New XP Installation Gone Wrong - HELP!

Ibm Refurbished netvista 6790 desktop
December 10, 2009 at 23:44:53
Specs: Windows XP
Alright, earlier this week i messed around with some system files and that rendered my Windows XP useless. In an attempt to fix the problem i decide boot the system with a new OS after formatting the drive. But every time i install a new OS, none of the features installed are being displayed except for very basic Windows Components (for e.g., notepad, WMP, etc.) The screen resolution is stuck at 640x480 at 4 bit colour. I've tried several different CDs that i own containing XP software and installed XP several times. Every time i get the same result. HELP!

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#1
December 11, 2009 at 01:16:02
May be a bit obvious, but have you installed the drivers for your hardware?, specifically the motherboard/chipset drivers, followed by graphics etc. Are you sure you did a clean install & not just attempted a repair (I know you mentioned 'formatting', but these things make a difference)

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#2
December 12, 2009 at 07:14:20
I"M pretty sure i did a clean install. but chances are that those drivers are not installed due to some installation malfunction. How would i go about installing these vital drivers?

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#3
December 12, 2009 at 08:03:02
Do you have internet capability?

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#4
December 12, 2009 at 08:14:06
Nope. Would putting these drivers on an external drive and running them from there work?
And
whereabouts online would i find them?

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#5
December 12, 2009 at 08:47:34
Go to the link below and enter the product number off the case. Get the drivers for any hardware with a yellow exclamation mark by it in Device Manager. If you can’t find the product number then enter Netvista 6790 and in the other box select desktop computer. Your family type in Netvista personal computer. Type is 6790, choose the operating system and then click on continue.

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/s...


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#6
December 12, 2009 at 11:08:07
Okay the audio Ethernet and video drivers were missing, i managed to get the audio and video drivers. but the i still can't connect to the internet. I says server can not be found.

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#7
December 12, 2009 at 11:08:58
i did install the ethernet driver though.

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#8
December 12, 2009 at 11:31:18
You need to use the internet connection wizard to configure your connection.

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#9
December 12, 2009 at 16:14:53
Alright i think that im not getting the right drvier. for the audio and video drivers, after installation the setup prompted me to restart the system but this didn't happen for the ethernet driver. even after i restarted my system, driver manager still had the yellow question mark next to the "ethernet controller" ..
any suggestions or should i keep looking for different netvista drivers?

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#10
December 12, 2009 at 17:25:54
Entering the product ID will assure that you locate the correct drivers. Is that how you got to the download screen?

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#11
December 12, 2009 at 18:02:38
I just confirmed and there were two possible Ethernet drivers. and both of them i tried. they were the correct ones. :S what could be causing this?

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#12
December 12, 2009 at 18:03:40
and yes i did use the Product ID

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#13
December 12, 2009 at 19:41:41
Do you have more than one RJ-45 (network) port on your computer?

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