Posted 27 January 2010 - 11:55 PM
I have a HP a1440N computer, and, I purchased it last week and it had a brand new HD on it. I got full version of XP to install, and, after some SATA/IDE/Bios issues, I got it up and running. It was a 2 disc install, in the middle of the 2nd disc, it was looking for a file, an internet explorer file (at least, that's all it said," and I had to escape to get past it. It was not on the CD.
Anyway, it completed the install, and, when it came up, all I had was a blank windows background screen. I could add folders/files/programs, but, that's it. It popped up a key in the bottom right hand corner saying that I had 30 days to validate this copy of windows, but, when I click on it, it just goes away. (By the way, I put the code from the COA on the side of my machine, and it took it fine.) - Windows XP Media Center, BTW.
Anyway, I copied a few drivers from the HP website, most namely, the Networking Adapter drivers, and, all others that looked "essential." I also installed Firefox, as it appeared in the CD install, that IE did not install. Anyway, firefox will not connect, and it appears that no matter what I do, I cannot get the networking to set up (although, all I am doing is going to Control Panel and trying to establish a network connection - no success there - nothing ever appears as an icon.)
I think that's all the info. I couldn't get the sound drivers to install. I think I got the Chipset drivers to install. It says the networking is installed correctly.