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Can't find newtork adapter driver after installing new motherboard, processor, RAM.

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  1. Mac218

    Mac218 Thread Starter

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    Heya,
    I just bought a new Motherboard, RAM and processor (upgraded from 1.6ghz to 3.3 ghz and 2gb ram to 8gb).
    When I first started my computer after this it kept going to a repair windows screen, so I hit the forums on my laptop (like I'm doing this now.) and someone suggested to do a clean install of windows 7.
    So I did and hoooooray it worked, but then I couldn't get connected to the internet. The problem seems to be that I don't have the correct network adapter driver installed.
    I'm not that clued up on computer so I've no idea what this relates to.
    So any help anyone could give me would be very grand,

    My computer details are as follows (I'll try to include what I think is needed, So I may include things not needed or leave out things that are. If I do just ask for them).

    O.S: Windows 7 ultimate, 32 bit
    Processor: AMD FX-6100 6 core processor
    4GB ram
    Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS with 1gb memory.
    ASUS M5A97 Motherboard
    Sky router (sorry no more detaisl than that can't see a model or anything else on it).


    I know the internet still work and that's it's not the ethernet cable because I can't still can connect to the internet on my laptop.
    Anyway hope you can help and thank you in advance for all efforts.
    Smiles,
    Mac
     
  2. Mac218

    Mac218 Thread Starter

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    Hey, managed to fix it on my own.
    :)
    I was going through everything slowly anyway.
    All I had to do was download the driver from the ASUS website and waste an entire 4gb DVD to get it onto my Desktop.
    I do wonder what I would have done without access to another computer though.
     
  3. GripS

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    Get yourself a usb flash drive.
     
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    Whenever you plan to do a clean reinstall of Windows, make sure you have the drivers available for that computer's devices before you start.

    Doing that can save you a lot of time and grief.

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    New motherboard's always come with an installation disc with all the drivers.
     
  6. flavallee

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    That was my thought too.

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