Solved System recovery, now ethernet adapter won't work

Emachines / T3304
October 14, 2013 at 18:52:42
Specs: Windows XP service pack 3, Intel Celeron D 3.20 Ghz/256 Mb
Last week my boyfriend's computer suddenly wouldn't start Windows. We tried everything we could think of, but finally decided to bite the bullet and did a system recovery. I've since been told that a system restore would have worked, but we're beyond that point.

Prior to his PC crashing, we used an ethernet adapter USB drive to connect him to my router. I forgot it was in the PC while we ran the recovery, and now it says its name is RECOVERY when I look for it. I have tried wireless connection wizard; it gets me to the point of inserting the USB then it says access denied. What did I do, and how can I get his PC back to broadband speeds?

Carolyn


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#1
October 14, 2013 at 19:11:54
"Intel Celeron D 3.20 Ghz/256 Mb"

256MB? You really should have a minimum of 1GB for XP, more would be even better. It has nothing to do with the current problem, but I'm sure the computer performs poorly with just 256MB RAM.

"we used an ethernet adapter USB drive to connect him to my router"

I'm confused. Are you trying to connect using an ethernet cable or wirelessly? If wirelessly, did you install the wireless drivers?

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#2
October 15, 2013 at 09:13:12
My mistake - we installed enough RAM to give him 1 Gb,

How do we install wireless drivers? The adapter is a Netgear 54 mbps wireless USB 2.0 adapter, model WG 111.

Carolyn


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#3
October 15, 2013 at 11:43:18
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if you dont have the cd that came with it, then you need to download the driver setup and install it.
http://support.netgear.com/product/...

larry

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#4
October 15, 2013 at 13:58:23
I feel so dumb; I should have known that. I found the CD and got the adapter running about 15 min ago. Thanks!

Carolyn


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