Had to reinstall XP Trying to install etherne

September 24, 2010 at 09:49:09
Specs: Windows XP
I had to reconfigure my Dell Diminsion Xp because of a virus. I was able to have everything installed, expect I cannot get back onto the internet. I was told that I am missing my Network drivers? This would be I believe all of the Ethernet drives. I re-installed Windows from the cd my computor came with, and I believe I may be missing another cd. Is there anyway I can retireve or restore this to be able to get an internet connection again? Please help, have 2 teenage daughters and I am a single mom!! Not sure what to do!

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September 24, 2010 at 13:07:43
I was told that I am missing my Network drivers? This would be I believe all of the Ethernet drives

Correct.

I re-installed Windows from the cd my computor came with, and I believe I may be missing another cd. Is there anyway I can retireve or restore this to be able to get an internet connection again?

I'm not all that familiar with dell's so I don't know for sure if they come with a separate driver disk or not. What I would suggest is, if you have a USB memory key, or have access to one you can borrow for a few minutes, use whatever computer you logged onto the internet with to write this post and use it to download the drivers you need. Put them on the USB key and use it to transfer them to your computer.

Alternatively, if the computer you used to write this has a CD burner and you have a writable CD handy, you could burn the drivers to a CD and use that to transfer them to your PC.

One thing I would definitely check before you do anything else is the CD you do have. Pop it into the CD-ROM and look for a "drivers" folder on it. If it has one, drill down and see if you can find a "ethernet" folder or "network" folder that contains the drivers. If you do find something like that, just go into Device Manager and and right click on the network interface and select "install driver" and go to that folder on the CD.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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