Thanks so far for your help your conversation has helped my so far.
But now for the NIC I have the same system that you guys have (nforce-a7n-266-VM). I have tried putting in a new NIC and yes Kadzu found that no problem but it still did not find the on-board NIC. Also I have gone in and added the alias eth0 nvnet to the modules.conf file and it returned not found or present.
Any Idea's, your help would be greatly appericated and is definatley needed.