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Ok, so I have this problem with my old gateway computer where i can't go on the internet because the "local area connection" is missing. So I'm trying to install IntelPro8019.exe which is a network driver that i hope will fix this problem. But in trying to install it i cant use the Bios because when i locate it and press the tab for Bios it says "No topic is associated with this index entry" so I have no clue what to do! Please someone help. :(
 

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A few things.

1. This probably belongs in the hardware forums.

2. While other devices do have BIOS and firmware, BIOS is typically meant to be referring to the main system (motherboard) BIOS, so the topic title is a bit misleading if it's about trying to get the NIC to work.

3. What NIC do you have? Are you sure those are the correct drivers? You can't just install any old network card drivers. The drivers have to match your card.

4. have you even ensured lack of drivers for the NIC is the problem? What does Device Manager show you about it?

5. Listing the OS may help, as things you need to do may slightly differ in how they're done depending on that.

Your post is a bit confusing. You shouldn't be being asked for any BIOS when going to install NIC drivers, and that error message doesn't make sense either (I could Google it, but I'm just saying it's out of place, so it'd help to know more).
 

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Sorry for my mistake of putting this in the wrong forum. Now i checked and made sure that i am trying to install the right driver, but i dont know how to further explain the problem because im a newb :eyemove: but, heres the link to the download of the driver which comes with the downloading instructions that led me to the whole BIOS ordeal: Intel(r) Pro/100 and PRO/1000 Network Driver Version: 8.0.19.0
 

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I had an issue where installing the NIC drivers would cause a BSOD and I never did figure out what caused it. While this isn't the problem you're having, it might be worth a shot at trying what I did and just throw a cheap PCI network card in there. You might even have one if you have an old computer laying around somewhere.

Is your computer prebuilt? If it is, give me the brand/model number and I'll try to look up the correct driver for you.
 
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