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(Solved) - No Internet after Windows XP reinstall

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  • Started 2 years ago by Inlovewithnight
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Inlovewithnight
Posts: 11

This is the first time I ever reinstalled an OS which is Windows XP. The reinstall went great, however I don't have an Internet connection. How do I get my computer to connect to the Internet? I use Verizon DSL.

Thank you.

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scorpion99
scorpion99
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is your network card successfully installed after installing windows xp?

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Inlovewithnight
Posts: 11

I don't know if the network card was successfully installed. How would I find this please?

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scorpion99
scorpion99
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To access Device Manager, use any of the following methods:
Click Start, click Run, and then type devmgmt.msc.
Right-click My Computer, click Manage, and then click Device Manager.
Right-click My Computer, click Properties, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.

In device Manager , is there any yellow question marks?? if yes , is there one near "network adapter"?

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Inlovewithnight
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There are quite a few yellow question marks in device manager, however, "network adapter" isn't listed at all.

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scorpion99
scorpion99
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can u tell me what are the listed near the yellow marks???

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Inlovewithnight
Posts: 11

Ethernet Controller
HP Photosmart C4500 series
Multimedia Audio Controller
PCI Device
PCI simple communications controller
Photosmart C4500 series
PhotosmartC4500 series
SM Bus Controller
Video Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

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Xhi
Xhi
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You need to go to your computer manufacturers web site - support and drivers ( on another computer, of course, and find the drivers for your model. Download them and install them.

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scorpion99
scorpion99
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the ethernet controller is the one that we are looking for , but you should do as xhi suggested so you can have all your hardware working.
Tell us what is your desktop model so we can try helping you find the drivers.

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germ-x
germ-x
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Also need to find out what SP version the OP installed.

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Inlovewithnight
Posts: 11

The model of the computer is Dell Dimension E510 and SP2 is installed.

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scorpion99
scorpion99
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here is your HP printer driver:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizs.....EnvOID=228

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Tech-No
Tech-No
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Here is the link to the drivers for your machine. Make sure you use the drop down menu to select "Windows XP".

Dell E510 Drivers

Install in this order;
Chipset, Video (VGA), Audio, Onboard LAN, Modem (if one is installed), then any other devices you have connected.
After that, go to Windows Update and get it updated.

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scorpion99
scorpion99
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@Tech-No , the page will not open directly to the drivers , he will have to select the model of his desktop to Dimension and choose the E510 again....

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Xhi
Xhi
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He should look for and use his service tag from the back/bottom of the computer.

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Tech-No
Tech-No
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It does on my end. Dell 5150/E510 shows at the top of the page and Windows Vista 32 bit is the defauld driver set. That's why he should drop the menu down and select Windows XP. However, if the link doesn't work.....I don't know.

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Xhi
Xhi
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You must have some cookies that we do not have. Gives me the service tag entry screen.

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germ-x
germ-x
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@Inlovewithnight, when you do download all your drivers burn them to a Cd for future use just in case you need again.

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Inlovewithnight
Posts: 11

I first want to thank all of you for your help. Really appreciate it.

OK, I went onto the Dell Drivers site. I downloaded the "chipset" and "audio" drivers. Under "video" drivers, there are eleven and I'm not sure which one to download. I also do not see "onboard Lan" or "modem" drivers.

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Tech-No
Tech-No
Posts: 92

The service tag entry would be better.

Thanks for letting me know. I copied the link using the Google Chrome browser. That is strange.

It could be the way Dell's site works now, or at least I hope it's as simple as that.

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