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Windows 7: Network connection cannot find driver although I have it installed.

19 Apr 2011   #1
Alselius

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Network connection cannot find driver although I have it installed.

Windwos did not show any network connections in the network connections window. I tried everything that I could find online but nothing worked. As a last resort I decided to reinstall the driver for my Intel 82566DC-2 Gigabit network connection. I uninstalled the old driver and then installed the latest drivers but now I get code 31 (cannot find the driver software) in device manager and the connection doesn't work. I'd really appreciate any help


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19 Apr 2011   #2
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alselius View Post
Windwos did not show any network connections in the network connections window. I tried everything that I could find online but nothing worked. As a last resort I decided to reinstall the driver for my Intel 82566DC-2 Gigabit network connection. I uninstalled the old driver and then installed the latest drivers but now I get code 31 (cannot find the driver software) in device manager and the connection doesn't work. I'd really appreciate any help
Hello Alselsius, welcome to the forum
Can you post your system specs?
How does this device connect to the PC?
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19 Apr 2011   #3
Alselius

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I have a Core2Duo E6550 CPU, 4GB RAM, GTX 460 GPU and the motherboard is by Intel, can't find its name. And the network card is embedded.
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19 Apr 2011   #4
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alselius View Post
I have a Core2Duo E6550 CPU, 4GB RAM, GTX 460 GPU and the motherboard is by Intel, can't find its name. And the network card is embedded.
Go to device manager right click on the device, select properties, driver tab, click to unistall the driver, a new window will open, place a tick in the box delete driver software, delete.
newstart the PC, go back to Device manager right click on the device, click on update driver software, click on browse my computer for driver software, browse to the driver location (ie CD) click next and the driver should be installed.
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19 Apr 2011   #5
Alselius

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I tried that already. When I browsed for the new driver it said that the driver is already up to date and when I installed it myself it installed lots of new files but the problem still persisted. I might not have deleted all the driver files when I uninstalled because I could uninstall it over and over again, but the "delte files" checbox didn't appear anymore.
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19 Apr 2011   #6
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try using this driver
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...&DownloadType=
I hope this link works or you will have to go to intel yourself to download the latest driver
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22 Apr 2011   #7
Alselius

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I used the driver but in the device manager I still get code 31 for some reason. And the driver files that are listed there don't show the newest driver version but are some old ones although I did uninstall the old driver beforehand.
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22 Apr 2011   #8
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Use "Driver Sweeper" to clear the old drivers before installing;

Phyxion.net - Driver Sweeper

Regards....Mike Connor
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22 Apr 2011   #9
Alselius

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Driver Sweeper didn't recognize my networking drivers. Probably because it doesn't support cleaning them. Is there any other way I can get rid of the old driver?
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