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Q: cannot connect to internet after I reinstalled WINDOWS XP and drivers

I had the BLUE SCREEN. I wiped out my hard drive, reinstalled WINDOWS XP and drivers. I cannot connect to the internet. What step did I miss?

Preferred Solution: cannot connect to internet after I reinstalled WINDOWS XP and drivers

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: cannot connect to internet after I reinstalled WINDOWS XP and drivers

and welcome to the Forum

Did you install the drivers for your network card?

How do you connect to the internet?

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I reinstalled Windows 7 last night and when it booted back up the screen resolution has changed, I have several drivers that aren't working and I can't connect to the internet. Any thoughts?

A:Reinstalled windows 7, drivers dont work and can't connect to internet

Reinstalled how? Clean install, factory restore?

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don't know if this software or hardware problem.

deleted all partitions, reformatted , reinstalled OS.
dell inspiron 1100, XP sp2, 2.3G, 1GB mem., Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Contro

using cat5 wire to either/or linksys router/cable modem, no internet.
taskbar icon = network connection unplugged. (cable tested on another laptop; it works).

device mgr showed exclamation point on network adapter; installed driver, still no good.
expanded to show hidden, exclamation point on packet scheduler mini port (in network adapters), & serial (?) in non-plug and play drivers.
went to broadcom site, downloaded & installed updated driver, still no good.
updated Bios from A23 to A32.
ran ipconfig/all (see attached)
ran ping; results = ping stats for
packets: sent = 4, recd = 4, lost = 0
appr round trip times:
min = 0ms, max = 0ms, avg = 0ms.

i don't know where to go from here.

hope you can help


A:Solved: reinstalled xp, drivers, sp2; now can't connect to internet

sorry; here are the screenshots


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I recently re installed windows XP on my Dell Dimmension 2400 and now I can't connect to my Charter internet. I reinstalled the driver to my ethernet controller and set up my local area connection, but I still can't access the web. I can use the same connection perfectly on my Mac, so I don't know what the problem is. I can even see the network as connected on my system tray, my computer always acts like I am offline. Please help!

A:Reinstalled Windows and can't connect to the internet.

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So I noticed a while ago that my PC had been running much slower than usual so to resolve the issue i wanted to reinstall windows and start fresh.
I put the Windows XP reinstallation CD into my PC, deleted the partition with my existing windows on and then created a new partition and install Windows XP to that partition. The installation went fine, installed the driver for my Graphics Card and then went on to try and connect to the internet via my ethernet cable that has always been plugged into my PC. However upon trying to connect to the internet i found that i couldn't connect to the internet at all. I tried numerous things and on my "Network Connections" part of the control panel I have 3 things showing up.
1) Under the subheading "Connection Manager" i have "MSN" which is "Unavailable"
2) Under the subheading "Internet Gateway" i have "Internet Connection" which is "Connected"
3) Under the subheading "LAN or High-Speed Internet" i have "Local Area Connection" which is "Connected, Firewalled"

If anyone has any idea how i can get my PC connected to the internet that would be great ( I'm from the UK by the way)

A:Reinstalled Windows XP and can't connect to internet via Ethernet

BEFORE you do a clean reinstall of Windows XP in your computer, you should identify its necessary devices(chipset, graphics, audio, ethernet, wireless, etc.) and obtain the drivers for those devices. You obviously didn't do that.

You should also make sure Windows XP is up-to-date BEFORE you start installing a bunch of programs in your computer.

Have you read my Windows XP install guide in this section?

At this point, we have no description of your computer and what devices are in it. Is it a factory brand one or is it a custom/home made one? If it's a factory brand one, advise what brand name and model name and model number it is. If it's a custom/home made one, advise the brand name and model number of its motherboard or provide the website link to it.


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Yesterday I got my old desktop computer (9-12 y.o.) running again. I checked it out, and everything seemed to be working - including the various internet connections. But then I erased the harddrive and reinstalled the OS succesfully. Nothing went wrong, but now I can't connect to the internet. I spent approx. 10 hours searching the web - including this forum - for a solution, and found many, but none of them seem to be working for me.

It seems like all drivers are properly installed - my network card is a Realtek RTL9138/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC, and since it worked before, it should work now. I installed the drivers with the "Drivers and Utilities" disc that came along, and it should be enough, shouldn't it?

