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network adapter error

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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...
I have a Ralink wireless card and an Nvidia nForce onboard ethernet adapter.

All devices were functioning properly until i removed Kaspersky Anti-Virus.

I have tried a winsock reset, i have even taken a brand new, never seen before network card
and tried installing it. Same thing happens.

Under device status (via device manager) both devices say:
"this device is not working properly becuase windows cannot load the drivers required for this device (Code 31)

If i try to uninstall the device in all cases it gives the error:
"failed to uninstall the device. the device may be required to boot up the computer"

Windows XP SP2

Please dont tell me to reinstall windows.
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