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Desktop recovery disc for laptop

I have an emachines desktop and laptop. Both had Windows XP. I wanted to format and reinstall on the laptop, but, on the second disc, there was a scratch, so it did not work. Since my laptop was formatted, I tried using the Desktop Emachine recovery disc. Windows installed and everything seems to be working fine, except that, when I open network connections, the only network icon is the 1394 Net Adapter. Neither the LAN nor the wireless network icon show up, and I obviously am not able to connect either with an ethernet cord or through a wireless network. How do I get them to come out of hiding?

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  • rabbi56 Feb 20, 2009

    It is a Gateway 8510 Laptop, with Windows XP Home. Since the recovery disc for the laptop was damaged, and i only realized that it was damaged after I started the reinstall, which formatted the hard drive, and left me with nothing, I used the one that I had for my emachines desktop - which also has Windows XP.

  • rabbi56 Feb 20, 2009

    I can't find a serial number the barcode says that the Model is 8510GZ, and the P/N is IPA200000258. under that, there is a string of numbers and letter BNBW5230658

    The main problem is that in dsevice managers, under network adapters, the only thing that shows up is the 1394 Network adapter, and nothing else

  • rabbi56 Feb 20, 2009

    The full model is 8510 GZ

  • rabbi56 Feb 20, 2009

    There is nothing with a yellow exclamation point. Under "Other Devices" there are severeal things with a yellow question mark, including "Ethernet Controller" "Network Controller" and others.

  • rabbi56 Feb 20, 2009

    Can I save it to another computer, then transfer it to a disc, then load it to my computer? if not, how can I get it to the laptop?

  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    are there any letters after the 8510? SHould be like a gh or hh or something like that.

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA May 11, 2010

    First place to check is the device manager. Have you got anything with a yellow exclamation point?

  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    I think it would better for me to look it up by the serial number. Whats the serial number?

  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Are you trying to install the drivers on your desktop or laptop? Also what Operating System are you trying to install for?

    Also please verify the model of your desktop or laptop.

    Thanks.


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Yes, you can do that. I usually just download either the wireless driver or the wired driver ONLY and then once that's up and running I just use the computer to get the rest. Usually I'll just do a "Windows Update" and see what it pulls down as far as drivers go and then whatever is left just download to complete.

That should do the trick!

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Courtesy of Gateway here is your driver for the network card:

http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?ref=step&st=browse&platform=10022&model=11417&os=10406&type=10095

Now here is where it gets tricky. I'm not sure what wireless network card you have there but on that page is a section that says other available downloadsm click on where it says "click here to view these results". There will be drivers for different network cards. I believe it will be the first one in the list, the broadcom one, if not then try any of the other wireless card drivers. Hope this helps you and sorry for the delay.


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  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick Feb 20, 2009

    save it to a flash drive, those tiny drives that hook up to a usb port.



  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick Feb 20, 2009

    then bring it over and copy the files to the desktop

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