This is 2plus2er Sugar Nut on a throwaway account. For the first time ever I've recently had a malware issue and since that usually doesn't happen to me, I thought I don't even bother trying to remove it, and just re-installed WindowsXP.
I now have a "naked" XP sp2 on my system, and I cannot run windows update, because it simply won't recognize the network card in my motherboard, into which my DSL box is plugged. I'm afraid I've also been a stupid idiot and several months ago might have by accident thrown away the CD that came with the motherboard (drivers and stuff).
Right now I'm on a Ubuntu OS that's running straight from CD, and funny enough, it doesn't have any problems whatsoever recognizing the network card and thus my internet connection (hence why I can post this right now at least).
My motherboard is the:
"SY-KT400 Dragon Ultra Platinum Edition"
It was produced by Soyo who unfortunately seem to be out of business. I tried getting the drivers from somewhere on the internet, and there's an abundance of sites that offer these. However they all seem shady as ****, and most of the stuff you find I suspect is adware if I'm lucky, and worse if I'm not.
- Windows XP SP2 doesn't recongnize network connection
- Driver CD not available
- Drivers on internet suspected shady
- Hardware works fine - Ubuntu recognizes everything
What can I do to make windows acknowledge the fact that, yes indeed, there is "teh interwebs" in my PC