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I just reformatted and I have no ethernet driver and no internet to get one? help me

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  1. rockitlikenasa

    rockitlikenasa Thread Starter

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    I just reformatted my computer and I was going to do my windows updates but my computer will not connect to the internet. I check under device manager to find that my ethernet controller has no driver. What should I do to get a new driver considering I cannot connect to the internet. I am new to reformatting and now I am stuck not knowing what to do. There are a few other things under my "other devices" in the device manager that do not have drivers as well, but I figure if the ethernet works i can get those from the internet. Please help me in solving this problem.
     
  2. Alex Ethridge

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    Name brand of computer?

    Model of computer?

    Service Tag (if it's a Dell)?
     
  3. markomus

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    You could download the driver on whatever computer you're using right now, burn it to a CD or DVD or save it to a flash drive and then upload it to your other computer.
     
  4. jimbo5466

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    try using the manifactures cds or with internet use the cds the isp provides
     
  5. rockitlikenasa

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    i have a dell xps400. i dont know where to get the service number? i used the windows cds from dell to reformat and they didnt install the driver and they werent found by the computer on the cds when i tried to load them from the cd.
     
  6. brite750

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    well we could use some info, d/l this program
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/EVEREST_Free_Edition_d4181.html
    put it on a cd and install on the Dell, I'm thinking you didnt do the restore completely because I would think all your MB, sound, network stuff would have been installed at the same time.
     
  7. Old Rich

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    You can go here to download any drivers for your machine
     
  8. markomus

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    Wow! Good idea, Mar Komus! Hope it works! ;)
     
  9. Alex Ethridge

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    Dell doesn'rt furnish system recovery CDs. They furnish a Dell branded copy of Windows (loads on any Dell without a product key) and a separate driver disk.
     
  10. Fishpan

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    All Dells usually have the service tag near the top of the chassis on a small, black label (if its a desktop) - this is very helpful in locating drivers and other software. If only other computer manufacturers had the same, fast technique in locating such information - then we can have peace of mind. :)
     
  11. MaverickUK

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    Hi,

    All we need is your motherboard model, then you download your chipset drivers from another computer then burn to a CD or transfer to a USB flash drive and then install on your non-internet computer.

    Hey-presto, job done!

    Nick.
     
  12. markomus

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    Brilliant!!!
     
  13. markomus

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    And you, too, Mar Komus! Absolutely brilliant! Thanks for chiming in! ;)

    Perhaps that should read, "You could download the NEEDED driver USING whatever computer..."
     
  14. ryanclemson

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    Your service tag should be viewable in BIOS.
     
  15. MaverickUK

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    Aren't you a clever sod.
     
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