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reinstalled xp on a generic computer, and now it won't connect to internet


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#1 berbes

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 12:57 PM

how can i find what drivers i need for a generic computer to connect to the internet, pls?  i looked at device manager, and it only shows the !'s with nothing else identifiable.  i used one of those DRP driver downloads to find the currently functioning drivers for video, audio, etc.

 

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:01 PM

Download and run PCI-Z on the computer.  That should give you information about the installed devices.



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:48 PM

If you are referring to a custom built computer as "generic" it is a OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) computer, like Dell, HP, Gateway, Toshiba, etc.

 

If it is a OEM Please post the make and model.

 

If this is a custom build please post the make and model of the motherboard.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:49 PM

yup, it's a built by someone else with lots of different parts, ara.  thanks for the correct terminology :).  i will be poring over the board when i get it back tonight.  i got a program called 'belarc advisor', hopefully that will tell me what i need to know (what motherboard make/model i need the drivers for) without digging into the computer again.  



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 03:58 PM

If this is a custom build the motherboard should have come with a CD with the drivers on it.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:46 PM

if only it was that easy.  customer didn't have anything, so after installing belarc advisor and finding out what was there (GREAT program), i went to the gigabyte website, popped in the name/model of the board, BING! up popped the chipset & atheros ethernet drivers needed.  thanks for the directions, though!!



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:59 PM

That's where this was headed, glad you figured it out.


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