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Reformatted, Reinstalled XP- Now no ethernet recognition

by rudeboyevan / January 13, 2013 11:27 PM PST

I'll be honest- I haven't touched windows in years.

A friend asked me to wipe out their virus ridden HP Slimline, so I did so. I reformatted and reinstalled XP Home edition, everything seemed to go smoothly.

...until I went to connect to the web. For some reason, there is no connection- as far as I know, it's not regonizing any ethernet- even though there is a connection.

I've trolled through tons of drivers- both from HP's site, and the modem's...nothing seems to work.

Is this a net adapter issue? Where should I turn?

HELP please!!!



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It could be a XP issue but first
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 14, 2013 1:12 AM PST

XP's install is not for most of us. It may be time to move on if the owner does not want to ask HP how to install XP. Here's an example chat with HP.

I don't want to upset you but XP is from a time long ago where folk put up with such nonsense. It's time to move on.

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Wanna buy it?
by rudeboyevan / January 14, 2013 9:46 PM PST

Unfortunately I don't think they're in the market for upgrading- the computer is used merely for web browsing, and I'm sure as heck not gonna buy them an upgrade.

I was doing this when I was 13, and I've forgotten 10 years later. It's gotta be something simple.
Maybe I'll have a chat with HP, that's a good Idea. Thanks for the response.

Anyone else?

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Then we can fix that web browsing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 14, 2013 11:56 PM PST
In reply to: Wanna buy it?

Boot up Ubuntu and use Firefox there. This neatly sidesteps all the nutty driver hell hunting.

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