Network Adaptor is disabled

April 22, 2013 at 05:14:24
Specs: Windows XP, 1GB
I am using Windows 7, suddenly my network adapter has been deleted and i am unable to use Internet, Please help me

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April 22, 2013 at 05:23:36
Wireless or wired?
Laptop or PC?

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April 22, 2013 at 13:57:13
Hi mvaugh31,

If the network adapter has been deleted from Device Manager, you may try installing it from the drivers disk you got with the system.

Also, I agree with phil22 that providing the information about your system model will help in providing you the direct link to download the driver.

If you are unable to find the information for some reason, you can always try system restore using the link mentioned below:

NOTE: System restore will remove the applications installed on the system after the restore point but will not remove any files.

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S

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April 23, 2013 at 05:14:30
hi mvaugh31, you need a network adapter to connect a computer to a network.

So, you have to enable it for accessing internet,

1. Open Network Connections by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Network and Internet, clicking Network and Sharing Center, and then clicking Manage network connections.

2. Right-click the network adapter, and then do the following:

To enable the network adapter, click Enable. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

If you disable the adapter, you have to enable it again to connect to a network.

Hope you will be able to access internet..

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April 25, 2013 at 04:34:05
Its a broadband connection, I mean wired one and I am using PC

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April 25, 2013 at 04:39:02
mariamenounous Network Adapter is not showing there, then how can I enable it?

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April 25, 2013 at 07:06:46
Does your network interface appear in Device Manager (Start >> Control Panel >> Device manager)?

If not, then you need to install it before you can enable or disable it. To install it, you'll need to know what make/model it is and have the drivers handy for it.

Before attempting to install anything, do check and see that it hasn't become hidden. To do so, in Device Manager on the menu bar across the top of the window choose View >> Show hidden devices If it's still not there, then you're going to have to install.

For detailed information on installing go back to your Control Panel window and in the search box (top right corner) search the following string: install new hardware

You should see "Search Windows Help and Support for "install new hardware" just click on that link and start reading. Start by clicking on the link that says "Open the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter"

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April 25, 2013 at 09:29:24
Hi mvaugh31,

Did you try installing the network driver using the drivers disk?

Also, please provide the system model.

You may check the BIOS of the system as the network card sometimes get disabled from BIOS as well.

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S

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