windows xp 30 day installed cannot connect to

March 1, 2011 at 13:36:17
Specs: Windows XP
windows xp 30 day installed cannot connect to internet. Fresh install after hard drive crash. New hard drive installed and windows xp prof 30 day installed. Have spoken at length to ISP and tried everything I can think of.but still unable to connect. Network diasgnostics for windows xp says - ''windows could not detect any wired or wireless network cards installed on your machine .............Otherwise please make sure that the network card drivers are installed properly or contact the manufacturer of your personal computer for further assistance.''

Not sure how to download drivers to this laptop without a connection to the internet, unless I do it via a flash drive or SD card.

Any suggestions?


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#1
March 1, 2011 at 14:01:19
You need to go to another computer that is connected to the Internet and download it there copying the file to a removable drive.

There seems to be a common misconception that in order to download and install drivers from the Internet it must be done on the machine that the drivers are intended for, This is not so, they can be downloaded on any machine and copied over to the one needing the drivers.

Stuart


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#2
March 1, 2011 at 16:58:58
Or try to boot to a live linux cd to get driver files to a usb disk or even save to the hard drive.


Most people have a set of cd's or dvds that came with the computer to return it. Those cd's have the drivers that you need if xp normally doesn't include them.

Not knowing what you had to begin with or what you need we can't tell.

You can phone Microsoft too to get activated.

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#3
March 1, 2011 at 18:36:50
Thanks for the replies. The laptop that wont connect is a Toshiba and I've downloaded the drivers for my model about 3 hours ago onto an SD card and am still trying to get them to download to it. I have an error message box coming up which is titles 'File Download' which states 'Error sending request. The server name or address could not be resolved.' The 2 options are to retry or cancel, retry doesn't work and cancel means I have to star over. I've also tried to safely remove my SD card and get the dreaded yellow triandle with the '!' in it saying 'The device 'Generic volume' cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device again later.'

I know that installing an OS can take a few hours but the 'File Download' box is neither showing a current file or any 'overall progress'.

There is also dialogue at the top of the file download window which says 'Downloading Microsoft. NET Framework' Drivernavigator needs to install the Microsoft. NET Framework. Please wait while setup is downloading extra files to your computer.

I seem to be hitting brick walls whichever direction I go.


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#4
March 1, 2011 at 20:44:31
I am a firm believer in driver packs.

Ther are a number of sites
one being http://drp.su/


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#5
March 1, 2011 at 20:47:53
Which computer are you using to download the drivers? That one that needs them or another computer.

Where are you going to get these drivers? You need to go straight to the manufactures web site to download drivers. Leave these automatic drive download applications alone, they are useless.

Forget about drive navigator for the moment; you don't need it. All you need is a flash drive that doesn't need any drivers other than those that come with the Operating System.

Stuart


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#6
March 2, 2011 at 03:30:11
Hi and thanks for the time you are taking to help. The computer that needs the drivers cant connect so I'm using aother one to download them. The computer that needs the drivers is a Toshiba so I went to Toshiba's website to download them. I dont have a flash drive so I've been downloading onto a large SD card (16Gb) which has a USB reader that easily transfers from one computer to the other. After stating my model (Equium) I downloaded their drivers and tried to put them onto my Toshiba laptop and I got all the various problems I stated in my previous post.

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#7
March 2, 2011 at 18:04:28
Can be saved on the disk for later burning to a cd also. Remember that the larger sd cards are exfat formats sometimes.

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#8
March 3, 2011 at 02:55:22
Hi Jefro, Thanks for the reply. I don't know what exfat formats are, please explain. When I bought the Toshiba it had Vista as the OS, which was lost when the HD crashed. The person who installed my new HD only had a 30 day xp to install. I have phoned Toshiba to ask for a disc to reinstall Vista and was refused as they are saying I should have made a backup recovery disc, I wasn't aware of this 2 yrs + ago. They are suggesting I go to a site for back up recovery for Toshiba and pay them for the Vista recovery disc, this is the only 'help' they are prepared to give me. As the new HD and the 30day xp seem to be working I am at a loss to know why it wont connect to the interet.

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