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Missing internet drivers on new XP installation

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#1 Sphinxfalcon


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Posted 06 December 2010 - 04:49 PM

I recently inherited a computer from my brother that was a complete mess. Corrupted files, spyware out the wooha, so before I put any of MY stuff on it I reformatted it to save myself the time and effort of downloading a gazillion 'cleanup' programs and manually reorganizing files.

That part went okay, but now when I start my computer it doesn't register that I have any Internet connection. None of the 'connected' or 'Network cable is unplugged' icons show up, regardless of whether the cord is plugged in or not, and the cord isn't damaged because it works on my old hunkajunk laptop.

Trying to open a new connection results in a Error 769(?): The connection you have specified cannot be reached. Considering that the internet, although VERY slowly, worked before the computer was reformatted, I've concluded it can only be a driver or software issue that my Windows Xp disc somehow didn't include.

Does anyone have any ideas and/or sources that I can install to repair the drivers?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 06 December 2010 - 05:03 PM

Go to Device Manager...uninstall the current networking drivers, then reboot and reinstall the correct drivers.

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 11:56 PM

Chipset driver first.

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