Solutions to resolve ‘Network Adapter not Installed’ issue on Windows PC
Are you unable to resolve the ‘network adapter not installed’ issue on your Windows based PC? Have you used the network adapter troubleshooter and yet unable to fix it? Don’t freak out; follow the below given steps to fix the problem instantly.
Check if network adapter is enabled
‘Network adapter not installed’ issue can also be a possible cause of disabled network adapter on your system. To enable it, you can go through these steps:
- Go to the ‘Start’ button and then click ‘Control Panel’ to open ‘Network Connections’.
- Enter ‘Adapter’ in the search box on the ‘Control Panel’ and click on the ‘View network connections’ option given under ‘Network and Sharing Center’.
- Right-click on the ‘network adapter icon’ and then click the ‘Enable’ option (here, if you are prompted to enter the administrator password, type in the required details).
- If the network adapter is enabled and you want to reset the network adapter, right-click the network adapter icon and then select the ‘Disable’ option and then again ‘Enable’ the same option – it should reset your adapter.
Once you are through these steps, try connecting to the network again or else, run the network troubleshooter to see if the problem has resolved, else try the next solution.
Update the network adapter driver
If resetting the network adapter did not let you connect to the network, you should try updating the adapter driver. Updating the driver will resolve problems such as– missing driver, failed driver, as well as issues caused due to the outdated driver. Here are the steps to update the network adapter driver. However, to perform these steps, you will have to logon to your system as an administrator:
- Go to the ‘Start’ button and click the ‘Control Panel’.
- On the ‘Control Panel’, click on ‘System and Security’ option.
- Under the ‘System’ option, click to open ‘Device Manager’ (Here, while performing the steps, you may be prompted to furnish the administrator password or confirm the same.)
- Under ‘Device Manager’, double-click the ‘Network Adapter’ option.
- Now, right-click on your adapter and go to its ‘Properties’.
- In the next step, click the ‘Driver’ tab, and then hit the ‘Update Driver’ button.
Once you have completed the steps to update the adapter driver on your Windows PC, try connecting to the network again or run the troubleshooter to check if your problem has resolved.
If all the above suggestions fail to resolve your problem, consider replacing your network adapter driver. To do so, you will first either have to disable or uninstall and reinstall the existing adapter.
Steps to uninstall and reinstall network adapter
Here are the steps to uninstall and reinstall the network adapter on your Windows PC:
- Go to ‘Start’ and select ‘Control Panel’ from the options.
- On the ‘Control Panel’, select ‘System and Security’ option from the list and then click on ‘System’ under it.
- Now, under ‘System’ option, click on the ‘Device Manager’ given in left-side menu list (the Device Manager will display all installed and found hardware on your system.)
- Go to the ‘Network Adapter’ category and click the ‘+’ sign to see the name of the ‘Network Interface Controller’.
- Right-click on the listed ‘Network Interface Controller’ and go to its ‘Properties’.
- Under the ‘Properties’ option, click the ‘Driver’ tab and hit the ‘Uninstall’ button to remove the existing driver from the Device Manager.
- Click ‘OK’ to confirm the uninstallation.
- Now, go back to the ‘Device Manager’ and click the ‘Scan for Hardware Changes’ button. It will reinstall the ‘Network Interface Controller’ automatically.
These are the suggested solutions that you can apply to resolve ‘Network Adapter not installed’ error on your Windows PC. Still, if you encounter any problem while performing the above mentioned steps and fail to resolve the problem, don’t panic. Help is just a call away! Just call iYogi technicians at the provided toll-free number and get your problem resolved, in no time. We are on call 24x7.