Dell D600 Ethernet Controller Driver Not Installed

I had to format and reinstall Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit on a Dell Optiplex 980 desktop PC. After the installation, all drivers were installed according to Device Manager except the Network Controller and Ethernet Controller. I downloaded the appropriate files from the Dell web site, but when I try to run them I get an error that says 'Invalid self-extractor configuration. The file may be corrupted.' But I know that's not the problem because the files run fine on my 6410 laptop.

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Then I downloaded the 64 bit Network Adapter Driver for Windows 7 (PROWinx64.exe for Intel 82578DM Gigabit Network Connection) from the Intel web site, and when I try to run that it says 'This version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running..' but I am running 64 bit Windows, and the 32 bit version doesn't work either.

I've had this same problem with reinstalling drivers on Dell laptops but have always been able to remedy it by using the original driver CD, and usually installing first the Network Diagnostic driver. Unfortunately I don't have the driver CD for this machine.

I don't want to have to trash this machine, but it's obviously basically useless without networking capability. I'm thinking that this must be a Windows problem rather than a Dell issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

If you used a CD to do the reinstall, particularly if it said 'Microsoft' on it rather than 'Dell,' you didn't use the hidden partition (which is used to restore the computer to its 'fresh from the factory' state, including all of the drivers as well as all of the pre-installed software). The way you did it, the only thing on the computer is Windows -- you'll have to reinstall all of the applications you want from their own installation downloads or media.
Go here --> http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19?c=us&s=dhs&cs=19&l=en You can't use button on that page to detect your service tag because you're using a different computer. Instead, see Where is my service tag?
If you still can't find the service tag, the download page for the Latitude D600 is here --> http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/Product/latitude-d600
You should look at each of the entries to see whether it is something you need or want, but the following is my best estimate of the first 8 items in the list in my earlier post:
1. Notebook System Software (NSS) -- the second from the top in the 'System Utilities' category, release date6/13/2007 version 5.1.0, A25
2. Chipset -- 'Intel-Driver' in the 'Chipset' category. You'll probably also need the other driver (O2Micro) if you use PCMCIA cards.

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3. Video Adapter -- 'ATI-Driver' in the 'Video' category
4. Network Interface Card(NIC) -- This one is more difficult because of the number of downloads in this category. Most of them are for wireless adapters (and you can see that Dell used different wireless adapters in different configurations of the D600). For your wired (Ethernet) adapter, the file to use seems to be the 'Broadcom - Driver' for the Broadcom 570X W2K/XP Gigabit Ethernet adapter. Confirm by looking in Device Manager that this is in fact the hardware that's installed in your laptop. I don't think you need the other Broadcom-related downloads.
5. AudioAdapter -- Easy, there's only one download in the 'Audio' section.
6. Modem -- If you have a modem (and not all configurations of the D600 will have one), confirm from Device Manager that it's aD480 MDC V.92 Modem and download the 'Conexant-Driver' in the 'Communications' category. You might want the diagnostic utility and the HTML manuals as well.
7. Wireless Network Card -- If you have a wireless network adapter, you'll have to figure out which one you have by looking in Device Manager. This is an instance where having the Service Tag would be a help, because that should automatically narrow the offerings to the downloads for your specific hardware.
8. Touchpad, Pointer, Trackstick, Mice, and Keyboards -- The only thing that looks remotely like this for the D600 is in the 'Input' category, a driver forthe touchpad.

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If the Windows CD you used did not include service pack 3, use whichever of the following is applicable (XP 'Gold' means no service pack) (both sets of instructions from MS MVP PA Bear; the Google Groups link is the post from which the directions were copied):

HOW TO get WinXP SP1 or SP2 fully patched after a 'clean install': http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/msg/a066ae41add7dd2b

1. Download & save the installer for WinXP SP3 to your desktop:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5b33b5a8-5e7..

[Yes, you can skip SP2 if you're running WinXP SP1.]

2. Read & heed:
http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldron/archive/2008/05/08/windows-xp-sp..

3. Logged in as Administrator, if necessary, double-click on the saved file to install WinXP SP3. Follow all prompts; be patient, and reboot twice when the install completes.

4. Do Resolution Method 2 here (trust me):
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144

5. Go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com Install any required software then click on CONTINUE Select CUSTOM and scan Install any critical security updates offered. Again, follow all prompts.

[I do NOT recommend installing IE7 via Windows Update.]

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6. Make certain that Automatic Updates is enabled; cf.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306525


OR

HOW TO get WinXP Gold fully patched: http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsupdate/msg/3f5afa8ed33e121c

1a. Download & save the installer for WinXP SP2 to your desktop:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=049c9dbe-3b8..

[Yes, you can skip SP1]

1b. Download & save the installer for WinXP SP3 to your desktop:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5b33b5a8-5e7..

2. Read & heed:
http://msmvps.com/blogs/harrywaldron/archive/2008/05/08/windows-xp-sp..

3a. Logged in as Administrator, if necessary, double-click on the saved file to install WinXP *SP2*. Follow all prompts; be patient, and reboot twice when the install completes.

3b. Logged in as Administrator, if necessary, double-click on the saved file to install WinXP SP3. Follow all prompts; be patient, and reboot twice when the install completes.

4. Do Resolution Method 2 here (trust me):
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144

5. Go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com Install any required software then click on CONTINUE Select CUSTOM and scan Install any critical security updates offered. Again, follow all prompts.

[I do NOT recommend installing IE7 via Windows Update.]

6. Make certain that Automatic Updates is enabled; cf.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306525


You also should download an installer for whatever antivirus application you intend to use on the laptop and install it before connecting the laptop to the Internet. If you're unsure, use Microsoft Security Essentials while you investigate other options (you want the x86 download.

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