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March 19, 2014 3:28:36 AM

On the 16/03/14, my desktop stopped connecting to the internet; for some reason the internet adaptor driver became corrupt or appears to have been removed. I have my Windows 7 Disc, can I reinstall the driver from it?

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March 19, 2014 4:27:08 AM

Hi colin 123,
Windows will not help you
you need to find out what motherboard you are using , go to the motherboard manufacturers website , select your motherboard , go to the downloads tab , select your operating system eg windows 7 or xp etc 32bit or 64bit then download the LAN drivers if you are using the ethernet
,or the wireless drivers if using a usb device to connect to the internet
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March 19, 2014 4:46:53 AM

You don't need the Windows 7 disc. Try using System Restore to use the "Wayback Machine" & take your PC back to before the issue occurred. If that doesn't work, your motherboard should have a utility/driver disc that came with it, & that should have the driver on it.

Barring that, mickeypheonix's suggestion of going to the manufacturer's website is the best method.
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March 19, 2014 5:56:35 AM

mickypheonix said:
Hi colin 123,
Windows will not help you
you need to find out what motherboard you are using , go to the motherboard manufacturers website , select your motherboard , go to the downloads tab , select your operating system eg windows 7 or xp etc 32bit or 64bit then download the LAN drivers if you are using the ethernet
,or the wireless drivers if using a usb device to connect to the internet


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March 19, 2014 5:58:25 AM

Thank you,

That ‘s good to know. The trouble is, I can’t gain access to the internet from my desktop to down load suitable drivers. How do I get around this problem?

Regards,

Colin
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March 19, 2014 6:02:16 AM

download them from a friends computer or laptop or the pc you are on talking to us
copy them to a usb stick or cd and install on your pc
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March 19, 2014 6:09:30 AM

spdragoo said:
You don't need the Windows 7 disc. Try using System Restore to use the "Wayback Machine" & take your PC back to before the issue occurred. If that doesn't work, your motherboard should have a utility/driver disc that came with it, & that should have the driver on it.

Barring that, mickeypheonix's suggestion of going to the manufacturer's website is the best method.


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March 19, 2014 6:12:55 AM

Thank you spdrago,

Using the original HP disc sounds like a good idea. when I changed the hard drive a few months ago I inadvertently deleted the back up part on the hard drive, so I am currently trying to restore that from the Windows 7 set up disc. If that fails I'll try the HP disc.

Regards,

Colin
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