- I also have a ZyXEL Wireless Adapter, which does not seem to be anywhere to find, even though I installed it as well (at least I think I did). The message I get time and time again is: "No network cable connected" (translated from Danish).

If you have any ideas whatsoever, I will be (and I'm not exaggerating) eternally grateful. I am very frustrated indeed.

A:Solved: Reinstalled Windows, now i can't connect to internet

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I posted earlier for my bf but didn't get a response and now his situation is even worse. Instead of waiting until I got there he rushed into doing everything himself. He had a bad virus, kept him from opening any applications or getting on the internet. Then he started deleting things, which finally stopped his computer from running and would get the error there were missing files. So he got a Wins XP disk from someone else to reinstall windows, again rushed into it, instead of waiting so we could use my laptop to get online and get the proper info on how to reinstall. So to make a long story short, he reinstalled it on his own, lost all his documents, photos, etc. on his computer as well as his drivers. He has no original disks for this computer, and now he can't get on the internet, I guess because that driver is missing too. So my question is, can he use a disk with drivers on it from someone else's computer? Or does he need the one's for his particular computer, which the original owner does not have. Not sure where he should go with this, besides taking it somewhere and having them fix it for several $100.

A:Solved: Reinstalled windows now drivers all gone, no disks, no internet. Please help.

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Dell Vostro 1500.

A few weeks ago, I received a blue screen of death that would not get off my computer. I had the Windows Antivirus Pro Virus that would not go away. I am going to school tomororw and needed this off my computer. So I decided to wipe the hard drive clean with the Dell CDs that came with this purchase. I downloaded Windows XP and some of the drivers. Some of the drivers that i tried to download say they downloaded but then do not come up. Broadcom440x10/100 is saying the network cable is unplugged, I have no idea what that means and internet will not work. What can I do manually to make this work?

A:Reinstalled Windows XP and drivers..internet doesn't work

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Hi all,

I am having a huge problem that needs to get fixed asap as I have classes starting tuesday (2 days from now) and I will need my own computer to be back and running so I don't fail miserably in school, so here's my dilemma.

My sister had downloaded a trojan by accident virtumonde.prx like 2 weeks ago and today my computer wouldnt boot to windows at all so I had to reinstall everything, that went all fine and smooth up until the part where I tried to connect to the wireless internet (password protected) here at home.

The big problem is, I try to connect and the password for our router is 15 digits long and when i try to enter a password for the windows xp network for it, it says it can only be 10 digits or 13 digits, hexidecimal and some ascii thing i think.

I don't think it even has sp1 or 2 as its not listed under the add/remove programs section and I do not have a spare usb hard drive or flash drive on hand big enough to download one on another computer to transfer to mine.

Is there anyway that I can connect to my password protected network? maybe I am doing something wrong or maybe I need to have the service packs or something?

Please help me asap as my college classes are starting soon and I am just very stressed out not knowing how I can take my online classes without being online!!

Thanks in advance,


I will be monitoring this thread every few minutes in the hopes that you computer savvy folks can save me!

Thanks again

A:Reinstalled Windows XP Pro and can not connect to wireless router/network/internet

Are you sure you are trying to connect to your router and not another one . . the router should tell the network adaptor what level of protection it is using.

Have you installed the newest driver for the network adaptor?

Right click on My Computer and select properties . . it will tell you the SP level.

You may have to update to SP3 to get wireless networking right:

If you have no service packs, you will have to install SP1a first

You can download SP1 here and install on the other pc:


Then you can go straight to SP3:


( ignore the warnings about being only for network admins )

See if your wireless works ok then

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After having trouble with the Win32 heur or W32.sality virus I lost my patient and Completly reinstalled Windows XP Media center edition...

I had bought my PC from packard bell and had support, cd-backup + instructions and everything registered to packard bell, My PC Was A Packard Bell.
Then later my motherboard got trouble and crashed alot... So I eventually bought a new one.

When my pc got the virus I wanted to use the CD-backup I had taken from the pc before the motherboard was changed and also had the support of packard bell.
But the CD did not boot because "information was not valid" and I couldn't use it to reformat and reinstall my Windows XP MC edition.

So I used my student version of the CD, my other cd that would install windows media center edition and also the key for that cd.
I formated everything and left no partition so that superdangerous-virus would die.

After the installation I have no more internet connection and missing drivers installed. I can't update windows because it requires internet which I don't have on that PC. I also no longer seem to have packard bell support.

