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Windows 7: network adapter not installed?


05 Jan 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
network adapter not installed?

for some reason windows is not letting me connect to the internet and when i troubleshoot it sais that the network adapter is not installed. When i go to device manager it sais that the ethernet controller, network controller, and pci simple .communications controller are not installed. so i go online and try to find the driver, download it from another computer and install it using udb drive it sais it is not compatible....my laptop is a toshiba l645 s4102 running on windows 7 ultimate with intel pentium.....PLEASE HELP!!!!!!


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05 Jan 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

mcwindows,

Hello and welcome to Sevenforums!

What operating system does the driver support? I could offer more details here, but it requires you to fill out your system specs. You could install the tool to help you find all the information: System Info - See Your System Specs

You might try using the driver in compatability mode: Drivers - Install Vista Drivers on Windows 7
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05 Jan 2012   #3

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

How would i go about using this if i dont have internet on the laptop with the issue
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06 Jan 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

mcwindows,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcwindows7 View Post
so i go online and try to find the driver, download it from another computer and install it using udb drive it sais it is not compatible
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcwindows7 View Post
How would i go about using this if i dont have internet on the laptop with the issue
I had thought you'd found a method, my bad. The USB thumb drive should do the trick of downloading the software from one computer and installing on the next.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcwindows7 View Post
....my laptop is a toshiba l645 s4102 running on windows 7 ultimate with intel pentium
I apologize, I must have skipped this part on the initial read. I can now direct you to your drivers: Model Content Page

If you aren't too familiar with drivers:
Download only the Lan driver and hook your computer to the network via a LAN cable. Then, follow this tutorial to get driver updates automatically through windows update, and let them download: Device Installation Settings

You can find the LAN driver on that website by selecting your operating system (Windows 7 32 bit) and selecting LAN to elemenate all other drivers. Also, you never need to download a utility, and I don't recommend it either. Both are mixed in on the website so be careful that you don't "download all the things"
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06 Jan 2012   #5

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Mcwindows,

If you choose to allow windows to auto-download drivers as I've shown in the last post, then the download of all other drivers should begin as soon as you check for and download updates (will be listed in the "optional" section), then your problems should be solved. Let me know if you need more help, and I will try my best.
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06 Jan 2012   #6

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

ok so i installed the driver....connected it to the internet.....am currently updating windows to see if it will do the trick...
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06 Jan 2012   #7

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Mcwindows,

If you choose to allow windows to auto-download drivers as I've shown in the last post, then the download of all other drivers should begin as soon as you check for and download updates (will be listed in the "optional" section), then your problems should be solved. Let me know if you need more help, and I will try my best.
Windows said it was looking for the driver....for about 10 minutes....but it sais i could not find it....what should i do now?
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06 Jan 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Toshiba Satellite L645-S4102 Downloads

Go to this page, select the operating system you have and download the required drivers...
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06 Jan 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Mcwindows,

You do not need to set the drivers in compatability mode as I've mentioned earlier, as they have Windows 7 drivers that will work on the toshiba website.

Did you set windows to download drivers before checking for them and downloading them from the "Optional" page?: Device Installation Settings

Check again for updates.
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Failing that, go back to the website I gave you earlier and download all the drivers, minus the utilities.


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06 Jan 2012   #10

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I hate to make this a hassle but which one is it? Theres alot and i dont know which one it is
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