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#1 Rok_Hard_CDN

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 12:23 AM

I'm not sure what the entire problem stems from, but there are a few issues with my Presario S4330NX... I cannot connect to the internet, but... when I hit Ctrl./Alt./Del, it shows that I am receiving 100 mbps from my router... I have pinged the ip address of the tower with my laptop, and it came back 100%. I then started to question the hardware, but... when I go in through my computer to the device manager, there is nothing on the list... How do I re-populate this list, at this point, I have nothing to go on. I have been re-installing drivers via flash memory from my laptop to the tower. I'm running out of options here, and, as well, for some reason, the help files are unavailable.

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 08:18 AM

When you reinstall the drivers - do the devices show up in Device Manager?

I'd suggest downloading a free antivirus program (and it's definitions) along with a free anti-spyware program (and it's definitions) and installing them on your system. Then perform a complete scan of the system to ensure that this isn't an infection (it will also be a "double check" on your current protection).

Once assured that the system is clean, there are other steps that can be taken to "refresh" your view in Device Manager.
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Posted 28 December 2006 - 11:13 AM

I reinstall the drivers and there is still nothing in the Device Manager. Again, if I could get online, I would gladly follow these instructions to the closest letter, but until I can get to that point... IF there is another fix, it would be greatly appreciated

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 06:34 PM

Do you have access to another computer?

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 07:57 PM

Do you have access to another computer?

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Perhaps this link will solve the problem.


http://www.reesecomputing.com/downloads/files/AproposFix.htm

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 11:41 PM

Use the computer that you're posting here with to download the antivirus and antispyware apps (and definitions). Then burn them to a CD and then use the CD to install it on the infected system.
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Posted 29 December 2006 - 07:39 AM

Maybe this will do it.

#107 to the right side: "Restore the Device Manager"

It's a registry file. Right click to save it on your desktop or where you want it. Back up your registry first or do a System Restore. Then try merging this into your regristry and see if it helps.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm




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