I own a Dell Studio XPS 9100 that I bought in 2011.
The Seagate Barracuda SATA 1TB hard drive died, and I replaced it with a Seagate Barracuda 2TB drive. The Windows 7 re-install went ok, but I couldn't connect to the net.
Ran device driver, and got errors on the network adapter and RAID.
I went to the Dell site for the 9100 and installed the drivers for the adapter and RAID.
No luck. I still get the "no adapter" error along with the "no cable connected" error.
I have read a lot of the messages on this problem and am stymied.
Does anyone have any idea how I can solve this once and for all and get on the internet?
Go to Solution.
First run the diagnostics:
Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads
It came back normal except I got a message that no diagnostic utility partition was found.
It is still doing the reboot.
Okay but the HDD and memory passed the standard tests?
You never changed any BIOS settings such as SATA operation?
Try a startup repair using your Dell Windows 7 Reinstallation DVD: