA SMBus Driver, NVIDIA Storage Driver) There is no option for the ethernet driver or anything else I may need.
  • I was previously using Windows Vista, and I had no problems with my network adapter in Vista. (I attempted to install the beta a while back and had the same problem I am now, however I have an actual paid version this time.)
  • My version is x32 bit.
What I've tried:
  • "Scan my computer for changes in Hardware" in Device Manager. Nothing changed.
  • Tried installing a fake driver then hitting "update driver" obviously that didn't work.
  • I've gone into the "Ethernet" folder in the Nvidia files and hit every .exe in there. Nothing worked.
  • I've resetted my CMOS settings.
  • Ran the Driver file as "administrator" nothing new came up.
As far as I can think, this is what I've attempted to do so far. Any help is greatly appreciated, I don't want to see $120 down the drain because I can't get my ethernet port to show up. Likewise, I'd prefer not to buy a new motherboard or ethernet card.

Thanks for your time.
 


kemical

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#2
Have you tried compatibility mode?
 


#3
As in running the Driver file in compatibility mode? Yes. I've tried Vista, Vista Sp1 and Sp2.
 


#5
I doubt it, I've never installed updates for it, actually can't say I would know how... lol.
 


kemical

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#6
Well depending on the make, there should either be software to make the process easier or full instructions on the manufacturers web site. What's the make of the board?
 


#7
Manufacturer is EVGA
 


#9
Victory! Apparently it was my old bios. Seriously, I don't know how to thank you.. I was quite upset when I found out that I wasn't getting anywhere again. I'll add reputation for you? If anything else I can do lemmie know =D I'm excited now.
 


kemical

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#10
Great news! Now you can enjoy 7 as intended..:)
 


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