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Old September 27, 2010, 03:06 PM
Dave Simpson Dave Simpson is offline
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Default Dummy Needs Help Installing XP; Really Stumped...

Hi Dudes,

A pal brought to me her old Dell desktop which requires a simple reformat, XP 32. I've cleanly installed two different versions of XP now, Home and Pro editions, both legit copies. Each time, the install went as it normally would, but each time following installation, I can't get on the web or connect to a network (am attempting to connect via ethernet cable from router to this dektop). She assures me that nothing has changed with the PC's hardware, so why am I getting the big yellow question mark in device manager, regarding the ethernet controller? FWIW, there are also question marks beside video controller and a couple other unrelated items, as well.

What am I missing here? Really appreciate some help.

Thanks a lot.
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