How can I get those drivers installed on my pc? I have no clue what about the names :( :( :(

I was really tired when I wrote this, hope you understand.

Every post and advice will be greatly appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Reinstalled Windows XP - No internet connection + missing installed drivers

go into device manager and write down the details of any red "!" or yellow "?" and go on another computer that has internet and go to the manufature web site and download the drivers for the stuff missing and burn to cd or flash drive and copy them to your computer and install the drivers then setup a network conection.

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i have an old dell dimension 3000 with none of the original software and i backed up my drivers, formatted and reinstalled xp and now i cant connect to the internet. mostly ive just tried to connect with a usb wireless adapter but i plug the internet into it ethernet style and that didnt work either. i used a program called drivermax to backup and reinstall my drivers but i think that this program is what is causing me grief. i just want my internet back.

A:reinstalled xp cant connect to the internet

For many dell machines, you have to install drivers in a particular order with reboots between some driver installs. Go to support.dell.com and read about the order of driver installs. Read the details at this link.

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My dad got a new pc, so he gave me his old one. It's a 5 year old Alienware, which gives you an idea how old my pc I'm replacing was!

Anyway, I ran the system recovery software which came with the pc. That reformatted the HD and reinstalled XP. The motherboard is a NVIDIA NForce 2. The network adapter is NVIDIA nForce MCP networking controller....
There is also:
3com 3c920b-emb intergrated fast ethernet controller v
US robotics 56k fax pci
Intel Pro/100 S desktop adapter v

Let me know what other info you need. I've tried downloading and installing most recent nvidia and 3com drivers to no avail.

The LAN shows up in my network connections screen, but says network cable is unplugged. The internet connection works fine, I'm typing this from my old computer using the same connection I'm attempting to use with the new pc.... I'm really at a loss here, help please!!

A:Reinstalled XP - can't connect to internet now...

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Hi, on my main PC I have recently reinstalled XP in order to solve a number of bugs that I couldn't clean up.

It seems to have installed okay but I can no longer connect to the Internet. When I go to network connections the connection 'appears' to be there, but when I look at specific detail such as IP address the windows are blank.

If I right-click on the connection there is an option to repair, but when I try this I get the following message:-

Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Failed to query TCP/IP settings of the connection. Cannot proceed. For assistance, contact the person who manages your network.

I have phoned my ISP but when I couldn't give them an IP address they were unable to help me.

Does anybody know how I can get this connection working again?

Some details:-
Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0

Please let me know if any other information would help.

Many thanks!!!

A:Reinstalled XP but can't connect to the internet

Go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and hit enter. In the Device Manager, is there a yellow mark next to the Network Adapter? If so then you need to download the driver from the computer manufacturers support web site. If there are no yellow marks then go to Start/Run and type CMD in the command prompt type ipconfig /release and hit enter, then type ipconfig /flushdns and hit enter. Now type ipconfig /renew you should have a new IP address.

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i need to download the drivers for a motorolasm56 modem, since i can;t get on the internet with this computer, i will need to download them to another computer and copy?

A:Reinstalled Xp, Can't Connect To The Internet

HiMotorola no longer support modems and have pulled the drivers from their site.Follow this link to learn more and to find out where you can download the drivers.http://www.modemsite.com/56k/sm56.aspOnce you have downloaded the driver, copy it to a memory stick and transfer it to your PC.

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Someone re installed windows xp service pack 2 on my friends mums computer now it wont show any network connection or ethernet connection and cant connect to the internet it is running an AMD Atthlon 64 processor 3200, any ideas how tgo get it working ?????

A:Reinstalled XP and now I can't connect to Internet

Are the drivers for your network adapter installed?

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So I formatted my hard drives and reinstalled windows 7, took all the files I needed on a usb.

upon first start up I installed the motherboard drivers with a disc, but even still no internet connection, I have tried uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling them countless times

Also when I check out device manager my gpu isn't there, it's just a standard VGA

A:Reinstalled win7 and drivers, no internet

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After I reinstalled Win 7 to my laptop I have an X on my internet access icon any suggestions.... Please

A:I Cant connect to internet after I reinstalled Win 7 on my laptop

Look in Device Manager and check if you have Network Adapter(s) with no errors.
Maybe you need the driver for your network adapter(s) ?
See if you have any Unknown devices.
This tutorial will help:
Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices

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hi I reinstalled my hp pavilion Dv3000 laptop with the windows xp disc and basic drivers from the reboot discs. Now when I start it up, it cant connect to my wireless internet through comcast that I have setup. The internet does work because I currently have a second laptop and two xboxs which connect fine. When I go to network connections its entirely blank. Any help to connect would be appreciated.

