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Old 12-22-2006, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default No internet after uninstalling nvidia drivers

Well, I sure did get myself into quite a mess here. After having problems with getting EQ2 to run, I read this guide

It had me delete my nvidia drivers but before that I was supposed to install the drivers for the chipset which I forgot to do, I only installed the graphics card driver. Now that the display driver is uninstalled from my computer, I can't connect to the internet at all on that comp and even when I put it on my Nvidia driver disk it says windows cannot validate if this hardware is made for windows but even when i click 'continue anyways' a few moments later, the whole computer just crashes and restarts.

This has happened twice now and I just brutally screwed myself over at the price of simply reading a guide that was supposed to help fix a problem. ANY help would be appreciated.

p.s. all other comps on the network have the internet running fine except that one

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Old 12-23-2006, 10:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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have you tried to install the LAN driver?


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Old 12-23-2006, 11:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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my guess would also be the LAN driver which is often installed with the chipset driver
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Old 12-23-2006, 11:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i hear an echo. those are my thoughts exactly. i'm guessing it's an nForce chipset? you uninstalled the nVidia drivers taking with it the onboard LAN drivers, which if you have broadband or any internet connection via a LAN port obviously means bye-bye net.
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