how to reinstall a network interface card

August 12, 2011 at 15:12:04
Specs: Windows Vista Service pack 2
Network Adapter setting is not showing on device manager page
need to re-install a NIC
Desktop, Windows Vista service pk 2

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#1
August 12, 2011 at 15:57:49
Do you have a CD with the driver on it? If not, download the driver on another machine & burn it to a CD.

Edit: Sometime you can click reinstall driver in the properties. Try that first.

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#2
August 12, 2011 at 18:58:13
It may be shown as a unknown device or not there at all any place.

If you can remove it from the computer then do so and boot up once then power down again and return it and power up. It should be automatically found.

If it is built in to the motherboard it may have been disabled in bios or in either case it may be faulty.

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#3
August 13, 2011 at 11:36:19
Thanks to both answers i received. I DID download a driver site install to a flash drive on my laptop, and tried to install it on my desktop. But, I got a message that it could not be installed. I do not have a CD. I was told that i could get a NIC CD fr/a computer shop and borrow it to re-install on my desktop. That may be my next option. As for an unknown device, I will have to look into that.
Thanks

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#4
August 13, 2011 at 11:38:25
No, the network adapter driver is GONE. I tried copying an install to my flashdrive fr/a site on my laptop and install it on my desktop, but i got an error message that it could not install.

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#5
August 13, 2011 at 15:57:10
Do you remember the exact error message. Always make a note of error messages when asking for tech support. It makes it much easier.

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