Unable to Find the Windows 10 Driver for 281e103c&rev_02

  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 and Mac OS El Capitan
       02 Sep 2016 #1

    Unable to Find the Windows 10 Driver for 281e103c&rev_02

    Good day. Recently I installed Windows 10 Pro on my sisters HP Compaq dc5800 Small Form Factor PC. The specification of the PC is available in the link below:

    Originally it came with Windows XP (downgraded from Windows Vista). I decided to install my unused Windows 7 Ultimate licence, then upgraded it to Windows 10 Pro (before the offer for free upgrade to Windows 10 expired).

    The Windows 10 installed all the hardware's' drivers, except 281e103c&rev_02. Do you have any idea where can I get the driver for Windows 10? I tried to google the '281e103c&rev_02' keyword, but unfortunately only 3 repated pages appears. The first one only provide the driver for Windows 7. The second one has too many list and I'm not sure which one to choose. The third one is not in English (or any other language that I understand ).

    Please advise where can I get the driver for Windows 10.

    Thank you and have a nice day.
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  2. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 5,877
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       02 Sep 2016 #2

    If HP Compaq does not have the driver/s you need and has not supplied them to Microsoft for inclusion in Win10 it may be difficult to find them. The number you give seems to go with the Ethernet Controller on the motherboard.
    DC5800 - HP Support Forum - 5055760
    You may have to determine who made the motherboard then check with that manufacturer. It's quite possible there are no drivers available, problem being Vista-compatible drivers may not work with Win10 or with Win8 or Win8.1 due to age. It's fairly well known that Win10 doesn't play well with all the older computers, does some but doesn't do many more.

    Does everything otherwise work on the computer with Win10? If so what I'd try is to disable the Ethernet/LAN in the BIOS, get a 10/100 or 10/100/1000 Ethernet card that supports Win10 and plug into the motherboard then install the software if Win10 doesn't pick it up. You may have to get the Low-Profile version of the card, a limit of the SFF/Small Form Factor cases. Or you could get a USB Wi-Fi Dongle. There used to be USB LAN/Ethernet adapters, plug into a USB port and install the software then plug in the Ethernet cable.
    Last edited by Berton; 02 Sep 2016 at 15:50.
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  3.    02 Sep 2016 #3

    I'd try to download the NetExtreme X64 driver from the Broadcom website.

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  4. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 and Mac OS El Capitan
    Thread Starter
       02 Sep 2016 #4

    I think I found a simple solution. Instead of searching the driver and install it myself, I downloaded the Drivermax software and let the software update the necessary driver for me. So far it works.

    Thank you very much for your support.
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  5. Tom886's Avatar
    Posts : 55
    Windows 10 Home, Version 1607 (Build 10.0.14393)
       02 Sep 2016 #5

    You posted the subsystemID of the device, vendor ID and Device ID (VEN_xxxx&DEV_yyyy) would have been better.
    According to HP Support forum this is the driver for the Intel Management Engine so you need the HECI driver but only for Windows 7 available (which could be installed in Windows 10)

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  6. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 and Mac OS El Capitan
    Thread Starter
       03 Sep 2016 #6

    All right. Next time I'll try to use the driver for windows 7. I will also post the ubsystemID of the device, vendor ID and Device ID in the future.

    Thank you.
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