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After installing XP, system wond find ethernet adapter

Not only will it not find the network adapter so i cant get online but it in the device mamager there are yellow question marks next to the audio and video(all located in the "Other devices" section) my system information

MSI 865pe Neo-s ms-6728

my bios is also needs updating im sure but i dont know how to do that. info for that is A6728ins.

i dont know much bout what all this means but i know i cant get it to work someone please help

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You installed windows but you did not install the drivers for your hardware, you need to go to the acer website and look for the drivers under the support section...obviously if you network adapter is not working you will need to do this from another PC and copy them to a CD or flashdrive to get them on your PC.

About the BIOS update, i would strongly recommend you do not attempt to do this, if it is done incorrectly you can damage your motherboard beyond repair, quite easily i might add. There really shouldnt be any good reason to do a BIOS update anyway unless you are adding a slightly newer CPU that the motherboard didnt support "out of box".

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