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Solved: Computer can't find network hardware

Discussion in 'Networking' started by mom50, Sep 27, 2007.

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  1. mom50

    mom50 Thread Starter

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    I have 2 desktop computers at home (both Dell, Windows XP), and they WERE networking just fine. I reformatted the second one (went perfectly), but when I tried to reconnect the network, I got a message saying it couldn't find the network hardware. ?! I used the original CDs that came with the computer. I see that under "device drivers" there are some yellow question marks next to some items--I'm guessing there shouldn't be. But I don't know what those items are, and why they wouldn't be on the original disks. Can anyone clue me in? Thanks.
     
  2. skinnywhiteboy

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    Go to Dell's website and download the correct device drivers for your specific machine. I would burn them on CD for later use also. But most likely that is the cause of your problem.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    You can use the service tag # to go directly to the downloads for your Dell machine.
     
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