Ethernet controller problems (a service installation...)
by john_john1234 - 1/16/10 11:51 AM
Hi I have been having problems with an acer extensa 5510z i downgraded from vista to xp. The ethernet controller is not working i have tried uninstalling and reinstalling then using drivers off the acer website but to no avail. It has got to the point where i cant uninstall the ethernet controller it says it may need to boot from it but i have changed the settings so it does not need to boot from ethernet controller. I have used the wizard to try and install the driver it starts to load the files (for broadcom 440x 10/100 integrated controller) and creates a back up point to restore from if needed. Then CANNOT INSTALL THIS HARDWARE comes up and says there was an error during installation , a service installation section in this INF is invalid.
I have followed all the instructions from this thread http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7587_102-0.html?threadID=252569 but to no avail unless i did something wrong.
Anyway im really getting tired of this issue mabey the ethernet controller for this laptop is not backward compatabale and acers support is terrible the phone number for ireland is wrong !!
Any help will be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance :S