There is one adapter in the Network Connections and it is enabled. I went back to device manager, uninstalled the PCI Modem, searched for new hardware, it popped up again with the yellow question mark, I went to the folder with the drive exe, clicked on the setupup file, it showed it downloading the files to the system, it then said that the setup was complete. I closed out that folder, went back to the device manager, the yellow question mark was still there, I rebooted,and the computer , after reboot, showed the " FOUND NEW HARDWARE Wizard" pop up.
I canceled that , AGAIN, went to device manager, double clicked PCI Modem. Under DEVICE STATUS, it said that " This device is not configured correctly( CODE !) To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Drivers".
So, I clicked that, then "install drivers automatically", then clicked next. Just for the sheer fact that I wanted to entertain myself, I plugged the computer into the internet again. POOF, it ALL worked.......for some reason. It just worked. It hooked to the net, found a driver , downloaded it and the yellow question mark disapeared. I got on Googl and all is well.....BUT
the last thing I need to fix is the USB ports. They still don't work. Not the front or the back. The device manager says there are no problems but when I plug in a thumb drive, NOTHING happends. Do I need to open a new thread for this ? I know all my thumb drives work because I plug them in other computers and they work just fine.
Let me know what ya think and THANK YOU FRO ALL YOUR HELP SO FAR !!!!!