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Cannot Connect To Internet After Reformat, Driver Help


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#1 Sam-chan

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 08:37 PM

I had a virus in my computer and got it fixed but was still experiencing problems so I had to reformat my hard drive. I installed the drivers from my drivers CD but I still can't connect to the internet.

I installed the chipset and nic card that was on the CD but I'm still unable to connect.

In device manager I have those warning yellow marks on my Other Devices column. In my Network Adapters tab I only have the 1394 Net Adapter and I know I should have Intel Proset II as well.

I went on Dell's website and they had the Broadcom driver, so I downloaded that as well, but it's also not working.

My computer is very old, Dell Dimension Desktop 8250, and when I reinstalled xp, it seemed like it went back in time 7 years LOL. I really need to get online so I can get the windows update and service packs. I also can't install my antivirus software unless I have service pack 2 at least.

Please help! And Thanks.

I also linked my previous thread in case someone needs more information
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic277875-15.html

Also I'm getting an error on something called Media Controller and on two USB controllers in Other Devices in Device Manager. Help with this would be much appreciated as well.

Edited by Sam-chan, 11 January 2010 - 05:02 PM.


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#2 ratchet48

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 08:24 AM

I have had this problem with several Dell Computers. The other device is probably the Network Controller, not to be confused with the Network Interface Card. The way I have resolved this on XP machinces is to run Everest Home Edition.

Look at the report it creates, specificly the Motherboard chipsets. Dell lists your chipset as Intel, you can find the drivers at
Intel Support.

#3 Sam-chan

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 03:57 PM

Thanks for your reply.

Ok I'll try that. Hopefully it'll help. I had already installed the chipset though.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 12:56 PM

Problem Solved. Mods Please Close.




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