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Re-Insatll Windows Question

by johndrop / March 30, 2004 8:39 AM PST

I had to reinsatll windows after updating video drivers sent it into a booting loop. Now I cannot log onto the internet. Any suggestion?

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Re:Re-Insatll Windows Question
by glb613 / March 30, 2004 9:52 AM PST

How do you connect to the internet? Are you getting any error messages? What operating system are you using?

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Re:Re:Re-Insatll Windows Question
by johndrop / March 30, 2004 10:40 AM PST

I am running XP. All I get is "This page cannot be displayed". I have a pc connected to the same router and it connects just fine

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Got Drivers?
by Tom Aikman / March 30, 2004 12:17 PM PST

If you installed XP from an OEM or retail CD, you need to install the correct drivers for your system. Motherboard, video card, NIC card, and sound are just a few that people think XP will load for you. It won't. XP may "see" them but the hardware may not function correctly.
Cable or DSL?

Good Luck, Tom

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Re:Got Drivers?
by Stan Chambers / March 30, 2004 1:12 PM PST
In reply to: Got Drivers?

In addition to installing the driver software for all your hardware, you'll also have to re-configure your connection.
I have recently experienced the same, and configuring my wireless connection was the most difficult part for me. It was, however, a good learning experience.

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Re:Re:Got Drivers?
by stu-eyris / March 30, 2004 7:31 PM PST
In reply to: Re:Got Drivers?

another thing which sprang to mind is check and c if your are working off lin in ie, i had that problem, took me ages to find it, but the net will not work if you are working off line, also you may need to re run the network wizard, and put in the defallt gateway (routers ip address) agian


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Re:Re-Insatll Windows Question
by stu-eyris / March 30, 2004 7:27 PM PST

was it an ATI catylist driver by any chance cus i had the same proble with a boot loop, i have been told that turning shadows off can solve the problem but havent tried it, as for the internet are you on dial up or broadband,

if dial up check the phone number which you are dialing to, when you signed up it should have give it to you

if broadband remove the modem unstall the software, then reinstall as if you were installing it for the first time, acording to your suplyers guide


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