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PCI Network Adapter problem in Vista - Not recognizing drivers

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by abdesrau81, Sep 21, 2009.

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  1. abdesrau81

    abdesrau81 Thread Starter

    Sep 21, 2009

    I have purchased two PCI Network Adapters and for each I have received a "The device is not configured correctly (Code 1)" error in Vista's Device Manager when trying to manually locate and add the drivers, either from the software accompanying the adapters or from the companies websites (I have tried products from Linksys and Belkin). After hours on the phone with tech support ppl, who were conviced the software I got was corrupt--not true-- I think it might be best to install a new OS (revert back to XP) because I want results.

    Has anyone been able to find a way out of this predicament in VISTA?

    Please note I have tried the basics, i.e. going to Device Manager and trying to search for the drivers or manually add them from software or company's website. No matter what I do, I get an error message indicating that the drivers can't be found - even if I have "browsed" to them!

    Thanks very much all
  2. Callum_Dawson


    Mar 9, 2009
    When browsing for them make sure "Include Sub-Folders" is ticked and search "C:\". That might give you a much better chance of locating them. As for Internet locating you can't really change how it scans for that. Maybe a disk came with your hardware containing the Adapter's Drivers.
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