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Cannot fix code 28 for network controller for dell1525 laptop

Apparently driver is not installed. Not able to use wizzard to update driver. Message states windows is unable to install driver

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  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    my ethernet connection wont connect my router

    the ethernet connection in device manager say`s no driver

    error code 28

  • John Miller Jr May 11, 2010

    What driver? To what device? Need more info...

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Uninstall the old driver yourself, and reinstal a new one by hand by downloading it from the dell website.

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Video controller code 28


Sometimes windows update install all the controllers by itself. Update your windows at control panel/security and../windows update. If the problem isn't fixed go to dell web page, and search the controllers by model.

I suggest use GomPlayer or VLC player. Accept all the video codecs.

Jul 24, 2013 | Dell PC Laptops

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How can i solve error code28


  1. Restart your computer if you haven't done so already.

    There is always the slim chance that the Code 28 error you're seeing in Device Manager was caused by a fluke with Device Manager or in your BIOS. If that's the case, a reboot might fix the Code 28.

  2. Did you install a device or make a change in Device Manager just before you noticed the Code 28? If so, it's very possible that the change you made caused the Code 28 error.

    Undo the change, restart your PC, and then check again for the Code 28 error.

    Depending on the changes you made, some solutions might include:

  3. Update the drivers for the device. Installing the latest manufacturer supplied drivers for a device with the Code 28 error is the most likely solution to the problem.

Feb 09, 2013 | Samsung R530 Notebook

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Because I can not connec to internet via the ethernet cable (code 28)?


Go to the Control Panel>Device Manager>Network and find the adapter installed in your unit. Right-Click on the device, go to Properties and note if the drivers are installed...if not, install them

Jul 21, 2012 | Sony VAIO VPCEE31FX Notebook

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The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28) There is no driver selected for the device information set or element.


Cause of the Code 28 Error A Code 28 error is caused by a missing driver for that particular piece of hardware. There are any number of reasons that a driver might not be installed for a device but your troubleshooting of the problem will be the same no matter the root cause.
Resolution
  1. Restart your computer if you haven't done so already.

    There is always the slim chance that the Code 28 error you're seeing in Device Manager was caused by a fluke with Device Manager or in your BIOS. If that's the case, a reboot might fix the Code 28.

  2. Did you install a device or make a change in Device Manager just before you noticed the Code 28? If so, it's very possible that the change you made caused the Code 28 error.

    Undo the change, restart your PC, and then check again for the Code 28 error.

    Depending on the changes you made, some solutions might include:

    • Remove or reconfigure the newly installed device.
    • Roll back the driver to the version prior to your update.
    • Use System Restore to undo recent Device Manager changes.
  3. Update the drivers for the device. Installing the latest manufacturer supplied drivers for a device with the Code 28 error is the most likely solution to the problem.

    Important: Make sure you install the drivers for the correct operating system. For example, if you're using Windows 7 32-bit, install the drivers designed for that specific version of Windows. Many Code 28 errors are caused by attempting to install the wrong drivers for a device.

  4. Install the latest Windows service pack. Microsoft regularly releases service packs and other patches for their operating systems, one of which may contain a fix for the cause of the Code 28 error.

    Note: I do know that certain service packs for Windows Vista and Windows 2000 have contained specific fixes for some instances of the Code 28 error in Device Manager.

  5. Replace the hardware. As a last resort, you may need to replace the hardware that has the Code 28 error.

    It's also possible that the device is not compatible with this version of Windows. You can check the Windows HCL to be sure.

    Note: If you still think there is still a software/operating system component to this Code 28 error, you could try a repair install of Windows. If that doesn't work, try a clean install of Windows. I don't recommend doing either of those more drastic options before you try replacing the hardware, but you may have to if you're out of other options.
Please let me know if you've fixed a Code 28 error using a method that I don't have above. I'd like to keep this page as updated as possible.
Applies To The Code 28 error could apply to any hardware device in Device Manager but most Code 28 errors seem to affect USB devices and sound cards.
Any of Microsoft's operating systems could experience a Code 28 Device Manager error including Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and more.
Still Having Code 28 Issues in Device Manager? Let a community of computer support enthusiasts help out! Post the details of your problem in the PC Support Forum. Be sure to let us know that the exact error you're receiving is the Code 28 error in Device Manager. Also, please let us know what steps, if any, you've already taken to try to fix the problem.

