Network Card not detected!!! How to get pc to detect??

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  1. bradsure

    bradsure Active Member

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    Anyone know about network cards? My girlfriend was using her Gateway 7322 notebook over at my house and her internet connection just stopped. My laptop and PC are working so I know it's her comp.. I try to connect on hers and get a 'no network card detected' message. When I go into Device Manager, there isn’t a network adapter icon and her card is listed under Unknown icon. Anyone know have any suggestions??
     
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    Before you go any further... is your gf's PC running Vista, by any chance?
     
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    Nah, Windows XP
     
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    have you tried right clicking the mouse over the network adapter in "Unknown devices"... then Disabling the device, then re-enabling it? Then, right click agaiin obver the device and "Scan for hardwrae changes".... alternatively, go to the "action" menu and select the same option.

    Let the wizard look for drivers on the C drive... I assume they must be there - as you said the PC was connecting before....
     
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    The easiest way is to Install the driver for the NIC (network interface card).
    Then remove the unknown device. Finally, right click and select scan for new devices.
    This time when it finds the device, it will be aware of the device and the necessary driver will be installed automatically.
     
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    whoa there turbo slow down.

    XP is nice....just go to the Control Panel and select Network Connections.
    Find the network connection that is not working, Select with the right mouse button and left click Repair.

    If the network connection is not there, you need to reload the NIC.....
     
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    I keep getting the message 'windows couldn't locate drivers' and there is a yellow '!' next to the broadcom adapter in the unknown column in Device Manager. Where could the drivers have gone?? ??? On the underside of the laptop there are two slots. I didn't know which one was the mini pci so i removed them both. Rebooted and didn't get the new hardware installed message. Is there an easy way to get these drivers back?
     
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    is there are manufacturer's name / model number on the card?

    if so - look on the makers web site... checkout the "support" page or maybe downloads page. There may be drivers for that card type... alternatively, if the site is searchable - search using card model designation value

    D/l the file to a USB storage device, and then plug it into the Gateway laptop and run any exe file, or copy them onto the laptop...whatever it says on the download instructions.
     
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    Thanks for the link. I'll give it another try when I get home tonight.
     
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    you could also try Gateway support...i had the same thing happen to me when I was working on a guys computer...his was a dell but I've gotten all the drivers I've ever needed from Dell or HP so i don't see why gateway would be any different.
     

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