A missing driver is one of the first things to check for if added hardware wont work. For example, if we try to use the mainboards built-in networking to connect to another PC in our home, it wont work. Its not that the built-in hardware for networking doesnt work. Examining Device Manager...Other Devices...Ethernet Controller, we see that no driver has been installed (Figure 156). The key expressions telling us something is missing are Unknown and Not Available. Things should be known and available to our PC! Question marks next to devices in Device Manager arent good either! When in doubt whether a driver is installed, right click on the device in Device Manager to see the driver information.
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