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New hard drive and not reading drivers for internet

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June 26, 2011 10:01:39 PM

I installed a new 500gb HP Pavillion 9500x hard drive into a HP Pavillion dv9500 laptop. Are they compatible and if so why am I hving driver problems connecting to the internet? ty
June 26, 2011 10:38:49 PM

So, you got a new hard drive, installed it, re-installed windows, and everything is fine except you're unable to connect to the internet?

Have you tried downloading your networking drivers from hp? If you just went with the drivers Windows loads automatically upon installation, it might not have found one for your Lan or Wireless.

If you haven't already, visit the HP website, look for support and drivers and install the newest drivers.
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June 27, 2011 9:15:32 AM

Or pop in your driver disks that came with the laptop cause to install network drivers w/out network connectivity that is needed. Unless you have another computer to download the drivers.
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June 27, 2011 1:59:14 PM

grab a usb wifi card off a friend/ another computer and put it in yours

go to start, right click on computer

click on manage

then on device manager find the built in wifi device/ it will be named or it might have an unknown device or whatever in network adapters

then right click and update/install/enable

this should install the drivers direct from microsoft

you shouldnt have to install the one you borrow from another computer as win7 has most wifi card drivers built in
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