No internet/anything after XP reinstall

September 8, 2009 at 19:22:42
Specs: Windows XP
I received the "NTLDR is missing, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to continue". I couldn't fix this, so I ended up reinstalling Windows XP. This replaced my old Windows, so it filled in the missing NTLDR file I was missing, however I am back at square one. I have no internet access anymore, and I am not sure which, if any, drivers I will need to install. I am on a custom built desktop, with a wired connection, to a Linksys router. I get these annoying Windows error messages with everything I do. I try to set up Windows Firewall, and it just says "Windows cannot start the Firewall service". Everything was working prior to my install of XP. I have another computer with internet access, so I can download the needed drivers to switch over on a flashdrive. Thank you so much for your time and help!

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#1
September 8, 2009 at 19:47:08
use a program like Everest Home, Belarc or SIW.
They will help identify the drivers you need.

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#2
September 8, 2009 at 20:48:28
SIW download site.

http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download...

Get the freestanding version and just put it on a flash drive or floppy. You can run SIW right from the flash drive. Write down the information for the motherboard model and if you can't find a link post back here for help.


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#3
September 9, 2009 at 05:11:14
Okay, I'll run this after class today, thanks so much everyone.

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#4
September 9, 2009 at 11:17:00
So I ran the program, and I am completely lost! It's displaying several drivers, but I don't know which one to look for, for my internet connection.... Thanks again!

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#5
September 9, 2009 at 14:15:01
SIW isn't going to show you any drivers. Look under the motherboard listing and post back the exact model it lists.

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#6
September 9, 2009 at 14:36:55
Wesker13, try Everest home as you said it was a home made PC.
It should list the drivers you need:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_e...

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#7
September 9, 2009 at 14:55:46
XPUser4Real

Everest is obsolete software. Hasn't been updated in years. SIW is way better anyway.

The progression was Aida32 morphed into Everest, which then went retail as some other name.


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#8
September 9, 2009 at 15:01:39
I understand that OtheHill, BUT it still locates the drivers, especially on older PC's, I use it all the time as well as the others I mentioned earlier

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#9
September 9, 2009 at 15:08:18
Ah, my motherboard is a DFI, model LP UT NF590 SLI.

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#10
September 9, 2009 at 17:44:12
http://www.dfi.com/portal/CM/cmprod...

seems to be the only board that is even close to the model number you posted.

"I am on a custom built desktop". maybe the guy who built it still has the CD, that came with the board?? I give the customer the original, and keep a copy for myself

larry


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#11
September 9, 2009 at 17:49:24
Wesker

The DFI site is up and working but I can't find that model listed in their list for available drivers. I know that is a good model number. I just don't know why they don' seem to be supporting it. Below is a link to contact them. There are reviews of the board available. Based on an AMD chipset.

http://www.dfi.com.tw/portal/CM/xxc...

If you want to get the drivers individually you can use SIW to look at each hardware component and then find the driver for that.

Start with the network adapter.


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#12
September 10, 2009 at 06:30:18
In device manager find all of device with exclamation marks. right click on it. click properties Click on detail tab. there you will find the VEN & DEV numbers. then on go here http://www.pcidatabase.com/ and you can find what they are. there ware links on that site to manufactures web sites to get drivers

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