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Jun 20, 2011 | PC Laptops

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The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)


  1. Restart your computer if you haven't done so already.

    There is always the slim chance that the Code 28 error you're seeing in Device Manager was caused by a fluke with Device Manager or in your BIOS. If that's the case, a reboot might fix the Code 28.

  2. Did you install a device or make a change in Device Manager just before you noticed the Code 28? If so, it's very possible that the change you made caused the Code 28 error.

    Undo the change, restart your PC, and then check again for the Code 28 error.

    Depending on the changes you made, some solutions might include:

  3. Update the drivers for the device. Installing the latest manufacturer supplied drivers for a device with the Code 28 error is the most likely solution to the problem.

    Important: Make sure you install the drivers for the correct operating system. For example, if you're using Windows 7 32-bit, install the drivers designed for that specific version of Windows. Many Code 28 errors are caused by attempting to install the wrong drivers for a device.

  4. Install the latest Windows service pack. Microsoft regularly releases service packs and other patches for their operating systems, one of which may contain a fix for the cause of the Code 28 error.

    Note: I do know that certain service packs for Windows Vista and Windows 2000 have contained specific fixes for some instances of the Code 28 error in Device Manager.

  5. Replace the hardware. As a last resort, you may need to replace the hardware that has the Code 28 error.

    It's also possible that the device is not compatible with this version of Windows. You can check the Windows HCL to be sure.

    Note: If you still think there is still a software/operating system component to this Code 28 error, you could try a repair install of Windows. If that doesn't work, try a clean install of Windows. I don't recommend doing either of those more drastic options before you try replacing the hardware, but you may have to if you're out of other options.

Mar 01, 2011 | HP PC Laptops

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My computer keeps losing the wirelsee internet, and does not show my wireless to connect to. After I push diagnose and repair it wants me to turn on my wireless switch that is all ready on.


Hi mproulx,

It is required to install the Wireless LAN Utility Update and Wireless LAN Driver Update in the Computer to fix this issue.

Here are the link to download the Updates.

Intel Wireless Network Adapter Driver Update

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VGNN220EW&upd_id=4751&os_id=28

Wireless Switch Setting Utility Update

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=VGNN220EW&upd_id=2970&os_id=28


Please download and install the Updates in the Computer. Also please restart the Computer after each installation for the settings to take the effect. This should fix the issue with the Wireless.

Good Luck!

Hope this helps.

Please post back if you require further assistance.

Thanks for using Fixya.

Oct 20, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGN-N220E/W Notebook

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Hoe to fix the code 28 & install back the noetworks controller


Hi gregdouglyn.


Let me provide you the detailed troubleshooting steps to resolve this issue.

1) Please press the "Windows+R" keys simultaneously.

2) This should open the Run command window.

3) In the Run command window, please type "devmgmt.msc" and press Enter.

4) Please click on the "Network Adapters" and right-click on the "Network Controller"(Ethernet Driver).

5) Then, select the Un-install option.

6) Click on the "Scan for Hardware changes" option at the top of the Device Manager window.

7) This should re-install the Network Controller Driver.

Performing the above steps should resolve the issue.

If the issue still persists, please perform the below steps:

1) Right-click on the Network Controller Driver.

2) Then, select the "Update Driver Software" option.

3) Then, select the "Browser my Computer for Driver Software" option.

4) Then, in the Search Driver location type "C:\Windows\inf" and also check the "Include Sub-folders" option.

5) Once you have done the above steps, please click on "Next".

6) By doing this, the Operating System will search for the best Driver for Network Controller.

Please perform the above steps.
This should resolve the issue.

Hope this helps.

Please feel free to ask further questions.

Aug 23, 2010 | PC Laptops

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The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)Network adapter


Please reinstall the latest version of Ethernet Driver from Lenovo web. Alternatively, you can try updating the Network Driver from Device Manager, right click on the Driver which has yellow exclamation mark and select Update Driver and select from Web option.

Jun 30, 2010 | Lenovo G550-29583AU Notebook

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My Intel Fujitsu Lifebook S series S6240 upgraded to windows 7, but there are some problems. the computer cannot detect devices below and cannot be installed, no matched driver. 1. unknown device, device...


Your device drivers aren't compatible with windows 7. Can you connect to the internet via cable?? If yes run windows update, this should find updated drivers to run with windows 7

Jun 02, 2010 | Intel S6240 Notebook

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