Bcm5708s Netxtreme Ii Driver

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It has become necessary for us to upgrade the NIC driver on one of our servers. The server is a DL380 G5. The server is currently using a Microsoft driver from 2006. According to Microsoft this is their latest driver. If I try to use the most recent Broadcom drivers I receive a message stating 'Setup cannot proceed with the installation. The setup files are not compatible with the current installed software package.'

Cheats For Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Xbox 360 more. I have consulted with Broadcom and they maintain that the problem is with the server configuration. I consulted with HP and they told me the server is out of warranty (go figure).

May 13, 2011. () Support Overview This is the drivers software release for all IBM eServer BladeCenter and System x Broadcom-based NetXtreme II Ethernet products, including both on-board Ethernet and adapter options. The supported Broadcom (R) NetXtreme II (TM) chipsets include BCM5706, BCM5708,.

Broadcom Bcm5708s Netxtreme Ii Gige Driver Windows 2003

I am not an HP expert but I'm thinking the issue may be associated with the HP Integrated LightsOut 2 management software. In any case I'm stuck in the mud.

Microsoft has nothing to offer, Broadcom is blaming Microsoft and HP won't support the server. I'm not quite sure what to do short of installing a new independent NIC. Any ideas would be appre3ciated.

I am running several PowerEdge 1950 servers and recently one of them began having issues with the Broadcom BCM5708C NetXtreme II GigE NIC driver; I am getting the following errors: * In Device Manager, both NICs are showing warning symbols and, although the device name is correct, they are catagorized under 'Uknown.' * When viewing the device properties, the following error is shown: 'This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)' * In Event Viewer, under system, the following error is shown: 'The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: BXOIS FirePM' (Event ID: 7026) * When rebooting the server, the following error appears: (Title Bar: Service ControlManager) 'Atleast one service or driver failed during startup. Use Event Viewer to examine detail in event log.' I have tried rolling back and loading new drivers, obtained from the Dell support site and Broadcom site; we attempted to load three different Broadcom drivers made for this device (v4.x / v5.x / and v6.x), with no success. Dell has also sent out support personnel to replace the motherboard, no success. Thanks in advance for the assistance!

Update the network card firmware and the bios firmware. ( The question that kill, does that server is still in warrenty? Those debugging step is mostly sometime they are paid to do unless it's a OS issue. So if you can boot up with a bootable OS and check if the NIC's work. If no then it's for sure material.

If yes, then the driver is corrupted. If corrupted some general step; 1- remove all broadcom driver & BACS's utility 2- remove the device from the device manager, check if it come re-detected again 3- re-boot, and re-install the good driver 4- re-boot again, and install the BACS utility ot load balance or make a failover. Thanks MCP MCTS 70-236: Exchange Server 2007, Configuring Twitter - @yagmoth555 () Blog: . I thank each of you for the suggestions, as I looked into each and learned from all. After many hours of troubleshooting, we found a solution, which was a last resort, before re-installing the OS. We used the built-in 'Repair' (not Recovery Console) function, by booting from the WIN2K3_SP2 install discs. While doing so, we were required to reset the DSRM password (as we didn't have it on file), steps can be found here:, load some additional drivers during the 'Repair' function (for the Dell PERC 6/1 adapter: ), download, extract, and use the.NET SP2 install files during the 'Repair' function (method can be found here [see user 'Mitche11' response]: ).

Once the above was complete, the system rebooted and immediatly recognized the built in Broadcom BCM5708C NetXtreme II GigE NICs. Thanks again for all the suggestions and help! Update the network card firmware and the bios firmware.

( The question that kill, does that server is still in warrenty? Those debugging step is mostly sometime they are paid to do unless it's a OS issue.

So if you can boot up with a bootable OS and check if the NIC's work. If no then it's for sure material. If yes, then the driver is corrupted.

If corrupted some general step; 1- remove all broadcom driver & BACS's utility 2- remove the device from the device manager, check if it come re-detected again 3- re-boot, and re-install the good driver 4- re-boot again, and install the BACS utility ot load balance or make a failover. Thanks MCP MCTS 70-236: Exchange Server 2007, Configuring Twitter - @yagmoth555 () Blog: . Yagmoth555, thank you for the suggestions, we appreciate your response. I failed to mention that, when we updated the NIC drivers, we also updated the NIC firmware; and, when Dell replaced the motherboard, they updated the bios firmware. As far as the warranty, our company has a current service contract, with Dell, on this set of servers, which is what they used to replace the motherboard.

The steps you mention to follow have been attempted, with no success:( We also ran System File Checker, as this was suggested by Dell support, also no success. One idea we wanted to try, but was unable to, was a Recovery Console repair; after booting off the original OS disk, we selected 'R,' for repair, and recieved an error stating Windows could not find any HDDs.

The server has three 146GB SAS drives, setup in a Raid 5 configuration. Again, thanks for the help; I will inform when a solution is found.

Still looking for other suggestions. I thank each of you for the suggestions, as I looked into each and learned from all. After many hours of troubleshooting, we found a solution, which was a last resort, before re-installing the OS. We used the built-in 'Repair' (not Recovery Console) function, by booting from the WIN2K3_SP2 install discs.

While doing so, we were required to reset the DSRM password (as we didn't have it on file), steps can be found here:, load some additional drivers during the 'Repair' function (for the Dell PERC 6/1 adapter: ), download, extract, and use the.NET SP2 install files during the 'Repair' function (method can be found here [see user 'Mitche11' response]: ). Once the above was complete, the system rebooted and immediatly recognized the built in Broadcom BCM5708C NetXtreme II GigE NICs. Thanks again for all the suggestions and help!