i put new hard drive and install the original

March 10, 2011 at 10:01:27
Specs: Windows xp home
I had a 80 gb hard drive in my systemax computer wiith windows xp the i upgraded to windows 7. but I did't have much storage left so I put in a tb hard drive and installed the original windows xp home so i could install the windows upgrade, but thw window xp will not set up for my internet provider but when i switch to the old drive it works.

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March 10, 2011 at 10:43:06
did you install all the drivers for the new xp install? If you've not network driver that would probably explain no internet. Also if you install win7 anyway, it will wipe the xp and it probably will have network drivers.

I think you can install the upgrade without installing xp - just need xp install disk.

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March 10, 2011 at 13:01:32
Before you go any further I suggest you verify that your computer BIOS is capable of configuring a 1TB hard drive. Due to the capacity of the original drive I suspect that your computer may not be 48 bit LBA compatible. If that is the case you will have issues with data loss or corruption.

Watch the POST screens at start up to verify the BIOS if properly identifying the new drive by both the model number and the FULL capacity. Post back what you see reported there.

If you have a more modern system but were just using an older hard drive then this may not be an issue.

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March 10, 2011 at 16:34:30
I disconnected the old drive so the new drive is the c drive and installed win xp. I can't install windows 7 because you have to be on the internet to install a upgrade. my computer is 2008 model and the modem was bought at about the same time it a netgear wnr3500v2 model.

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March 10, 2011 at 19:01:53
You are on the internet right now. Use that computer to download the needed drivers. Transfer them using CDR or flash drive.

Get the drivers at the link below.


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March 14, 2011 at 09:57:35
thank for all the help I reloaded the driver and it work. I am on the server now.

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