A:Reinstalled computer cant connect to the internet

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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.

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

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

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After several problems with my computer I decided it was best to just start fresh and reinstall windows vista to my dell XPS M1530. reinstalled without difficulty, however unable to connect to the internet. I even found the drivers and utilities disks and tried that, nothing. Its like its not recognizing the wireless WLAN? card thats already installed in the laptop? MAssive headache and tired of these damn things. Wondering if Apple is really better at this crap...virus' and such

A:Reinstalled win Vista. Unable to connect to internet

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I'm not an expert so bear with me, I have re-installed, from manufactured CD, window XP, now I'm getting yellow ?? on device manager like:
Audio device, ethernet controller, video controller.
Since I cannot get on line and don't have a DVD drive on this netbook, with another PC I downloaded from Samsung website chipset, graphics and sound drives and stored them on a CD. My problem is that I cannot open or run those once I connect an external drive to netbook, any advise would be really appreciate and please make it simple, as I said I'm not an expert. Thanks!

A:[SOLVED] Reinstalled window XP but cannot connect to internet

make and model of the PC


My problem is that I cannot open or run those once I connect an external drive to netbook

are they zipped files - what happens when you try to open - can you put them on a USB stick and transfer that way

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Today I reinstalled Window 7 Ultimate on my PC.
After the installation was complete, I couldn't get an internet connection.

I tried "Troubleshoot problems" and received this error:
I checked my Device Manager, and this is what I'm seeing:
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Google suggested that I download Intel Chipset and Intel Network Connection LAN Driver:
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After installing the Intel Chipset, my Device Manager becomes this:
But I couldn't install the Intel Network Connection Driver due to this error during installation:
And now I don't know what to do...
By the way, in case you want to know more about my PC:

To summarise, my computer used to be able to connect to internet but now it couldn't because it can't detect my network adapter... Please help me! I beg you...
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Reply to #2 by Dude
Oh thanks! I will now go to the Gigabyte (my motherboard) website to download the drivers!

A:Reinstalled PC cannot detect Network Adapter and connect to Internet.

Fill in your specs using this tool

System specs

Were the drivers you installed from your motherboard site?

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Hi all,

I re-installed Windows 7 on my Toshiba laptop according to Option 1 of the following link:
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Now my computer shows no programs installed:

Device Manager shows that I am missing key drivers:

I currently cannot connect to the Internet through my laptop, but I've been trying to use a friend's computer and my USB thumb-drive to download and install the correct drivers. However, I haven't been successful.

I tried going to the Toshiba driver download website (Drivers & Software Support | Toshiba) for my laptop (Satellite A665-S6070) and tried to install Intel PROSet/Wireless WiMAX Software and Intel Wireless LAN Driver, but was not successful. Nothing happened during the install or an error was returned.

The I went to the Intel website (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/det...&DwnldID=18713) to try and install a Network Adapter Driver. I get the following error message:

Any help on what is going on? Thanks!!

A:No Drivers after Windows 7 Format - Cannot Connect to Internet

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Looks as if you Clean Install was not to successful ...
I suggest you read the Tutorial below and follow the Steps to get the perfect Clean Install ...
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
If after doing so will be glad to Help you with any missing Drivers ...

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I have a Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit AMD E-450 APU with radeon, computer, I put windows on it from a flash stick and it cannot find any network to connect to, I know I'm missing some form of driver but I'm having no luck finding the driver I need any help greatly appricated.

A:Windows cannot connect to internet, need help finding correct drivers

Hi Evdog99, Welcome to SevenForums

What is your computer model? or post your dxdiag info on your next reply.

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ok so i just got a new computer with 32 bit XP on it and upgraded it to win7 ultimate 64 bit, and i lost my modem drivers. the modem (thomson speedtouch 546(i)v6) didn't come with any CD, and i can't seem to find drivers for it online. any idea how i can fix this?

(internet was working before win7. i have a win7 laptop which i am using right now, any way i can get the drivers off it onto the desktop?)

A:Just installed windows 7, no modem drivers, cannot connect to internet

it turns out the cable was faulty, not the drivers.

