How do I connect to internet

January 7, 2011 at 16:41:31
Specs: Windows XP
I formatted my dell 8300 desktop but now I cannot hook up to the internet, there is no local area connection icon. Not sure what I did wrong or what to do to be able to install.

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January 8, 2011 at 03:23:09
It's a question of drivers. If you do not have a driver disk for the machine then visit the Dell support site and download the drivers for your machine. Use the service tag on the machine to locate the correct drivers. Burn them to CD or copy to a thumbdrive ( If the USB ports in the problem PC are working)

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January 8, 2011 at 03:29:19
Did you install all the necessary drivers particularly the Network Interface Drivers. All the necessary divers are available from Dell or should be on the disk that came with the computer.

BTW, you probably did more than just format the computer. Formatting is the preparation of a disk for the installation of software. After formatting the disk is empty. You then install the Operating System which comes after formatting.


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