2009 Mac Pro network card not recognized by windows XP?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Ravich, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Ravich macrumors 6502a

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    I have installed windows XP on my Mac Pro and am trying to connect to the internet through a wired connection, which works just fine on OSX.

    When I go into device manager, it doesnt even register that I have a way of connecting to the internet. Anyone know anything about this issue?
     
  2. windels macrumors regular

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    1) did you instal bootcamp 3.0 & 3.1 ?
    2) your installation of windows xp is 32 bit?
     
  3. Ravich thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have no idea how to do either of those things and neither was mentioned in the instructions on the Apple website... got a link by any chance?
     
  4. windels, Nov 3, 2010
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    windels macrumors regular

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    Bootcamp is essentiale a driver package for windows on the mac.

    More info on that: http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/

    So to be clear, you have to instal this once you are booted into windows xp. ( Keep 'alt' pressed at boot-up, select windows drive)

    bootcamp 3.0 you will find on your snow leopard disc.
    bootcamp 3.1 :
    for windows 32 bit: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL996?viewlocale=en_US
    for windows 64 bit: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL979?viewlocale=en_US

    Once your done, you'll probably have to change your bootdrive to macintosh again. You can change this under systempreferences on the mac side, under startvolume, or bootdisk, or... (something like that, I use a Dutch, or sometimes a German version, but never an English one.)

    I don't know if windows xp 64 bit is fully supported though. I thought I read here somewhere that it isn't. Good luck!

    One more thing, I hope you formated the windows partition to NTFS instead of FAT32. YOU SHOULD!

    I'm going to bed now,(one a.m. here), please let me know how it worked out and I will help you in the morning if it didn't!
     
  5. Ravich thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, that worked. I installed the drivers and it recognized the network card and I can connect and everything.

    Something weird though, is that I am using google chrome, and when I scroll down a simple page with google search results, it clearly has some issues "rendering" the visual scrolling effect. The same thing happens with IE, so it's not just chrome.

    It also happens when I drag a regular folder window around on the desktop.

    Any idea what could be causing this? It gets all choppy and the window will jump around.
     
  6. windels macrumors regular

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    1) it's windows, have you tried a reboot ;)
    2) some people say the apple graphic drivers suck and download them at the ati/nvidia website.
     
  7. phairphan macrumors 6502a

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    The problem with the bootcamp drivers is they're quite out-of-date, particularly the graphics drivers which typically get monthly updates from their manufacturers. Install the driver package for your graphics card directly from the manufacturer's site (NVidia or AMD, depending on your card). I imagine this will solve your problem, particularly if you didn't have it prior to installing the bootcamp driver package.
     

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