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Windows 7 clean install after SSD failure, missing a lot of drivers


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#1 Dobob

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 01:31 PM

I went to my motherboard manufacturer's website and downloaded all of the drivers on my laptop:

 

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4802#dl

 

I transferred them to my desktop and installed them on my desktop, but I still don't have internet connection. It keeps telling me to "install a driver for your network adapter" and "windows could not find a driver for your network adapter." I am not sure how to solve this, anyone have the solution?


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 01:38 PM

Is there a Network adapter in Device Manager with a yellow exclamation mark? Right click and select Properties. Under the Details tab select hardware Ids in the dropdown box. Copy and Paste the first line into your next post.

 

Are you connecting via Wifi or Ethernet?

 

Edit: Is Windows 7 at SP1?


Edited by JohnC_21, 24 September 2016 - 01:40 PM.


#3 Dobob

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 01:41 PM

I am connecting via ethernet. The first line is:

 

PCI\VEN1969&DEV_E091&SUBSYS_E0001458&REV_10

 

Edit: Is Windows 7 at SP1?

 

 

It doesn't say service pack number in system properties. So I don't think any service packs are installed. It says my windows version is 6.1.


Edited by Dobob, 24 September 2016 - 01:50 PM.


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Posted 24 September 2016 - 01:49 PM

Download the Killer Ethernet Driver for the E2200. I would create a restore point first. The only thing I could find on Gigabyte's site for the Killer Ethernet was here.

 

http://www.killernetworking.com/product-support/driver-downloads

 

I would update to SP1 as soon as possible and immediately if the driver doesn't install. Clean Windows 7 installs are having a rough time with updates since the arrival of Windows 10. See this page for suggestions.

 

http://www.tweaking.com/forums/index.php/topic,4799.0.html


Edited by JohnC_21, 24 September 2016 - 01:59 PM.


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Posted 24 September 2016 - 01:56 PM

Download the Killer Ethernet Driver for the E2200. I would create a restore point first. The only thing I could find on Gigabyte's site for the Killer Ethernet was here.

 

http://www.killernetworking.com/product-support/driver-downloads

 

The driver from the link worked. When I installed it, it told me the driver I had was out of date. I restart my computer and after that I get windows blue screen of death.

 

If I enter safe mode, it just restarts the computer.


Edited by Dobob, 24 September 2016 - 01:58 PM.


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Posted 24 September 2016 - 02:05 PM

So you currently have a BSOD in normal mode. I would revert the driver in Safe Mode or do a System Restore if you created a restore point as I suggested.  See my edited post on updating Windows 7. After the system is fully updated then install the driver again after creating a restore point I would advise before doing this to create a complete disk backup of your computer after it is fully updated to an external drive using either Macrium Free, Aomei Backupper Free, or Easeus Todo Backup Free. Create the bootable media each program provides.

 

http://www.backup-utility.com/free-backup-software.html

 

http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

 

http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm

 

Edit: Tap F8 at boot and select Repair Computer from the Advanced Boot Options. Do a System Restore.


Edited by JohnC_21, 24 September 2016 - 02:07 PM.


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Posted 24 September 2016 - 02:26 PM

I found my old motherboard CD, now I have internet. I will install windows updates now. Weird that I need the CD and it didn't work when I downloaded them from website. They were the exact same drivers.


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Posted 24 September 2016 - 02:57 PM

That is strange. Glad you sorted it out. I would advise you create a disk image after you have updated Windows 7 and installed your programs. If your drive fails again you could restore your image from the external drive and be back up in minutes vs the time you are currently spending to get everything back.






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