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Replaced Xp With 2000.....now I'm Confused!


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#1 computergeek522

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 07:39 AM

Okay, so XP is hard on a friend's (relatively) old computer, and so I helped him the other day to replace XP with 2000. Completed the formatting/installation with relative ease, but now he has a rather large -- and complexing -- problem.

Before the re-installation, he was able to access the internet. Afterwards? Not so much. Apparently, for some reason, his network card isn't being detected. This is odd to me, since I've never had this problem with my own computer when going from one OS to another.

Is there some kind of file I have to install in order for 2000 to recognize the network card? Does anyone have any idea as to what went wrong? HELP! :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:08 AM

If the NIC was released after the last W2k service pack then, W2k may not have the drivers needed. Have you gone to the NIC's home web site and looked for W2k drivers?
What is the Make and model of the NIC in your friend's computer?
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 10:11 AM

Have you installed all Windows 2000 Service Packs?

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 01:41 PM

Have you installed all Windows 2000 Service Packs?

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No, I haven't installed them for him -- because in order to access them, you need internet access, which he can't get, because Windows 2000 won't recognize his network card, which means he can't get online. :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 01:46 PM

Could you download and burn them to CD\DVD, or onto a flash drive?
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 01:49 PM

I was about to suggest that. Goto Microsofts website and download SP4 for windows 2000.
Then burn it to a CD, or put it on a USB Flash Drive.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 01:49 PM

Could you download and burn them to CD\DVD, or onto a flash drive?


Well, how dumb am I? *lol* Yeah, I could do that.

Do you think that installing the service packs will fix the problem?

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 01:53 PM

It never hurts to install all Microsoft updates. I have W2k on 12 of my 13 computer and I keep them fully updated and have sp4 on all of them.
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:08 PM

I was about to suggest that. Goto Microsofts website and download SP4 for windows 2000.
Then burn it to a CD, or put it on a USB Flash Drive.

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OK, semi-stupid question. Do I need to download all 4 service packs, or will downloading SP4 suffice and give me all the necessary updates?

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