[Solved] Windows could not find a driver for your network adapter

April Cai, in Network issues Tags: network issue

Windows could not find a driver for your network adapter” is a common error in network troubleshooting window. It annoys you so much as you cannot access the Internet. Take it easy, we’ve got the answer for you. Here in this post, we will be showing you the tried-and-true solutions to fix the error. Please take your time reading along.

Solution 1. Check the power management of your network adapter 

1)
On your keyboard, press Windows key + R key together to open a Run box.
Then type devmgmt.msc in the box and hit Enter to open Device Manager.

2)
Find and expand Network adapters dialog.
Then right-click on your network adapter to choose Properties.

3)
Choose to view on Power Management pane.
Untick the box of Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
Then click OK to save your setting.

4)
Now troubleshoot your network again to see if the error still exists.

If the error keeps there, it’s very likely that there was something wrong with your network adapter driver. Go on with Solution 2 to fix it.

Solution 2. Reinstall your network adapter driver

Note: Due the error, you may need another computer with Internet access to perform this solution.

1)
Head to your network adapter manufacturer’s website on another computer with Internet.
Download the correct driver for your device and store it on a USB drive.

2)
Now on your computer with the error, go the Device Manager follow the step 1 in Solution 1.

3)
Find and expand Network adapters dialog.
Then right-click on your network adapter to choose Uninstall device.
Go on to follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstall.

4)
Now insert the USB with the correct driver on you prepare before into your computer.
Double click the downloaded driver to run and install it.

5)
After completing the installation, restart your computer to make the new driver take effect.
Troubleshoot your network to see if the error has been solved.

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That’s it. 

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