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I am having trouble with a custom built windows xp computer. The computer was bringing up the error: Windows cannot start due to the following missing or corrupt file: c:\windows\system32\config\system

Or something along those lines...
So, I have redownloaded windows xp onto the computer but I do not have the disc with the drivers. I cannot connect to the internet using that computer, which is directly connected through an ethernet cable. There is no option for "Network Adaptors" under device manager. But, I cannot seem to find the necessary drivers online to transfer them via usb to the computer.

The motherboard is an MSI CoreCell
AMD Athalon 4000+ Processor
Hitachi Deskstar Hard Drive 250GB
Thank you.

A:Windows XP newly installed, but no drivers & can't connect to internet


You will need to look directly onto the motherboard for the model information in order for us to know what downloads you need for drivers.

Here's some help on how to look up the ID for your board:


Look under this section at the above site > Stability Problems - How to identify your motherboard model and BIOS version

If you locate the model please post it and we can point you to the downloads for your MSI

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Hello, First of all thanks to anyone who helps.
I am not very good when it comes to hardware. So simple instructions would be appreciated.

Ok, So i had a virus on my PC, So i reinstalled Windows XP.
I thought that is all i had to do. Now, I do not have any drivers. I try changing the audio it says 'No audio device'
I try going on the internet it says 'No Ethernet Connector' .

I cannot update the drivers with Device manager, as i dont have the internet.

I have no idea what i need to download either.
I looked at other posts, and have downloaded a 'chipset' from ASUS site.
I dont know what else i need to download so that, internet + sound is working.

My motherboard is
ASUS M4A78 pro
Windows XP Pro SP3

Apparently to 'EVEREST Ultimate Edition' I have

Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller

VIA VT1708S @ ATI SB700 - High Definition Audio Controller
I also dont have a video controller.

Can anyone link me the downloads/ Help me out?

If u need anymore information, Ask

Please Help, I need internet soon, cuz i cant activate my windows. Lol

A:No Drivers? Reinstalled Windows XP

whats the make and model of the PC
you need to go to the manufacturers website and download all the drivers for the PC
chipset, video, audio, netwrok - etc

as you have the motherboard listed - you should also be able to get the drivers from the asus site - but i would start at the PC manufacturers website

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Hey guys i reinstalled windows xp and now theres no sound and i cant play any of the games i used to be able to because theres no video drivers. I used to have all that stuff please help me. Thanks everybody

A:Reinstalled Windows xp now no drivers

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I have an Asus U36SD

Last night I reinstalled windows for a clean install on windows disk
After finishing and loading up windows I have no drivers so no connection to any peripherals
I can't install them from the web because all Internet drivers are gone and I can't install from USB
Because the USB driver is gone.

Please help!! What do I do

A:Reinstalled windows. No drivers

Follow the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Put your network adapter driver form the Asus Support Downloads webpage on CD or stick to install it to connect to network. http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...=U36SD&p=3&os=

Then immediately enable Device Installation Settings Option 3, run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates to completion.

If wireless driver gives problems installing then use the ethernet cable which will probably load its own driver if you've enabled Option 3 in link above, otherwise import it from same page.

Windows Updates should provide most all of the drivers. After required reboots, go right back to Check for Updates again until there are no more. You can then import any still missing in Device Manager from the same Asus webpage.

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I have just reinstalled Windows XP, and now I can't get on the Internet.
( I use Net Zero Dial Up for $9.95 / Month)

When I try to install the software for Net Zero, it tells me that it Can't Detect the Modem.

In the Device Manager, I see some things with a Yellow?! which are:

Ethernet Controller
Multimedia Audio Controller
PCI Input Device
PCI Modem
SM Bus Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compat.)

I would like to get the Modem to work, and then allow the internt to automatically choose and install the rest of the drivers.

So, I guess I have to find the Driver for a Dell Dimension 2400 Modem. It had a Pentium 4, and 512GB or Ram.

Can I download it on a Flash? and then Choose the Options in the Device Manager- Install From a Specific Location/ Don't Search I will choose the Driver to Install.?

Any help as to choosing a Driver and Some instruction on Installing it would be Greatly Appreciated. I think I could download it Possibly a Flash or CD if necessary.

Then do I click on the Device (Modem) in the Device Manager>Install From a Sprecific Location>Don't Install Automatically, I will choose the Driver to Install.

