need help after re-format

April 25, 2011 at 13:04:18
Specs: xp home sp2, 128
Work computer the processor is an Intel Celeron 801 mhz 128mb of ram, re-formatted the computer and now I need to connect to the internet and it has XP Home SP2 installed but now fighting trying to get the dumb thing to connect. Any thoughts or ideas on how to make this less painful?

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April 25, 2011 at 13:22:17
... are you trying to connect via broadband? ...if so insert XP CD

... from cd menu click "install optional windows components"

... [OR go to control panel add/remove programs add/remove windows components]

... check "networking services" [also double click it]

... check "internet gateway device discovery and control client"
Angel Decoy
... there is logic to this madness!
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... .im

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April 25, 2011 at 13:44:50
If you reformatted, you erased all the hardware drivers. The XP disc has a limited number of generic drivers, but they're 10 yrs old. Check Device Manager to see if there are any warning symbols, yellow exclamations, question marks, or a bunch of things listed under "other devices". You'll need to identify your hardware, then locate the drivers for the motherboard chipset, video, audio, LAN, wireless, etc. We can't help because you didn't bother to post any info about your system. I will tell you this though - 128MB RAM isn't nearly enough to run XP. Try 10 times that much & it should run nicely.

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