No internet at all after formatting XP

July 21, 2011 at 06:41:29
Specs: Windows XP
Hi

I just formatted my Dell Optiplex GX260 because it was running slow and not cooperating, for example it suddenly decided not to connect properly to the internet via the wireless adapter. I used the CD that came with the computer, the reinstallation CD for MS Win XP Pro Sp2.

Now when the computer is up and running again, there is no sign of internet, in device manager there is no sign of any networking adapter.

I thought that I was able to manage this, but this problem is beyond me understanding :(
Can you please help me, I really need this to work!!


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#1
July 21, 2011 at 06:45:08
There is a second CD with the drivers on it.

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#2
July 21, 2011 at 06:47:46
Well the problem is that I don't know which drivers to use...

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#3
July 21, 2011 at 07:19:29
Search the model on Dell's website and look for the specs. They should list the make/model of the network interface. In fact, while you're there, look for "downloads" for that same model and you'll most likely find the very drivers you need for it.

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#4
July 21, 2011 at 07:21:06
just install all the drivers they will be the ones that you need for that computer. Or if you go on to device manager you can try to install from cd.

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#5
July 21, 2011 at 11:29:02
You can enter the Service Tag on Dell's Support Site and download any drivers that are showing an exclamation point in Device Manager. You can find the ST on a white sticker on the back of the tower.

Start with the Chipset Drivers.


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#6
July 24, 2011 at 07:40:04
In the set of CD'S or DVD's from Dell is there a disc with Rescource Disc labeled on it?
This is going to seem hard to do but once you do it, it will be easy. You jjust put the rescource disc in and follow whats on the screen select your model and it shouyld show the drivers. As for the wireless adapter is it PCI or USB? Either way it may have to be removed before installing the drivers. First go to device manager and look in networking and remove the unknown device if you see an unknown device. May be best to reboot. Then install the software and if it's PCI do the same remove from device mgr etc and you will have to remove it from the PCI by taking the side off the tower. turn it back on and install the software. then plug it back in. Now back to the video sound chipset and other dell drivers. You go to the dell drivers site put in your service tag and go to drivers and download them. When you click them whereever you saved them they will be extraced to I think C:\cabs I may be wrong but I believe it makes a folder such as that, but they should autorun options to install. If I would do this remotely I would but this is something that cannot be done remotely.

Just because the OP does not come back in 3 or 4 days to reply, does not mean he will not come back and reply.


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#7
July 27, 2011 at 08:14:17
I think it's easier just to enter the ST on Dell's site and download the drivers. Especially since any updated drivers will be available there as opposed to the Resource CD. :)

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#8
July 27, 2011 at 15:30:04
I bet they are the same drivers.

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