Device Drivers are meant to serve as a connection between your operating system and the hardware. If any of them fail, the concerned hardware will stop communicating with Windows. In case you face network-related issues you would probably run the Network Adapter Troubleshooter. If it finds a problem but is unable to fix it on its own, you will see an error message – Windows could not find a driver for your network adapter. If you face this issue, the something in this post is sure to help you fix the problem.
Windows could not find a driver for your network adapter
You could try the following solutions to resolve the issue:
- Update the Network Adapter driver
- Uninstall and the Reinstall the Network Adapter driver
- Run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter
- Run Network Adapter Troubleshooter again
- Run System Restore.
1] Update the Network Adapter driver
To update the Network Adapter driver, type devmgmt.msc in Start search box and hit Enter to open the Device Manager.
Locate the Network Adapter drivers and expand the list. Right-click and select Update driver for each of the drivers.
Restart the system and check if you are able to connect to the network now.
2] Reinstall the Network Adapter driver
Follow the method as defined above, however pick out Uninstall device to get rid of the motive force. Then restart your device and notice if Windows is routinely able to installation the driving force. If not open Device Manager once more, proper-click on on Network adapters and pick Scan for hardware changes.
Alternatively, you can down load the Network Adapter driving force from the manufacturer’s website on every other system from the Internet (since the Internet received’t paintings to your gadget) and transfer it for your machine the usage of a USB power. Open the Device Manager and amplify the list of Network Adapters. Right-click and pick Uninstall tool for all the Network Adapter drivers.
Now install the drivers that you downloaded in advance.
3] Run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter
The Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter helps in detecting not unusual troubles with linked devices (the Network adapter right here) and resolve them.
Click at the Start button and choose the equipment-like choice to open the Settings menu. Go to Updates and Security for the Windows Settings menu and then click on Troubleshoot.
Select the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter and run it.
4] Run the Network Adapter Troubleshooter
As explained above, go to Settings > Updates and Security > Troubleshoot. Select the Network Adapter Troubleshooter and run it.
Check if running the troubleshooter fixes your problem.
5] Perform a System Restore
In case the Internet was working fine earlier, and the issue is recent, you might consider performing a System Restore. It will restore any changes made by recently installed programs, etc.
Hope something here helps you!