I see some things in the list under drivers In the Device Manager for Drivers to Choose from, but I'm not sure if there is one there for me. I did choose one that was V90 and I let it download all night and it was still loading in the morning, so I don't think it was working?

Thank you in advance for your help.

A:Reinstalled Windows XP and now I need Drivers

You can go to the Dell support site, enter your Service Tag Number and download the drivers. Be sure to use IE and do not use the Dell Download Manager!

Just download the driver file, save it to a flash drive or burn to CD . . double click on the Dell to install

On the list of drivers, click on the driver file:

Then the download button here:

See this for the order they should be installed:
How to Download and Install Drivers in the Correct Order | Dell

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Had to reinstall Windows 7 on my Sony Vaio

System Model VPCEB36GMEthernet Controller MissingBase System Device MissingI managed to install all the drivers except these two. I thought I had the right drivers but I was mistaken. Would really appreciate someone just getting me the right links on the sony website please

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Hi I bought this roughly a year ago

PB Tech - NBKLEN1252535B : LENOVO IdeaPad G570 Sandy Bridge i5-2410M 2.3GHz 8GB (4Gx2) DDR3 640GB 15.6" ATI HD6370M 1G DEDICATED VGA BT2.1 2.0MP HD Webcam 802.11n DVDRW HDMI Win7 Home Premium 64bit 6Cell

I re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium yesterday and discovered I lost all my drivers and device management/disk management/computer manage etc shows no manufacturers name for each driver needed.

Could someone tell me which drivers I need for my laptop to be running as good or as close to new as possible by what's just listed on the website?

Note- I don't even have ethernet card driver!

Thanks for anyone who can help and have a good day, enjoy

A:Reinstalled Windows 7, lost all drivers!

Here perhaps

Drivers and software - Lenovo G570 Notebook

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Hi, my Samsung Notebook 300E5A wouldn't boot, and no recovery options were working, and I hadn't made a recovery disk, so I reinstalled Windows 7 from a USB drive.

Now 4 drivers are missing:

Ethernet controller
Network controller
PCI Simple Communications controller
SM Bus Controller.

How do I go about acquiring or installing these?

Thanks for your help,


A:Reinstalled windows missing 4 drivers

Hi Andrew Welcome to Seven Forums .. You need the Chipset and Lan Driver .. Install them then let me know what is missing .. They are in the Link below ...

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I was having some freezing/BSOD problem with a certain very important program and I ended up reinstalling windows. I did so from a USB flashdisk but after windows was installed a lot of drivers seem to be missing. The laptop is a custom build and I don't have the cd with all the drivers since the disk is still at home, which is across the Atlantic Ocean so getting that isn't an option either.

The most important driver that seems to be missing as far as I can tell at the moment is the network adapter driver. Device Manager isn't recognizing the following devices:
- Ethernet Controller
- Network Controller
- PCI Device
- SM Bus Controller
- USB Controller

Windows Update isn't finding any drivers for those devices and I can't download them manually either since I don't know what I need to be looking for.

Any help is greatly appreciated since I've already been 2 days out of commission with the previous BSOD problem before I reinstalled windows. Let me know if you need me to supply any other information.

Thank You.


I saw in another thread it was asked to upload a dxdiag file so I attached that.

A:Reinstalled Windows, need help finding the right drivers

Your Ethernet controller is from Realtek. Go to the Realtek support site and download the Communication Network->NIC controller Gigabit driver suitable for your OS to a flash drive. Then install from flash

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Until recently, I was running a bootlegged Windows 7 copy. Finally I broke down and bought it from a friend at Microsoft. But now all my driver software is lost. Where can I find an online driver updater that won't kill me with viruses? And is there anything else I should do to protect my system?

A:Just reinstalled Windows 7- how to recover drivers?

What is your Computer Make and Model

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My OS recently crashed (config corrupt or missing) and I was unable to fix it with the standard copy / repair instructions since the windows\repair\system file was missing. Recovery panel was of no help. And when I attempted to do an in-place installation, but it kept hanging when it got to the 35 minute mark. I deleted antivirus software and attempted again, to no avail. During the hanging, I was able to use f10 to get to a dos prompt, which allowed me to launch the files and settings transfer wizard. I copied everything I thought was important to a newly purchased hard drive.

