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Unable to connect to internet

Windows was unable to check for updates on my computer and Microsoft advised me to reload it. Everything was wiped from the desktop.

Now when I try to connect to the internet I get a message Error 814. Install and enable the ethernet adaptor.

The computer was purchased last March.

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    James Levin May 11, 2010

    What is the make and model of your PC? It sounds like you need to reinstall your ethernet adapater driver from the manufacturer.


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Windows does not install the drivers for Ethernet cards, sound cards and wireless and stuff by default, it only installs basic drivers. You need to go to DELL's online site ( ) and search for your laptop drivers using your Service Tag no. (which is printed somewhere on the laptop case). Download the driver software and install it on your laptop.

Alternatively if you have the DELL installation resource CD, it will have the drivers for all your hardware on it and you can install it from there.

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What do you mean by "reloading Windows"? Did you repair it? Maybe did reinstallation? If so, you may need to install drivers for your Ethernet adapter. You will need to specify Ethernet adapter manufacturer and model (if it is onboard adapter, then motherboard manufacturer and model), so I can provide you with the download link, in case you don't have the drivers.

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