okay ya i will try that then, i appreciate any help i can get im going insane!!!!!A driver is a piece of software that allows a piece of hard ware to do what it needs to do. A NIC is an Ethernet or Wi-Fi card (Network Interface Controller). Look on Lenovo's web site for these drivers. Don't rely on Microsoft providing the correct drivers. Lenovo has a utility you can install that will check for the latest drivers of all the devices in the unit. You might want to try to find this. I think it is called Lenovo System Update.