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Dell Dimension 4600 - network adapter disabled - I was told that I would need to re-load the hardware disk that came with the computer. Problem is the disk does not work - it's corrupt. What is work around or solution?

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  • joseph_parke Jul 20, 2009

    Thanks, I'll give it a shot.

  • joseph_parke Jul 20, 2009

    Thanks, I'll try that.

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Hi,
Right click on the icon in the system tray and select open network connections, a new window will pop up, right click on the disabled network adapter and select enable.
If the icon is not in the system tray go to the control panel, select network connections and enable the adapter.
If it still won't enable you may have to enable the LAN (network adapter) in the BIOS.
Please post back if you need anymore assistance.



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Dell has a support website. Put in your service tag and you can see the exact driver needed. You can also search by model number, but some models have multiple options. The service tag works best.

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http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=DIM_P4_4600&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=

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