Network Adaptors will not work, uninstall

By odiedoodaday ·
I am running a Gateway Pentium 4 Desktop that is on Windows XP home edition wtih SP2 installed. This computer has been connected to the internet. Then I uninstalled a bunch of unused program and lost the internet connection. I also may have deleted something. The computer is connected to the internet thru a LINK SYS cable internet router and other computers are using it successfully so I know it is not the internet connection.

Anyways now - when I start the computer I get the follwoing message.

"The TCP/IP network transport is not installed"

When I go into DEVICE MANAGER and open NETWORK ADAPTERS - all of the adapters have yellow exclamation points including:

1394 Net Adapter
Direct Parallel
Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection - Packet Schedule Miniport
WAN Miniport (IP)
WAN Miniport (IP) Packet Scheduler Miniport
WAN Miniport (L2TP)
WAN Miniport (PPTP)

If I right click these and UNINSTALL (some will uninstall, others will not) and then reboot the computer, they reappear with the YELLOW EXCLAMATION and I still cannot connect.

I also clicked on VIEW - SHOW HIDDEN DEVICES and deleted any devices listed that had yellow exclamations. These have not reappeared on reinstall.

Lastly, I inserted the ORIGINAL DEVICE DRIVER disk that came with Gateway and reinstalled the two INTEL drivers listed above, but they still come up with the YELLOW EXCLAMATION. I have followed various threads online trying to fix it and nothing.....


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by shasca In reply to Network Adaptors will not ...

You'll need to go to the Vendor for replacement factory drivers for your system.

Start with "Network" and see what it repairs once installed. "Chipset" sounds like a candidate too from the issues you describe.

Let us know

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Open your Network Connections

by IC-IT In reply to Network Adaptors will not ...

Then Right-Click your Intel adapter and select properties.
Install the Client for Microsoft Networks and the Protocol for TCP/IP.

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