cannot install wireless drivers

Dell Inspiron e1505 notebook - customiza...
December 21, 2009 at 17:55:31
Specs: Windows XP, t2300@1.66ghz 1.00gb of ram
I turned my laptop on today and realized my internet isnt working. the wifi light was off. so i figured it just needs turned on. but it was completly gone from the network list. so i tried to install the intel pro/wireless 9345abg driver and it said the system could not find the necisary file. i have tried several differnt drivers for it and still nothing. now i cannot even connect through an ethernet cable. in the process that was deleted too and cant be reinstalled. when i click the add new hardware tool, the wireless has an error and when i click it it says it doesnt have the driver for it to run. please help.

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#1
December 22, 2009 at 08:29:20
If the list of the "My Network Places" shows nothing, it's often a registry problem.

Try the following to solve the problem:
Click Start -> Run -> CMD
Then type the following commands and press enter after each command:
regsvr32 netman.dll
regsvr32 netcfgx.dll
regsvr32 netshell.dll

Restart the computer and check, whether you network is back again.


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#2
December 22, 2009 at 13:24:35
Thank you, I have tried that an unfortunantly still nothing. All
that shows up in my network connections is a 1394 connection

I tried to install the intel pro/wireless 3945abg driver again and
still says i'm missing a file. Also when I click add device
several devises are listed with an exclamation point by it and
those are the ones not working.


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#3
December 22, 2009 at 13:34:50
You have to install the Chipset drivers from the CD at first !!!

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#4
December 22, 2009 at 14:05:06
What cd? I did a fresh xp and did all the drivers and it worked
fine for some time untill now.

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#5
December 22, 2009 at 14:23:42
A laptop or notebook normalliy is delivered with a drivers CD, where drivers for network card, graphics card, chipset a.s.o. is on it.
The chipset driver must be installed at first and after that, all the other drivers for you hardware should be installed from that CD.

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#6
December 22, 2009 at 14:39:17
Unfortunantly I had none of those disks when I did a fresh
start of xp. They are no where to be found. I have home
edition on it now. so to get the drivers I went to dell.com.

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#7
December 22, 2009 at 14:56:24
This has nothing todo with the windows installation CD. It's a CD coming with the laptop or notebook.
If you haven't got such a CD, you might have to go to the manufacturers homepage and download the chipset drivers and maybe some other drivers for your hardware.

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#8
December 22, 2009 at 16:07:54
Oh I had no idea what those were. So I went to Dell.com and
downloaded the chipsets but the one wouldn't work on my
hard drive that I'm running xp on. but it woul work if I installed
it to my other hard drive. But still I am missing that file for the
wireless adaptor.

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#9
December 22, 2009 at 16:18:16
What's about this driver for your wireless adapter?
http://support.euro.dell.com/suppor...

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#10
December 22, 2009 at 16:20:38
Here is a list of dirvers, that might match your adapter.
http://support.euro.dell.com/suppor...

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#11
December 22, 2009 at 16:27:04
Yup. That's the one I have been trying to install. I even
downloaded one from intell.com for my wireless card. That's
the one saying that I'm missing a file. The one you just said to
try, installs but nothing happens after.

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#12
December 22, 2009 at 16:33:32
What file is it missing?

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#13
December 22, 2009 at 16:37:36
Try going into device manager and remove the adapter from the system. Then reboot, windows should detect new hardware and automaticly add the drivers for this device or ask for a disk with the drivers.

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#14
December 22, 2009 at 16:38:39
I have no idea it doesn't tell you it only says cannot install
hardware that the system cannot find the file specified.

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#15
December 22, 2009 at 16:49:06
How do I get to device manager?

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#16
December 22, 2009 at 17:08:03
E.g. rightclick on My Computer / Manage / Device Manager.

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#17
December 22, 2009 at 17:38:06
That didn't work either:( wouldn't let me uninstall says it's
needed for boot up.

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#18
December 22, 2009 at 17:41:32
Simply click on that device and press the DEL key.
Then reboot the computer.

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#19
December 22, 2009 at 17:45:56
When you press delete the same thing came up

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#20
December 22, 2009 at 17:50:26
Have you clicked the plus sign of the category and then selected the device, to delete it?

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#21
December 22, 2009 at 17:53:10
Yes, and when I restarted it said found new hardware but still
missins file. Should I do a repair on xp from the xp disk?

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#22
December 22, 2009 at 18:01:44
Oh and every driver I delete that was on here, when I try to
reinstall them, thy don't work.

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#23
December 22, 2009 at 18:29:38
A repair may work for you, if the system is missing system files. So give it a try.

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#24
December 22, 2009 at 19:50:06
So I did the repair and well seems like nothing was fixed.
Everything is exactually the way it was before I did the repair.
It didn't even fix system restore. So any ideas now?

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#25
December 22, 2009 at 20:06:53
What is the exact model of the wireless network adapter?
Not guessing, you have to know this for sure.

If you don't know the exact name and model of the card, you have to use e.g. a Linux Live CD, boot from the Live CD and you can figure out the exact wireless card type (in most cases) :-)


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#26
December 23, 2009 at 14:27:56
What OS came pre-installed? If you don't have any data, then just use the Recovery Partition to restore to Factory Settings. Ctrl-F11 upon boot will get you there.

LIR


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#27
December 23, 2009 at 20:35:57
It's a intell pro/wireless 3945abg and I had xp media edition
but I got the blue screen so I started fresh with home edition

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#28
December 23, 2009 at 23:42:22
Deleted

LIR


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#29
December 24, 2009 at 05:28:11
And this driver doesn't work?
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...

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#30
January 5, 2010 at 20:36:56
Sorry for the very late responce i'v been busy. And no that
didn't work either. Tomorrow I may just do a fresh install of xp
and just save my settings and files to my other part of my
hard drive. Then recover when cp installs. But I don't know if I
should yet.

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#31
February 23, 2010 at 06:21:43
I'm going to install these drivers

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...


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