trying to connect to the internet

December 29, 2010 at 20:03:50
Specs: Windows xp, 3.2 ghz/ 1gb
I did a clean instal of win xp sp1 on my computer. I dont have the drivers disk for my mobo. I went to dell website and downloaded all the network controller drivers only. i didnt know what one to get so i grabed all 6 downloads and installed all of them by double clicking them, but the internet still wont work on that comp. I'm using a cable modem through comcast. i know the internet connection works because im using it now on another computer. i tried to connect to a wireless network i have set up but that also wont work. im very frustrated please help. the computer is a dell gx280

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#1
December 29, 2010 at 21:26:58
Does Device Manager look like this.

http://screenshots.leeindy.com/devi...

None of these >
* A yellow exclamation mark appears next to your hardware
* A red X appears next to your hardware

Click the + next to Network adapters & upload a screenshot of Device Manager to a site of your choice.


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#2
December 29, 2010 at 21:42:13
yes there are yellow exclaimation points next to ethernet controller and network adapter. i dont know how to put up a screen shot

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#3
December 29, 2010 at 21:51:03
ImageShack
http://imageshack.us/
http://reg.imageshack.us/content.ph...

Screen Capture ( make sure you select jpeg or GIF, anything else is a bigger size )
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/...
http://askbobrankin.com/take_a_scre...
http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/ge...
http://www.wikihow.com/Take-a-Scree...
http://www.ehow.com/how_4725692_scr...
If you are in any windows based program, just hit the Print Screen key on your keyboard ( or Ctrl + V ) and you have a full screenshot.
If you hold down the 'Alt' key with the Print Screen key, you will capture only the window that is on your screen, not the whole desk top.
This sends it to Clipboard, now you can Paste it into Paint ( go to Edit ) or any other Windows based graphics program.
Save as...
Save as type, select JPEG etc.

Or, use this QuickShot
http://reg.imageshack.us/content.ph...
http://reg.imageshack.us/content.ph...
http://reg.imageshack.us/isqs1.52.exe

Creating and Uploading Screenshots
http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/?tag=c...


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#4
December 29, 2010 at 22:09:55
http://s1216.photobucket.com/albums...

i think that worked

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#5
December 29, 2010 at 22:19:07
Yep, that worked, it's telling me your motherboard drivers are incorrect.

I'm having a think about what to do next, may take a while. Make sure if we do find the right drivers, you catalog where we got them from & keep a copy.

In the meantime, you can right click on Unknown & Delete. Do'nt reboot, they will just come up again.


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#6
December 29, 2010 at 22:27:26
I see what you mean, it is confusing, I put these key words into Google & hopefully got the right drivers.

download dell gx280 motherboard drivers

http://moourl.com/tw51l

http://support.dell.com/support/dow...


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