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can't get my network adapter to work after i reinstalled win

i reinstalled windows xp home edition on my ibm
thinkpad laptop (i don't know what model it is)and now my network adapter won't work i have spent hours trying to find out what kind of card it is so i can download the driver and get it to work but i cant figure it out please help me !!!! is there a command or program for windows xp that will tell me what kind of card it is

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This is very proper.

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Microsoft does not put the drivers needed on the XP CD. Also it is impossible to tell you what drivers are needed since you are unable to share the model.

-> CAN I ASK WHY YOU DON'T KNOW? All the IBM laptops I've seen have that information on the bottom. Also all the laptop owners I see today know what they own. Was there more to this story like you picked it up from the dumpster?

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i found it

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it's an ibm thinkpad r40

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Here's the driver page.

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See http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-46024.html

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it's my dads old computer

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it's my dad's old work computer. i've looked on the bottom and i can't find it

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Then use tools to find out.

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1. Ask dad.
2. Ask EVEREST (see google.com to find the software.)
2.5 Ask BELARC ADVISOR
3. Ask others "What is this thing?"

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it's an r40

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it is an ibm thinkpad r40

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(NT) You wrote that in post 3.

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sorry

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yeah my bad so can you help me now that you have the model?

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(NT) See post 4.

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i'm an idiot

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sorry this is the first time i've done this thanks for the help

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Sorry. Those that are, never would ask!

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I wouldn't call our members that.

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