Hi, I was surfing (on trusted sites:)) when suddenly I saw that computer is recognizing new hardware. Because I wasn't installing or doing anything I tried to stop it and got a message saying something about Ethernet Controller. Unfortunately I hit cancel or end or something before I read the message through. Since that day I don't have internet. When I try to diagnose connection problems it just recommends to connect to wireless network (which I don't have). I have cable connection and there isn't any problem with that. I have checked my laptop with AVG and ad-aware. Didn't find anything. So, any kind people here who can tell me what is ethernet controller and might that the reaon why I can't connect to the net anymore? Oh, and I have Vista.
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If this is brand new, did it come with the window 7 disc? usually all laptops I have come across the operational system is already installed and ready to go. The only thing I can suggest is go online to Lenovo and see if there is an updated driver for windows 7
Hi graham_mcleo The printer came with a install disc ( cdrom ) . Disconnect the printer , launch the cdrom , follow instructions and wait for the driver/software to be correctly installed . Connect the printer with usb and power cables , swich printer on . Windows should recognize a new hardware and a message should pop on your screen telling installation was successfull or hardware is ready to use , depending on what system you are using .
The rebooting is an essential process of installing a new piece of hardware to a modem.
When your modem boots up it leases an IP Address to the MAC Address of the first connected piece of hardware (router in your case). If you switch hardware without rebooting, your modem will not recognize the new piece of hardware because it has a different MAC Address. Every piece of hardware has its own MAC Address, unless it has been cloned.
Does the tray open for you? Re-boot the computer and go into the BIOS and see if it is listed by the BIOS. Did you accidentally remove the hardware? Go into the control panel and add new hardware and see if it detects the drive and re-installs it. Otherwise the drive might have stopped working.
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If your laptop is running Windows ME, 2000, XP or above, it should automatically do the New Hardware thing, and mount the drive. If using Windows 98se, you can probably get the drivers from the vendors web site.
Sometimes a usb port will not provide enough power for a specific device. Does the thumbdrive work in other computers? And do other USB devices work when connected to the laptop?
connect to the internet and try to find the drivers from there... CLICK START > (right Click) MY COMPUTER the CLICK properties. Click on the HARDWARE tab then click DEVICE MANAGER, right click on anything when the windo pop's up the click scan for hardware changes, you should see a ? next to the item the computer needs the drivers for. Right click on it then click update..
There are programs aviable to scan and update drivers on your computer LIKE DRIVER MAGICIAN a trial is aviable and it could help solve your problem
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