I am replacing a Gigabyte mb with one by MSI. Seems like the last time I did this I had to boot in safe mode and edit the registry to remove some lines related to hardware drivers. Such a long time ago, I can't remember what I removed.
Seems like I should be able to do about the same thing in Device Manager. Both boards use the same chipset so there should not be too many conflicts.
Thanks again Cat. I had muddled through before I read your post. Basically, I went into safe mode and removed every hardware driver I could find.
Everything is working great except the LAN. For some weird reason I can ping the network, the router as well as IP addresses on the Internet. I cannot ping a domain name which tells me there is a DNS problem. (I will post this in the networking thread in case someone can give me some help.)
I have removed/reinstalled the Nic, updated the driver, tried multiple DNS settings (I use a static IP with a cable modem and NAT router). It is mind numbing. Tried both IE and Netscape.
Part of the price for cooking your own PC I guess.