canot get network adapter in my device manager or internet connections

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i recently had to replace my hdd and put windows xp on it after install i tried to get internet to work and i have nothing in my internet connections. my device manger has no network adapter drop menu and my motherboard driver will not install and give the error message thr nvidia setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware setup will now exit. i have ben trying to fix for 2 days to no avail pls help!
 

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make and model of PC - have you downloaded and installed the chipset from the manufacturers website ?

also I suspect in device manager you have a number of ? or ! or both
 

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gateway gt5668e win xp yes i got the 6150se driver from nvidia but wouldnt install error in previous message and yes i got ?'s for x2 audio device on high definition audio bus,other pci bridge device,pci simple communications controller,and sm bus controller


P.S btw internet isnt working am on my laptop now dont know if it matters
 

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lucidity:

When you format(or replace) a hard drive and then do a clean install of Windows XP, the drivers for one or more of that computer's devices won't get installed.

That's why you need to know the identity of those devices and need to have the drivers for them available before you start.

If you follow etaf's instructions, you should be able to obtain them.

Download and save them in a working computer, then burn them off to a CD-R or copy them to a USB thumb drive, then use that media to install the drivers.

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yes i have done this but by serial is all vista drivers and when i get them from gateway for xp and install them nothing happens and the nvidia driver wont instal either
 

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well my hard drive is making **** crash i get blue screen randomly and i have no install disk
it came with vista on it and i wasnt sure how to make a disc for it so vista is unable to be installed
 

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its not that i cant find them is that they don't do anything for me just installl then nothing
 

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any know if its possible to make a vista cd of the recovery partition if its a slave drive?
 

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lucidity:

Go into the Device Manager and advise what's listed in these headings:

Display Adapters

IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers

Network Adapters

Other Devices

Sound Video And Game Controllers


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From what I can determine so far, your computer has these devices:

NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE graphics/chipset

Realtek High Definition audio

Realtek RTL8201N 10/100 ethernet

but that needs to be confirmed.

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lucidity:

Go into the Device Manager and advise what's listed in these headings:

Display Adapters - N/A not in there

IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers -x3 primary ide channel,x3 secondary ide channel,x3 standard dual channel pci ide controller

Network Adapters n/a not in there

Other Devices- other pci bridge device,x2 pci device, pci simple communications controller, sm bus controller, unknown device, video controller (vga compatible)

Sound Video And Game Controllers- audio codecs , legacy audio drivers, legacy video capture device, media control devices, video codecs.


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From what I can determine so far, your computer has these devices:

NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE graphics/chipset- yes

Realtek High Definition audio- yes

Realtek RTL8201N 10/100 ethernet- yes

but that needs to be confirmed.

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i have tried the chipset driver and it says (the nvidia setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware setup will now exit)???? idk why always worked on vista nvr had driver probs before
 

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is it possible to make a windows disk from a vista recovery partition if the hdd is working as a slave?
 
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