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My system recognizes my Network hardware, but will not install their drivers. When I choose to install the system goes through the motions, but ends with a window that says: Cannot install this Harware. There was a problem installing this hardware (the name of the hardware) An error occurred during the installation of the device. The system cannot find the file specified.
This behavior is for all network hardware, i.e. Ethernet, wireless adapter, etc...

Windows XP SP2
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by:hbustan
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Perhaps you might have a corrupted Windows????

Any possibilities of reinstalling or repairing your Windows using the original CD?
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by:smiffy13
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are you sure that you followed the instructions implicitly? Quite a few wireless PCI cards I've installed insist that the drivers are installed before installing the PCI card. How old is this PC? Most PC's (last couple of years) have an ethernet adapter "on board". If hbustan is right and windows is corrupt, you could try a USB version of either an ethernet or wireless adapter.
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Apparently my system insisted that I use the same USB port I had used when I first installed my wireless USB stick. That was the only way I could install and reinstall drivers!  
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