Thanks for the help. I got it to work once but it has become a reoccuring problem everytime I turn on the computer. I know there is a setting off somewhere and just have to find it. I also noticed that there is no sound. I intend to take one step back and get the drivers for my model off the internet and hope for the best.
Of course you need the drivers, get all of them, chipset, network, audio, video, etc...
Drivers are what makes your hardware run. It's like building a plane, testing it and it does not fly. So you say "OK, I guess I'll add the wings now".