Fix Windows could not find a driver for your network adapter error
A Computer run smoothly with the coordination of Software & Hardware. In the absence of any one it will not run at all. Software being the Master utilizes each hardware attached to the System. And each hardware is operated with the help of Device Drivers installed in it. Operating System (OS) uses these device drivers to control & utilize each hardware when needed. Each hardware connected to the system must have their own Device Driver installed. A device driver is a program to initiate a hardware when required by Operating System.
Suppose, you want your PC to connect to the Network, it can only be possible when your PC has network related Device Driver. These Device Drivers are easily downloaded from Manufacturer Websites. In this article we focus on Network related problem. Suppose, your PC not obtaining Network connectivity. And each time you are getting an error message saying “Windows could not find a driver for your network adapter“. Since the message is showing after running Network Troubleshooter.
In this case, we need to examine the entire Network Settings – both Hardware & Software. Follow the procedures illustrated below. These procedures are unique and easy to apply. A Genuine Computer user can follow it with ease. Before troubleshooting, check all the network related hardware like Modem, Router, Adapter, Switches etc.
Procedure to Fix “Window Could not find a driver for your network adapter”
Procedure1: Update the concerned Network Adapter device driver
Procedure2: Uninstall-Reinstall the Network Adapter device driver
Procedure3: Perform Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter
Procedure4: Perform Network Adapter Troubleshooter Again
Procedure5: Apply System Restore Point
Windows Could not find a driver for your network adapter
Procedure1: Sometimes the network adapter driver might not function properly. As a result, network connectivity is not attained. So, we need to update the installed device driver. Go to Search bar and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. As a result, Device Manager Window will open. You will see a list of Device Drivers which are installed in the PC. Since, we have problem with the network, so switch to Network Adapters and expand it. Right click on each driver and select the first option “Update driver”. Wait for few minutes and restart the system. After restart, check if problem is solved. If problem is not solved, follow the next procedure.
Procedure2: After opening the Device Manager Window. Switch to Network Adapter and expand. This time we need to right click each driver and select Uninstall. After Uninstall, reinstall them one by one. If reinstallation does not occur, we have to download adapter driver from manufacturer website. Since, the PC is not connecting with the network, so we have to download it from other Computer and copy the same via USB drive. Follow the same procedure and reinstall the driver with Copied one. Restart the system and check if problem is solved else read the next procedure.
Procedure3: Sometimes we need to run the Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter to resolve issues with the connected devices. Go to Start menu and click on Settings. From the list, Click on Updates and Security. Now navigate to Troubleshoot panel and click on it. On right side, click on Hardware and Devices. Click on Run Troubleshooter button. Follow the wizard and restart the system.
Windows could not find a driver for your network adapter
Procedure4: If Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter does not work, we need to run Network Adapter Troubleshooter again now. Switch to the same place “Troubleshoot” and Select Network Adapter Troubleshooter and click on Run Troubleshooter button. Restart the PC and check if problem is solved.
Procedure5: This is the last step. When none of the above procedure helps. We need to perform System Restore. It will definitely solve the problem. Go to Search bar, type “System Restore” & press Enter. As a result, create a restore point option will generate. Click on it “Create a restore point“. You can get it through Control Panel also.
Now switch to System protection tab. Click on System Restore button. A window will open with two option. Either go for Recommended restore or choose custom one. Select the one and follow the wizard till completion.
Hope this helps you lot!