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Windows 7: Missing Network Adapter Driver after Installing Win 7

04 Oct 2014   #11
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi Patrick .. It is a shame if you need to replace the Drive ... If you follow Gregrocker Tutorial you should get the perfect Insulation ...Please keep us Posted with your progress ...


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04 Oct 2014   #12
Frenchmanfl

windows 7 home premium X64
 
 

I have done countless reinstalls and never had a problem so, unfortunately, I didn't look for any special instructions. I did remove all partitions except for the C: drive when I was doing the reinstall. Everything was working fine until I left the disc in and the system tried to boot from the disc, I cancelled it because it was going to do another fresh install.

Now I am showing no drive at all and when I try to do an F11 or F12, I get an "imminent failure" message about the drive but it then asks me to back everything up, to save my data. In other words, I can't get into the BIOS to boot from the C: nor am I allowed to do a recovery or reinstall because I am no longer showing a drive on which to install.

I may be wrong but the only conclusion I can draw is that the HD is dead.

With that said, I have been able to get to DOS x:\windows\system32> but I have no idea what to do from this point. It is also showing Microsoft Windows [version 6.1.7601].

Everything was working fine. I had wifi going and was ready to install all of the other drivers, so I did get into win 7, was able to install the driver for wifi and then, after the boot attempt from disc, everything went haywire. If I had screwed up the initial install, I am not sure if I would have gotten to the point where I could install the wifi driver, correct? I genuinely don't know.

Thank you.

Patrick
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04 Oct 2014   #13
Frenchmanfl

windows 7 home premium X64
 
 

Let me rephrase, I am able to launch a recovery / repair but it fails because it doesn't have a drive to point to, so it just stops.
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04 Oct 2014   #14
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Does F10 or F9 not work ?..
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04 Oct 2014   #15
gregrocker

 

I gave you specific instructions to try to run the drive Diagnostics via ESC or F12 key at boot. If it won't run then run the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan which will tell you the condition of the drive and possibly repair it. But I'd never trust it again so its probably best to replace it and then follow the steps to get a perfect install like a million others who've used it without a single complaint or subsequent issue.

The best Upgrade one can have today is an SSD which will be faster than any high-end gaming PC without one. We see these online regularly for around $50 per 120gb.
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04 Oct 2014   #16
Frenchmanfl

windows 7 home premium X64
 
 

I managed to get to the BIOS etc menu by hitting esc, which then allowed me to F10, F12 etc., went into the BIOS and even disabled the boot from disc option. Nothing worked.

HD is clearly fried.

Thank you GregRocker and Maxie for your assistance. I appreciate the advice on looking into a Solid State Drive. This would dramatically reduce the heat issue as well. I hadn't considered that option.

Thanks again, to you both.
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04 Oct 2014   #17
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

A new Drive and you should be good to go again ....
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04 Oct 2014   #18
gregrocker

 

Overheating is dealt with in the Troubleshooting steps under the wave pic below.
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