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Suddenly lost internet driver

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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    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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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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