Ok. I have reinstalled the defualt OEM version of Home edition using the OEM compaq disc. I have put it all back on but i still cant get the network adaptor to work. I have tried using the NTL disc supplied to set it up but whnevere i finish configuring it tells me that the netword device is not installed. how can i find out what the network card is. It appears to be onbuilt on the motherboard and not a seperate one. I have run belarc but i still cant find out what it is called.