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Old 11-20-2006, 04:47 PM   #1
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Default Can't Connect to Internet after Reinstalling XP

So I reinstalled windows xp, deleted the old partition and wiped everything clean. The install went fine, but now I can't connect to the internet. I'm currently at a house that has cable internet, but I don't think that's the problem (aside from the fact that the main computer can connect) because windows keeps telling me "cannot find your network hardware" when i use the connection wizard. Device manager is still showing me a modem, but when I go into network connections from control panel, there is no icon for a lan and one for a dialup like there used to be.

I'm kind of confused as to what I should have done and didn't. Please help me.
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:55 PM   #2
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Have you installed ya drivers for ya network card? Look in device manager. Click start > control panel > performance and maintenance > hardware tab and its in there, look in there for any red crosses or yellow exclamation marks, chances are one will be ya network card. If thats the problem then hopefully you have a motherboard installation disc that ya can install the drivers from (providing its on board)
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:59 PM   #3
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would this cd have come with my computer? i used a friend's copy of xp that came with her computer, since mine is also a dell. i couldn't find my original computer cds.

if i can't use her driver cd, can i download the drivers from dell and put them on a cd to use in my computer?
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would this cd have come with my computer?
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if i can't use her driver cd, can i download the drivers from dell and put them on a cd to use in my computer?
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Whats the dell model?
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Old 11-20-2006, 06:02 PM   #6
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go to dell.com and look for drivers for your model. I had to do that when i reformatted because I had the same problem you did. Here's the link, just look for your model and then find the device you need drivers for and that's it. http://support.dell.com/support/down...=us&l=en&s=gen
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Old 11-20-2006, 10:47 PM   #7
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Whats the dell model?
it's a dimension 2350

the other computer that i'm posting from has the internet but no CD burner. is there any other way to get the files from his computer to mine or will i have to wait until i get back to college and have a burner?
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it's a dimension 2350

the other computer that i'm posting from has the internet but no CD burner. is there any other way to get the files from his computer to mine or will i have to wait until i get back to college and have a burner?
All ya drivers are here
http://support.dell.com/support/down...&os=WW1&osl=EN
Has noone got an external drive or pendrive etc ya can borrow?
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