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Install issues with WHS on Nforce1 RRS feed

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  • Installed WHS today on the Asustek A7N266-VM. As we all should know, nVidia never produced drivers for the nForce for Windows2003. That being the case the only major issue I had was with the network driver, which no matter what I tried simply would not work. The solution was to purchase a pci network card, which now has enabled my WHS install to appear on the network. So if your thinking of using that older nforce1 motherboard for your WHS, expect difficulties.
    Saturday, March 3, 2007 6:14 AM

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  • yup, same problem with same solution.
    Saturday, March 3, 2007 10:38 AM
  • I installed WHS on an Nforce 2 motherboard (uses the dame driver as Nforce 1 in every OS). Just install the Windows XP drivers, it works without problems!

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_udp_winxp_5.10.html

    Saturday, March 3, 2007 10:47 AM
  • I had tried that actually. Through the use of those drivers I was able to get the smbus device working correctly, however the ethernet would always fail.

    Possibly the WHS team could backport the nforce1 drivers from Vista?

    Saturday, March 3, 2007 6:04 PM
  • Have you tried windows update ("custom" button)? Windows Update had a driver for my second ethernet.
    Saturday, March 3, 2007 6:36 PM
  • That is a catch-22 situation. You cannot access windows update when you don't have ethernet.
    Saturday, March 3, 2007 6:47 PM
  • oh, I thought you had a second ethernet port as I have. sorry

    i looked up your motherboard and found this ethernet driver, it's for XP but should work fine with WHS too.

    http://dlsvr01.asus.com/pub/ASUS/lan/rt8100c/rtl8100c_451505.zip

     

    Saturday, March 3, 2007 7:03 PM