One I had copied everything I possibly thought I could need, I did a new install. I was able to load Microsoft Office without any issues, and able to load AOL and connect using a dial up connection. When I attempted to set up the Verizon DSL, I ran into problems. When I use control panel to go to Network Connections - there isn't anything there. Completely empty. Verizon told me to call Dell and ask them to reinstall the nic card / ethernet connection. I also noticed that I do not have sound on the computer anymore. When on the phone with Dell I discovered they had not included the "driver and utility delldimension resource cd" when the shipped it to me, and it's no longer available.

Do you know what drivers I need to download from Dell's site and how to set up the network connections so that I can get DSL working?

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A:Reinstalled Windows XP - drivers missing

Even though the CD is not available, you might try going to Dell's site to download the drivers.

Another possibility is to find out the manufacturer of the sound card and network card and download from their site.

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I completely formatted my computer to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, I put in the correct product key and then when I attempted to connect to the internet I couldn't because I don't have the correct drivers.
Back when I used to use Windows XP I put a little CD in and then installed the drivers from Device Manager but now with Windows 7, I put the CD in and I can't install the drivers. They show up with a tiny symbol with a yellow exclamation mark on it (it was like this too back when I used XP, but I had no problems then,). Does anyone know what I can do?
The uninstalled drivers are these:
Base System Device
Base System Device
Ethernet Controller
Network Controller
SM Bus Controller

I'm stumped here, any help would be greatly appreciated. When I right click and click "Update Drivers" it says there are no updates.

A:Reinstalled Windows 7, no drivers found?

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Hello everybody, I am a new user here!
Today my computer experienced the BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH! I cannot repair because the recovery partition was deleted -_-" As my last resort, I formatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows XP Home Edition. The installation was a success but when I booted it for the first time, there were drivers missing or not installed. There was no internet so I cannot activate my WinXP, no sound, USB ports cannot read my usb but for some reason my USB Mouse works fine, also there is no firewall installed either. When I got my computer, it came with Windows Vista pre-installed so I do not have the disk, I also do not have any disk that contain the files for my drivers. I went to the HP website support page and went to this link (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3458416&lang=en&) but there is only one useless driver for Windows XP! I tried to copy the drivers for Windows Vista but of course.. that failed. My question for you guys is: Where can I get the drivers for my computer?

Computer Specs: HP Pavilion s3127c
Windows XP Home Edition'
No Drivers..
NVidia Geforce 6150 LE
Connecting to the internet wirelessly

I would love to thank you guys in advance.. so THANKS!

A:Solved: Reinstalled Windows XP but no drivers! Please Help TY

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I recently had to reinstall windows xp using a repair disc not the windows xp disc and it worked fine. Except that some drivers didn't install with it. I was able to download what I needed for my NVIDIA graphics card. But my Sm Bus Controller still pops up as a "?" in hard wear manager and my Multimedia Audio Controller with a "!" .

I have tried going into my control panel and updating the device driver and reinstalling it but it finds nothing what can I do. Please help.

A:Reinstalled windows xp. Drivers didn't come with it.

Welcome to TSF....

Since windows was re-installed the thing that has to be done is to install all of the special drivers like chipset, buss, network, audio, video and others, they can be installed in any order you wish and can be found on the system recovery disk set for the computer if it is an OEM like Compaq, Dell etc. or if you do not have a recovery disk set the drivers can be found on the manufacturers web site for either the motherboard or the manufacturer of the computers web site. You can download these drivers and burn to a CD-R and then install those following instructions to reboot when asked.

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I wiped out my computer and reinstalled windows 7 home premium 64-bit on my HP A7A75UA Laptop and
Now it's saying I'm missing the drivers for "HP NetServer 10/100TX PCI LAN Adapter" under the category "Network adapters" and under "other devices" It says I'm missing "Network Controller" and "PCI Device", I don't know exactly what the actual drivers I need to download are but also I cannot connect to the Internet on my laptop without those drivers and I've tried "update driver" but it doesn't work can anyone give me the links to where I can download the drivers please?

A:Reinstalled windows 7 now missing drivers

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. Drivers in the Link below ...
Software & driver downloads HP 2000-417NR Notebook PC | HP? Support

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Hi all

I have tried to find these myself on the interenet but it all seems to be trial or just so confusing I have no idea what I am doing. I am hoping someone can help.

I did a clean reinstall of windows xp prof SP2 and everything is ok but the drivers for the following things are missing.

