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Changed CMOS battery, now no network adapter driver.

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#1 Pumaiszero


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 01:49 AM

I had to change my cmos battery, when I rebooted my computer I couldn't connect to the internet. I removed my internet cable and plugged it into my laptop to confirm it was working, it was. When I trouble shot problems it stated "windows could not find a driver for your network adapter." I have a flash drive I just don't want to download the wrong thing and google didn't lead me to it right away. Could someone point me in the right direction? Thanks a ton!

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 05:39 PM

First of all - welcome to BC !


By 'flash drive' can I take it you mean a USB wireless dongle ?  If you do, every one I have seen has a maker's name and model number on it. Go to the maker's web-site and search for the model then download the drivers for that dongle for your OS.


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 05:41 PM

When you replaced the CMOS battery did you reset your BIOS to defaults? Also, some BIOS settings allow you to disable/enable your LAN adapter. 

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