Posted 12 October 2008 - 01:59 PM
I have a Dell Latitude D600 laptop, Windows XP home
I tried to wipe my computer clean and reload XP on it (so that it would be like it just came out of the box) but I think I messed it up.
I booted up the computer and ran it on the Windows XP CD. Everything went fine and now my computer is like it is brand new.
Now, I went to plug in the ethernet cord (it runs from the modem to my room, through the floor) but I still can't connect to the internet and I'm unsure why.
When I go to start, I try to go to "connect to" but there is not that option there.
I went through control panel to internet connections, and there is no local area connections or anything in my list of internet connections; it's blank.
I went to setup an internet connection but it didn't work (maybe this is the solution but I'm just not doing it right?).
I figured that if I plugged the cord in the computer would just pick up new hardware or something, but it's not... so I'm afraid that I've killed my computer. I'd like to fix it myself rather than bringing it into the shop, if possible.
Did I do anything wrong while wiping my computer?