Can't connect to internet after replaced HDD

Gateway desktop / Gt5032
December 19, 2009 at 11:31:24
Specs: Windows XP Media Center Edition, Service Pack 2, AMD Athlon (tm) 64X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+
Hello,
I recently installed a new hard drive and now I cannot connect to the internet. There is no modem listed in the Device Manager the network adapters is 1394 Net Adapter, if that helps. The other devices has question marks. Please help because I do need to use this computer.

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#1
December 19, 2009 at 11:45:07
You`ll need to install LAN Card drivers....what`s your LAN Card model or Motherboard model....

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#2
December 19, 2009 at 12:24:23
1394 is firewire, so that won't help you. Are you sure your computer is a Gateway Gt5032? I don't see that model number on Gateway's site.

Install Belarc Advisor and see if the network card can be identified using that software.

You might also try entering the computer's serial number on Gateway's site to obtain all the drivers you need for your system.

LIR


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#3
December 19, 2009 at 12:36:07
I did enter the serial # and downloaded all the hard drives to the computer, but still not connecting to the internet. Yes its gt5032 media center computer. I use the same DSL for the laptop but unable to do so for the desk top.

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#4
December 19, 2009 at 12:54:23
You mean you downloaded the drivers? If it's an integrated card, you'll need to install the Motherboard drivers.

What is showing in Device Manager for your NIC?

LIR


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#5
December 19, 2009 at 13:05:29
sorry yes downloaded the drivers. shows u how much i know abt computers. so i did download, Bios, modem, motherboard, video and DVD. the modem show up now as "soft v92 data fax modem with smart cp" in the device manager, but still no luck in accessing the internet. How do i locate the NIC?

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#6
December 19, 2009 at 13:35:38
As I said, download Belarc Advisor (from here: http://www.belarc.com/free_download... )

That will tell you what type of NIC you have. If you're using DSL, the modem drivers won't help.

Are you sure you have the cable connected to the correct port? It shouldn't be plugged into the modem.

LIR


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#7
December 19, 2009 at 14:07:27
Yes the cable is connected to the correct port. The ethernet cord is connected. The internet connection on the modem is lit but somehow not linking to the desktop.

Ok, thanks for the link. I now have the Belarc profile but where do i get the NIC info. I also see where there are no network drives detected and my score was 0.63/10 YIIKEES!


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#8
December 19, 2009 at 14:09:49
board:C51MCP51

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#9
December 20, 2009 at 11:56:48
Google that MOBO. You can find the NVIDIA network drivers for it. It's not difficult.

LIR


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#10
December 20, 2009 at 11:59:32
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#11
December 21, 2009 at 08:15:46
Question: If i had already downloaded all the drives from the Gateway site for this computer and it included the mobo drive wouldn't that be enough?

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#12
December 21, 2009 at 08:32:01
Apparently not if the Device Manager is showing the NIC as not being correctly installed.

LIR


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#13
December 25, 2009 at 08:55:48
downloaded the mobo but still not connected. Is there anything else I can try before asking someone to come and look at it?

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