AmberineM-GL6E Hp/Compaq mobo. Sr1617cl

December 14, 2010 at 14:08:16
Specs: Windows XP, 1.7 ghz/ 2.0gb
hey guys, i have a compaq sr1617cl desktop. The computer was given to me by a buddy of mine a last year. I lately got a virus and had to reformat. I have every driver except the network controller. I've been to hp/compaq's websites to no avail. i desperately need it. i have a usb wifi card that works perfect. then i try using a ralink pci wireless card and the drivers are up to date. Please let me know if i need to provide any more info. thanks in advance.

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#1
December 14, 2010 at 14:29:23
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

Click on the + sign next to Original Drivers and you will find the LAN driver.

You didn't look hard enough

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#2
December 14, 2010 at 16:15:35
I have tried every driver on there, it says it cant install the necessary software. thats why im stuck.

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#3
December 14, 2010 at 16:32:47
What is the exact error message when you try to install the LAN card driver?

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#4
December 14, 2010 at 17:13:42
It tells me "The hardware could not be installed because the wizard could not find the necessary software." Its done that on every driver I've tried.

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#5
December 14, 2010 at 17:42:20
sorry if this is breaking a forum rule, but my LAN is working fine. I dont know exactly what a network controller does, except for control the network. I have a model number, just no luck with drivers, Ralink Technology Corp RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI.

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#6
December 14, 2010 at 18:18:24
The Ralink card is for your wireless connection. You need the network controller driver which is by Realtek. Try the 3rd one on this list:

http://218.210.127.131/downloads/do...

If the Ralink driver is what you're looking for, try the 4th one on this list:

http://www.ralinktech.com/support.p...


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#7
December 14, 2010 at 19:02:53
okay, i downloaded but i have no clue how to install. no setup file is there. Help?

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#8
December 14, 2010 at 19:33:46
thanks for the help everyone, I went on device manager and clicked dont search i will install my self and ralink was on the list, (maker of my card) and i installed it and it worked so thanks anyways guys :)

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#9
December 14, 2010 at 20:21:11
okay so nevermind on the fix... i rebooted and it was like that again, now i cant even go into where i went before, says device is not there. so i open to all help desperately now

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#10
December 14, 2010 at 22:00:17
You probably installed the "drivers" the wrong way.

Usually when the network adapter is NOT built into the computer's mboard, you install the software for it BEFORE you first plug it in.

Unless the instructions for installing a device tell you otherwise....

You DO NOT install drivers for a device while booting into Windows, if the software for the device has not been installed yet - when Windows detects a generic device or New Hardware while booting, you allow it to search for drivers, it doesn't find any, and it wants you to show it the location of the drivers - CANCEL that, continue on to the desktop, and install the software for the device using the proper installation from a CD or the proper installation file that you downloaded from the web.

The same applies no matter when Windows finds New Hardware !

If you DID install drivers that way,

(The following also applies if you want to un-install previous software, or re-install the same software)

- go to Control Panel - Classic View - Add/Remove Programs and Un-install the software you installed, reboot, DO NOT install drivers while booting, let the desktop screen fully load.

Install the software properly by running the proper download you got from the web, or if you have the CD that came with the card that's in a slot, or if you have the CD that came with the brand name computer that has the Drivers on it, run the software installation from the installation program on that.


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