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Replaced Vista with XP and can't connect to the internet


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#1 Twinmum

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:03 AM

Hello there, I have a slight problem and need a little guidence.

We recently replaced one of our computers and decided that the old one might be worth trying to save. It was running Vista and was extremely slow and had too much garbage on it to do anything. So we reformatted the drive and installed XP. The only problem is that I thought we still had XP drivers on a disc, but can't find it. The computer is connected to the modem via an ethernet cable, but it doesn't recognise the connection. I went into the device manager and it says there is no driver for the ethernet controller. I know that I need to get a driver for it and will have to download it on this computer, but I have no idea of what I need exactly or where to get it. Do I need info from the computer as to what driver I need or are ethernet drivers generic?

 

Thanks in advance

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:15 AM

What is the make and model of that computer?



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:26 AM

It's a HP Pavilion P6060A Home PC (well that's what it says on the sticker on the case :-) )


Edited by Twinmum, 18 July 2013 - 05:27 AM.


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:38 AM

I can't find that model. Are you in the states?

Also, check this: How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? | HP® Support

Maybe with a product number.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:50 AM

I'm in Australia.. I'll go check out that link.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:59 AM

OK, found the product number -  #NC856AA#ABG



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:00 AM

OK, I found it now when I changed the page to Australian. Unfortunately they only make drivers for Vista and Windows 7.

 

Maybe we can get lucky. Do this...

Go back into device manager and double click the yellow question marked ethernet controller.

Go to the details tab.

Highlight where it says PCI\ven and press CTRL-C.

Paste (CTRL-V) that in to your next reply.
 



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:07 AM

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_07DC&SUBSYS_2A64103C&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&0&78



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:41 AM

OK, I think I found your drivers. NVIDIA DRIVERS 15.26WHQL

Download and run and it will extract the files and then run a setup program. Cancel the setup and go to C:\NVIDIA\nForceWinXPInt\15.26\Ethernet and you have the drivers.

 

Before you install them do this...

Right click My Computer, click Properties, click the Hardware tab, click Hardware Profiles. On Profile 1, click copy, This way we can boot the old profile if for some reason adding these drivers messes things up.

Once you have them installed and have rebooted with no problems, go back and delete Profile 2.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:53 AM

that's downloading now. That's an exe. So do I just copy that file to a flash drive and run it on the other computer? You say cancel the setup and my drivers will be at C:\NVIDIA\nForceWinXPInt\15.26\Ethernet .. do I have to move them to somewhere else on the computer?


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:01 AM

Extract the drivers by running the exe on the computer you are on now and then copy the ethernet folder to the flash drive.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:21 AM

Once I got going I realised how to install it from the device manager. All seems to be working fine now.

Thank you so much for you help X I do appreciate people like you who give their time and knowledge to help the likes of me.

 

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:46 AM

You're welcome.






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