Okay, I was having video problems so I decided to swipe out my current video card for an old one. After doing so, no more video problems were to be found. However, a new problem emerged, I had no internet connection.
I am on a home network. I had no idea why I had no internet connection now, just having one 2-3 minutes before opening my computer. The network adapter was not displaying any light on the back of my computer. I unplugged everything and opened my computer back up to check for any problems and found none. After putting my computer back together and plugging everything in, I now had an orange light on the network adapter, still no connection however. After opening internet explorer I hit troubleshoot and it said "Could not detect properly installed network adapter". In device manager, there was a yellow exclamation mark to the side of WLAN 8.02. I grabbed my Dell Utilities CD that came with my PC and searched for a driver. The only drivers on the CD were Windows XP/Vista based, I have Windows 7. Under NIC Drivers for Vista, I found a similar named looking driver and attempted to install it. During installation, I received an error message that said " No compatible hardware found. The software you are attempting to install is not supported by this system."
I am at ends on what to do and have no idea how a problem like this could come about from swapping out a video card. I did not fry anything as I was grounded the entire time. i'm thinking maybe I should purchase a network card? Any help would be greatly appreciated.