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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

    Sep 27, 2007
    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


    Jan 26, 2001
    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

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    You can use the service tag # to go directly to the downloads for your Dell machine.
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