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Reinstalled XP - Need Drivers to get online...


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#1 Shelby Smith

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:28 PM

I recently had a virus and needed to start clean.... I wiped out everything! So I installed Windows XP Pro again. I am not too computer savy and I'm sure this could be an easy fix.

Unfortunately, I donít have any start up discs and I donít even know what I'm missing or needing to get back online. I've never started this "clean" before.

Can somebody just refer me to a place to get what I need to get back online or helpful links?

Thank you so any help you might have

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#2 Allan

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:32 PM

First go to the computer manufacturer's website (or motherboard mfg) and download and install the chipset driver.

After that, go to the manufacturers' websites for your video, sound, and - if applicable, ethernet cards and download and install the current drivers.

If you are not sure what is installed you can either look in device manager or download and run Belarc Advisor (or any similar utility). Here's the link for Belarc: http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:39 PM

If you can't get online in "Normal Mode" try pressing F8 continuosly on boot and try "Safe Mode with Networking" then try what Allan has suggested !

If life is not an option then why are we not given the option in the first place !


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Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:49 PM

If you can't get online in "Normal Mode" try pressing F8 continuosly on boot and try "Safe Mode with Networking" then try what Allan has suggested !


Since he or she is posting here I'm guessing it's not that big an issue :). They can always download the drivers on another system and transfer them to the system in question.




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