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How to set up wireless on laptop after new hard drive


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#1 Martel

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 05:53 PM

HP ZE4560 US
Win XP Home SP3
AMD Athalon XP2500
446 mb ram
National Semiconductor DP83815 PCI fas ethernet adapter


After replacing my hard drive I do not know how to get the wireless up and running.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 08:45 PM

Have you installed all the necessary drivers from here.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 05:26 PM

ThunderZ,
Thanks for the direction that is exactly what I needed.

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Any clues why my mouse pointer keeps flashing erratically?
I installed drivers from that page already.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 10:16 PM

Check device manager. Are there still any ? or ! showing?

First thought that comes to mind is that Windows installed a generic graphics driver. Is a Display adapter showing up? The same site that you got the wireless driver from will have the proper driver for it as well.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:20 PM

For sure have a big yellow ?



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Not seeing display adapter.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 06:31 PM

Looking at the pic I would say you are missing both your video and wired LAN driver.

They should be on the same page you got your wireless driver from.

The display adapter will show up once you get "Video controller (VGA Compatible)" installed.

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:32 PM

I use a program called DriverForge to install new drivers on a fresh install.
It is a blunt force driver install program that will scan your computer and install all the necessary drivers.
http://www.msfn.org/board/driverforge-v5-0...er-t110783.html

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:35 PM

I use a program called DriverForge to install new drivers on a fresh install.
It is a blunt force driver install program that will scan your computer and install all the necessary drivers.
http://www.msfn.org/board/driverforge-v5-0...er-t110783.html



Do`t like them, do`t use them.

Easy enough to go to the PC, mobo, add-on card manufacturers site to get the most current drivers from a trusted site.

Just call me paranoid.




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