lost internet after reformat

February 20, 2010 at 14:42:45
Specs: Windows XP

reformatted & installed xp home. cant get updates because lost internet. Router working fine, have 2 other pc's, xbox360 live & a wireless laptop all working ok. Judging from everything i can see in the system files & network config everything is enabled that needs to be? any ideas? also am somewhat of a newbe.

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#1
February 20, 2010 at 15:53:13

Go to a command prompt. Type ipconfig /all and post the results

Stuart


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#2
February 20, 2010 at 15:55:54

Did you install the network drivers?

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#3
February 20, 2010 at 16:29:43

i switched isp's about a year ago and they set up the net for me. i dont have a disk. i typed in ipconfig and the responce was c documents and setting ***********. the *'s r the computer name. sry. i tried the motherboard disk as well but there r no drivers on it as well.

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#4
February 20, 2010 at 16:56:25

Type:

ipconfig /all

Did you check Device Manager to see if the network card is showing up correctly?

LIR


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#5
February 20, 2010 at 16:58:13

I don't know how you got the response you did from ipconfig. Try again. Click run. when you have a command prompt type ipconfig /all > C:\config.txt. It will appear as though nothing has happened but you will have a text file in the root folder of the C: drive called config.txt. You see something like this. Copy and paste it.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : saturn
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-5B-A4-D2-08
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.64
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday 21 February 2010 00:37:24
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday 22 February 2010 00:37:24

There is a lot of useful information there that will give an indication of what is happening. It wont be exactly like this but something similar. It is the number opposite Default Gateway that is the important one at this stage.

It will also show if drivers are correctly installed or not.

BTW, There is no need to hide the computer name. You are not giving anything confidential away unless it is something personal you don't want anyone to know. Mine's Saturn and my Laptop is Jupiter.

Stuart


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#6
February 20, 2010 at 17:02:26

device mgr tells me the card is reading and enabled. My bro in law built the box for me and is on the way over to c whats up. will keep u informed, thnx for the help thus far. nascar69 from the cold central north of canada.

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#7
February 20, 2010 at 17:05:51

So what does ipconfig show?

LIR


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#8
February 20, 2010 at 17:31:06

I humbly ask your forgivness peeps, the driver for the Ethernet was on mobo disk in the nvidea folder. internet's up and am doing sp2 update, thnx for takin the time time to try and help an ignoramus, nascar69

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#9
February 20, 2010 at 19:59:31

good to go peeps, thnx again for your help. nascar69

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