AMD Athlon XP 2400+

Ethernet connection driver
Multi Audio Contoller driver and
SM bus controller.

I know the ethernet is important as I cannot connect to the internet on my pc anymore lol. Can someone please point me in the right direction

Thank you

A:reinstalled windows xp, now drivers missing

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So i reinstalled windows 10 on my GPD Win and it seeps that the speaker/controller/built in mouse/wifi/bluetooth/touchscreen, and just about every other driver isnt installed, not even the battery percentage shows up in the task bar. The hardware doesn't show up in settings but i know it works properly due to it working in the UEFI menu. What drivers and what do i need to do to get them working properly again? It seems that the computer can't detect the hardware although it is displaying correctly. Although i cant use a driver detect-and-install utility because the computer isn't showing the ability to connect to wifi, although it did before and i havn't changed any of the hardware.

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Does Windows 7 have it's own drivers for graphics cards? I have the GTX 285 and I just re installed Windows 7 , the Home Edition, but I didn't install the graphics drivers for my EVGA GTX 285 just yet. Strangly I am able to play Armed Assault 2. I wonder if since lately I have been playing ArmA2 and the graphics , according to others, should be brilliant, yet they seem kinda shabby. I wonder if the card is even using the drivers I installed before or just some other drivers. can anyone explain this?

A:Just reinstalled Windows 7 without graphics drivers?

Quote: Originally Posted by Chammy

I wonder if the card is even using the drivers I installed before or just some other drivers. can anyone explain this?


Can you explain what you mean that you haven't updated your drivers, but have yet have actually installed some?

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Okay, so I've reinstalled XP and things are running smoothly now, except...

In my device manager, under "other devices" they all have a yellow ? next to them: the video, audio (no, can't hear anything other than that annoying, "bonk" sound ), ethernet, network, etc. I can't get online to download a driver (I'm at a friend's house now), so I'm trying to find what I need and burn it to disc so I can install it on my lappy (Dell, Inspiron B130 ) and get online again. I'm sure from there, I can go to the dell website and get the sound and what not fixed up, but since I can't get online, and I'm not sure what I'm looking for (there's a driver update on dell.com... is that it? Here's the link. ) I'm really having a "throw it out the window" moment here. Can anybody help me? Many thanks in advance

Oh, btw, I have cable broadband internet service (when I called them, they said my 'puter wasn't showing up, and to contact dell for a driver from the network card. Dell said, "That's $150 please" ), with a ethernet line to the router. Does that make sense?

A:so I reinstalled Windows XP... no drivers now? Can't get online...

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I scavenged parts (including the hard drive) from an old Dell XPS to build my current computer. I had to reinstall Windows XP the other day, and now when I try to install drivers from the drivers and utilities CD, I get an error saying "Setup is unable to recognize this computer as a Dell computer and will now exit". Where else can I get these drivers?

A:Reinstalled Windows, Can't Install Drivers


You can download the Drivers from the MB manufacturer website.

Get the Graphics Driver from the vendor's website.

Please list your full system specs.

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After the fresh install, will boot, but in the System, Hardware Device Mgr, Numerous yellow question marks. They are:
Multimedia Audio Controller
OtherPCI Bridge Device
PCI Memory Controller
SM Bus Controller

I can get rid of them by installing the drivers on the CD which came w/ the MoBo, but it says have to reboot to take effect. When I do,
New MoBo & CPU & video card & mem, so reformatted HD & did complete reinstall. When I reboot, a blue screen pops up before windows loads. It is gone so fast, I cannot read it. The only way can load windows is "Last good config..." Can't even load safe mode.

If I load the drivers & do not reboot, everything appears normal & everthying works. This is the only way I can access internet via Network Interface Card.

There is a note in FAQ's for this MoBo "Why will the system hang or fail to boot after installed the SW IDE Driver when using a dual core CPU under Window XP/2000? " which has updated drivers, which I loaded even though not dual core.

The XP Home I have is pre-SP1, so did slipstream including SP2. Thanks BYTEMAN for pointing me to website w/ info on how to do this.

I've done validation by internet & by telephone to Microsoft & tried reinstall several times.

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A:Reinstalled windows, will not reboot after installing drivers

If no ideas on this, does anyone know how to slow the boot process so I can see what is on the blue screen that flashes just before the win logo that kicks it out to the safe mode, last good config, etc screen?

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