I just did a clean install using my XP CD my XPS720, all went well except now I cannot get on the Internet, I checked the internet connections and it says 1394 connection, connected 1394 Adapter. I have tried using the internet connection wizard and the did not work. Any help would be appreciated.
Dell 720(69 posts)
I'm going to GUESS the color makes no difference.
Download the Networking Drivers from the Link I gave you and transfer them to A floppy or USB stick.
(May have to be Burned to a CD if methods above are not available)
Install the Lan Driver and connect machine to the router with a Lan Cable.
See if the machine will connect.
You should have NEVER done a Clean Install without being prepared and having a good working knowledge of your machine beforehand. :)
As you go through the Links I provided, you will see that many drivers and firmware updates depend on updating the Bios Revision Level.
The reason I did a clean install is this computer failed completely and I thought the motherboard or hard drive had failed completely, it sat for several months until today and a I realized I had made recovery disks way back in August, so I ran that and it worked so I decided to do a clean install so I would have a functioning xp machine along with my win7 Dell 8500. It seams to me that connecting to the Internet should be pretty simple, but obviously I am wrong again. I checked services and all the internet stuff has started so thats not the problem
If the Recovery Disc was an image of the HDD and worked, then the system would have all the necessary machine device drivers needed for the hardware.
Will the Recovery Disc still boot and install the old HDD image over the clean install ??
I have the #1 recovery disk in and it says, your computer is about to be restored. All data currently on your computer will be deleted and repalced with your selected Full System BACKUP. Only the C: partition will be affected, other partitions will no be impacted. If an emergency File & Folder backup was created, it will be saved inb the location you selected. Should I select Yes, continue or No?
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