No Network adapters in Device manager

August 21, 2010 at 11:45:54
Specs: Windows XP
I just reinstaled windows xp and now i can't download/update drivers because i can't connect to the internet because of missing/malfunctioning
network adapter (i can't connect my computer to my router).
In device manager there is no tab with network adapters nor i can find in bios anything that would enable network adapter. It's some strange version of bios-there is no "Integrated Peripherals"or anything similar. So what should i do? Can it be false bios or is it hardware problem?
(The thing is that i need internet just for updating drivers so if there is better way than using 'device doctor' please let me know :) ) Thanks in advance ...

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#1
August 21, 2010 at 13:30:13
If you've found an updated driver, download it on another pc or laptiop, copy it to e.g. usb drive, plug the usb drive on to your computer and install the driver.

But this won't help, if the network card is not visible in the device manager.

Have you updated the BIOS since the last time it was working, or why did you get problems with your network card?

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#2
August 22, 2010 at 09:20:09
Well long story short friend of mine gave me that computer and it was full of viruses so i decided to reinstall windows. Network card worked before reinstalation, as far as i remember.
No,the network card is not visible in the device manager.
No i haven't updated bios and i don't know how. I will be very thankful if you explain me how.
By the way maybe it will be easier if you tell me if it is possible to update sound driver without internet connection since i need that computer only for playing music :).
Thanks in advance
p.s. sorry i wasn't able to reply earlier.

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#3
August 22, 2010 at 09:30:33
Just the same way as updating driver for network card.
Download the latest driver from the manufacturers homepage, save it to USB stick, connect the USB stick to the computer, you need the driver for and, if it is an EXE file, install it by doubleclick it.
Otherwise, you first have to extract it, if it is a ZIP or RAR achrive. Then doubleclick the extracted file to install it.

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#4
August 22, 2010 at 10:46:37
The problem is i don't know who is manufacturer.In device manager under sound, video & game controlers i found:
-audio codecs
-legacy audio drivers
-legacy video capture devices
-media control devices
-microsoft kernel system audio device
-microsoft winmm wdm audio compatible driver
-mpu 401 compatible midi device
-standard game port and
-video codecs
and in control panel->audio under sound playback-default device 'no playback device'
and when i run dxdiag it says "no sound card found. if one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided by the hardware manufacturer".
God damn it :)...
What can i do now?
Thanks in advance.

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#5
August 22, 2010 at 11:01:33
Either you have a manual of that computer and can read the specs there, or you have to open the case and take a look at the sound card, or if it's an onboard sound card, you have to look for the name and model no. of the mainboard.
E.g. If the mainboard is Gigabyte
GA-MA78LMT-S2, you go to http://gigabyte.com/support-downloa... and search for the drivers you need.

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#6
August 22, 2010 at 12:11:40
I found driver for sound card :). Thanks a lot. But now i want more:). Since there was nothing about sound card in device manager and i just downloaded driver and now it works perfectly, can i do the same for network card (there's nothing in device manager for this card neither)?
The problem is that i don't know manufacturer but i guess it Realtek also (sound card is realtek and it's onboard).
So how dangerous would be to download some driver,any driver,for network card from this manufacturer and try it?
And network card is onboard also right?
I won't bother you anymore :).
Thanks again.

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#7
August 22, 2010 at 12:54:21
So check the manufacturers website for chipset drivers. These drivers will enable all the onboad devices so, that they are shown in the device manager. After that, you need to install the driver for the network card.

If you use a wrong driver and you may possibly be able to install it, this can cause windows to run into blue screen of death everytime you startup windows.

It's always a good idea, to have a backup or an image (TrueImage or Ghost) of your windows installation, if you don't really no, which driver to use.

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#8
August 22, 2010 at 13:35:09
Ok.Again, thanks a lot :).I will try that.

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