Network adapters not appearing in Device manager after critical updates.

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Networking' started by RayAnn Bucu, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. RayAnn Bucu

    RayAnn Bucu New Member

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    My Network Adapters has suddenly disappeared after a Critical update by Windows update, now my network is X'ed out. I already did reformat and still nothing and in the past all I do is to System restore but after a while it had errors and I was forced to reformat but after that there's still no connection.
     
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    You have reformatted and presumably reinstalled? And the device is still not showing?
     
  3. RayAnn Bucu

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    Yes I reinstalled it but still nothing.
     
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    Desktop or laptop?
     
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    Sorry for the late reply. It's a desktop running in 32bit I'm using a Biostar MCP6P-m2 Motherboard.
     
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    I think the wireless adapter will be a separate device from the motherboard rather than onboard. If so, try unplugging the device, rebooting the system without the board removed, switching off, plugging the board back in making sure it is properly seated and switching back on. See if the system detects the adapter.
     

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