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Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by muay, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. muay

    muay Regular member

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    Hi all hope you are well, Ive just reinstalled windows xp pro on my computer, but now i can not connect to the internet and there is no network adapter showing up in device manager and in network settings its just a blank screen.
    Thank you for any help.
     
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    Do you have any devices with a Yellow question mark in the device manager?

    Make sure that the network adapter is firmly seated in the expansion slot.


     
  3. muay

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    yes theres a yellow question mark in device manager its something todo with audio.I a bit new to this where do i look for expansion slot.thanks.
     
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    load your motherboard drivers.
     
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    muay Regular member

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    how would i go about doing that.thanks for your help.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    don't you have a cd that came with the computer or motherboard?
     
  7. muay

    muay Regular member

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    No mate got computer off a friend im hoping i can download a cd from mother boards web site if this is possible.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    what is the make & model# of the computer or motherboard?
     
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    sorry did not get back to you last night had to work.This is the info i got.
    motherboard ID 04/22/2003-KM266-8235-6A6LVM4DC-00
    name MSI KM2M Combo(MS-6738)
    thanks.
     
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    muay Regular member

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    Sorry to be a pain do i need to install all the drivers off this page.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    just the ones missing besides the via 4in 1 chipset driver.
     
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    ok ive got the drivers on a cd but im not sure where to put.cheers.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    click on each to install
     
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    muay Regular member

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    i,ve tried that it says windows does not no how to open this file or if i right click on it there is no install option.
     
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    you have to unzip them or extract them thru windows.
     
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    muay Regular member

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    ive done that mate.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    and?
     
  19. muay

    muay Regular member

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    this is what i did i loaded to zip files from cd i unzipped them onto my desk top so i can now look in the files and can see the drivers but am not sure what to do with them there no install option or anything.
     
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    One thing there is a file in the lan driver zip which is a network adapter setup file but when i click on it i get a massage saying can not find proper NIC.
     

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