...at the link below:
It appears like you may have some of the driver issues sorted out but because it's a reburbished computer, the internet connection is now not working.. As such, here we solve such issues by simply swapping in a new ethernet card and its drivers(NIC).. Disable the old, enable the new and you're up and running.
Hope this helps.
I have a refurbished dimension 5150 desktop, win xp home edition, 3.0gHz, 1GB Ram, 160 GB HD.
I wiped the HD with dban as recommended. I reinstalled os using the disk "Microsoft XP Home Edition for Ultra Low Cost PCs SP3". Install was successful.
However, I mistakenly installed drivers in incorrect order, before I had obtained all of them. Therefore wiped drive again. This time, install from same cd gave the error message" Insert sp3 cd rom in drive."
Since this is a "clean install", why am I getting this message this time? It states "File 'asms' on sp3 cd is needed.
I do not have this cd presently. Can I burn it from the file I have on my flash drive? This contains all the recommended upgrades from the Dell website, except sp3 which was obtained from Microsoft.
I think I am close to getting this old desktop in working order, until this.
I could not locate any posts regarding this difficulty on this website, although I did not go through 2300+ posts.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.