1. Kavindu Thrimanne's Avatar
    So, Basically I formatted my old a laptop and reinstalled Windows 7. But after the installation I cannot connect to the Internet. Also I have a 1GB Radeon VGA card but the lap detects a small Microsoft card. I'd like to know what must do to resolve these issues.
    Thank you :)
    07-02-2015 11:57 AM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Where did the 7 disk come from?

    Is it from a store? Did it come with your machine? Did you make a restore disk?

    It seems like you don't have the correct drivers. Internet is the biggie since you can't search the web for drivers...

    How are you trying to connect to the web? WiFi? Have you tried LAN?

    Have you opened Device Manager and searched the PC for drivers?
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    07-02-2015 12:02 PM
  3. Roland Schlangen's Avatar
    Try to figure out what brand / type your WiFi network card is and download the drivers. (on a different PC of course)
    Most probably it can be found on the laptop's brand website.
    Regarding the VGA card: Most probably you have an integrated videocard on the mainboard which is the Intel card. Also download the radeon drivers, diasable the onboard videocard and install the radeon drivers.
    07-02-2015 12:36 PM
  4. Kavindu Thrimanne's Avatar
    Where did the 7 disk come from?

    Is it from a store? Did it come with your machine? Did you make a restore disk?

    It seems like you don't have the correct drivers. Internet is the biggie since you can't search the web for drivers...

    How are you trying to connect to the web? WiFi? Have you tried LAN?

    Have you opened Device Manager and searched the PC for drivers?
    I got a Windows 7 copy and Activated with my CD key. It appears that my network drivers are missing. It's okay, I came to a service center get them installed.
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    07-03-2015 01:04 AM
  5. Kavindu Thrimanne's Avatar
    Try to figure out what brand / type your WiFi network card is and download the drivers. (on a different PC of course)
    Most probably it can be found on the laptop's brand website.
    Regarding the VGA card: Most probably you have an integrated videocard on the mainboard which is the Intel card. Also download the radeon drivers, diasable the onboard videocard and install the radeon drivers.
    I'm not good with these things, so I went to a service center and asked them to do it. Thanks though. Hopefully it'll be alright.
    07-03-2015 01:06 AM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Glad it got sorted... When you have a disk that came with your machine or is created by your machine, it should have the hardware configuration and drivers needed...

    You should make a System Recovery disk at this point.

    How to Create a Recovery Disc in Windows 7 - 4 Easy Steps
    07-03-2015 11:50 AM
  7. Kavindu Thrimanne's Avatar
    This was my brothers lap. I guess he was careless with these things. This laptop was idle for a couple of years I think. I brought it back to life with a new board. Lol.
    07-03-2015 11:38 PM

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