Local Area Connection is gone!! How to fix.

November 2, 2010 at 16:17:14
Specs: Windows xp
I got a virus while using windows 7 and now i rebooted it with windows xp (new copy). and now the Local Area Connection isnt working. All settings are enabled in BIOS and i cant find the adapter in Device Manager.. the only thing that shows up in network places or connections is :

Lan or High-Speed

1347 bla bla bla

that one.. and i can only see that adapter in device manager.. how to fix this problem.. i havnt changed anything it was working before in windows 7 and xp..

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November 3, 2010 at 17:52:07
I believe you probably have not installed the driver for your NIC.

Start > right click on my computer and select properties
Click on the hardware tab and click device manager
Does it show unidentified devices with yellow exclamation marks?
If it does you need to install the missing drivers

You may need to download the driver from the manufacturers website (if you have not got it on a CD) as it sounds like the NIC is not natively supported in WinXP.

When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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November 4, 2010 at 14:25:42
but NIC drivers.. I dont have the CD or know the manufacturees website.. And when im on BIOS it says nothing about the NIC driver.. :S

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November 5, 2010 at 15:33:51

Run SIW after downloading it. It may tell you the NIC type and therefore what driver you need.

If the NIC is on the motherboard and cannot find the NIC driver, tell us the make and model of your motherboard and we may be able to point you in the right direction.

You could also try this unknown device identifier utilty:

When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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