“System cannot find the file specified” trying to reinstall network driver

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“System cannot find the file specified” trying to reinstall network driver – Managing your servers can streamline the performance of your team by allowing them to complete complex tasks faster. Plus, it can enable them to detect problems early on before they get out of hand and compromise your business. As a result, the risk of experiencing operational setbacks is drastically lower.

But the only way to make the most of your server management is to perform it correctly. And to help you do so, this article will share nine tips on improving your server management and fix some problem about windows, windows-xp, drivers, nic, .

After uninstalling Symantec Enpoint Protection (manually) one computer (Windows XP) has an inoperative NIC; it shows up in device manager as conflicted.

I tried doing a windows repair from CD, which did not improve the situation. When I went to reinstall the drivers, driver installation failed with:

Cannot install this hardware

The system cannot find the file

I’ve deleted the NIC in device manager without improvement.

Solution :

Delete the following registry value and then restart the machine:


I found the solution in a forum. The original discoverer had to make a very expensive call to Microsoft support.

You may need to remove the registry entries that still point to that NIC, and also change the card to another slot for good measure.

Oops, seems Justin beat me to it.

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