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Reinstall Xp Pro Cost Me My Ethernet Adapter


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#1 Illuminaughty

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 03:13 AM

Hello again friends,

Just did a reinstall after a crash, recovered all my old files, etc. but my LAN card is MIA. I'm sure it's functioning 'cause it's lighting up when I plug in ethernet.

Hard to find a solution when I can't connect for drivers, updates, etc.

HP a1100y XP pro (was SP2, but now it's a newborn ie, no updates, nothin'.)

Any ideas?

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 03:16 AM

I would say you need the drivers for your card. Can you download them using a friends computer then install them.
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Posted 28 November 2007 - 03:23 AM

how would you recommend the transfer? Flash ok?
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Posted 28 November 2007 - 06:27 AM

Didn't you receive a driver disk together with that system when you bougth it or with the nic.
You should have or you have been ripped off.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 08:40 AM

Simplest method: Go to the manufacturer's website, go to their "Support" or "Downloads" section. Locate your computer (model number) and download the appropriate driver. You can transport said driver via any sneaker-net device (flash drive, floppy disk, CD, pretty much anything).

If you're having trouble finding the right driver to download, we'll be happy to help! Just post all the info you have on what kind of computer you have (make, model, etc.)

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 01:22 PM

It does not sound like you did a reinstall you must have done a repair install and repair installs don't always work out to well. Check the device manager to make sure other drivers are not missing also. Yup Flash drive or another device like CD, Floppy...

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 12:45 AM

when you reformatted or reinstall windows
was your lan card already in your computer
is it removable

before you reinstall or reformat
you shouldve removed your lan card
after the reformat or reinstall was complete
you put card back in
let windows find it
then install drivers from software

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 06:14 AM

when you reformatted or reinstall windows
was your lan card already in your computer
is it removable

before you reinstall or reformat
you shouldve removed your lan card
after the reformat or reinstall was complete
you put card back in
let windows find it
then install drivers from software


I've never heard that before. Could you go into more detail?

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 07:06 PM

In my experience if the component is installed and windows has a driver or a generic driver associated with the it then its installed. The problem arises with soo many new components out there Microsoft has no way of including all the drivers for everything. So unless the network card is designed for a generic Microsoft driver (think of your mouse, Keyboard and generic USB drivers) it wont automatically install. You need the manufacture provided drivers disk or as previously posted downloaded from the manufactures website.

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 07:28 PM

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...product=1118244

according to this page your mobo used the intel chipset for ethernet

hp only lists the recovery disks

intel lists this driver but I wouldn't be sure??

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Des...75&lang=eng

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 08:19 PM

when you reformatted or reinstall windows
was your lan card already in your computer
is it removable

before you reinstall or reformat
you shouldve removed your lan card
after the reformat or reinstall was complete
you put card back in
let windows find it
then install drivers from software


I've never heard that before. Could you go into more detail?

if you reformat with a removable LAN card chances are windows will not recognize it
so removing it before you reformat and install it again after a reformat ...then the add hardware wizard will find it and install it.
but if its an on board lan card then windows should be able to place the drivers in the device manager
if that cant happen then they could be downloaded from manufacture site
they may even show up as other in the device manager




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