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Windows 7: Reformat gone bad - please help

09 Jan 2014   #21
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I attempted to install the OS one more time and I have successfully installed it this time. Apparently the partition tool I used to format the drive initially left some data on the drive and that's what was causing the conflict. I chose to reformat the drive during the installation process and that seemed to clear the way. Now the only problem is this particular download I've used isn't wanting to accept my wifi's pass key.


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09 Jan 2014   #22
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Wait a minute, now you`re saying you`re done, Can the computer get to the internet ?

You have to install all your drivers and do all the updates, it`s gonna take you all nite
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09 Jan 2014   #23
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

haha. . any idea where I can get the drivers? This might prove difficult considering I have no access to internet on that end.
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09 Jan 2014   #24
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You need to go to another PC with internet and download/install the network adapter driver. Save it to a CD or flash drive.
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09 Jan 2014   #25
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You get the drivers from the cd that came with your computer, or you go to the manufacturers website to download the network ( LAN ) drivers and install them on the pc you`re working on, you have to have a pc that can get to the net and a cd or a flash drive to put the drivers on. You should have gotten them before you re installed windows

You had no idea what you were getting into did ya

Oh well, Live and Learn, But..... we`re here for ya.

What is the make and exact model of the pc ?
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09 Jan 2014   #26
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You get the drivers from the cd that came with your computer, or you go to the manufacturers website to download the network ( LAN ) drivers and install them on the pc you`re working on, you have to have a pc that can get to the net and a cd or a flash drive to put the drivers on. You should have gotten them before you re installed windows

You had no idea what you were getting into did ya

Oh well, Live and Learn, But..... we`re here for ya.

What is the make and exact model of the pc ?
Thanks for all the help guys! I am fortunate to have a second computer with working internet. You're right, I didn't have any idea what I was getting myself into! But I knew something had to be done. I just lost my external hard drive and I can't help but wonder if I had taken the time to reformat it would it still be functional today. I'm still not 100% sure its not salvagable but neither of these computers will recognize the device. No, I should have gotten the drivers before I downloaded that partition tool! hehehe

It's an old Acer Aspire.
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09 Jan 2014   #27
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Just plug the thing into your router, ya never know, windows may have installed the network drivers. Plug in an Ethernet cord and hook it up.
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09 Jan 2014   #28
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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I love it. That's how I do a lot of my internet work.
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10 Jan 2014   #29
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Just plug the thing into your router, ya never know, windows may have installed the network drivers. Plug in an Ethernet cord and hook it up.
I tried that, but for some reason it still won't connect to my wifi network. I assume the drivers are missing, but I'm still not sure where to get them.
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10 Jan 2014   #30
arayfo1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Anyone know where I can get windows 7 drivers for an Acer Aspire M3202?
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