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XP reinstall...Help

by pondoro / August 22, 2009 5:39 AM PDT

I reinstalled on my Dimension 2400 and can not get it on the internet. I tried this several times. I go to the LAN settings and it tells me it's OK. Can anyone please help. Thanks.

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XP. Check.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2009 5:47 AM PDT
In reply to: XP reinstall...Help

Dell Supplemental CD?

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XP reinstall
by pondoro / August 22, 2009 8:23 AM PDT
In reply to: XP. Check.

Yea. It was the Dell XP reinstall CD.

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Dell XP reinstall CD = Check.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2009 12:09 PM PDT
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Now how about the Dell Supplemental CD?

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Supplemental CD?
by pondoro / August 22, 2009 12:50 PM PDT

OK, I guess I'm going to sound a little ignorant, but I'm not sure what you mean by supplemental CD. I had to reinstall my Vista computer and all I had to load was the reinstall disc. Internet connection was there and I got all the updates from the web and it works good. So I wanted to "clean" my old XP PC to give to a relative and I thought a reinstall would take care of that. Now I can't connect to the internet and the graphics only has a 16 bit color and I can't adjust it. So, I only had to use one disc with Vista. Looking through my XP disc's I don't have a "supplemental" CD. (I'm sure you already noticed, I'm still learning)

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So far
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2009 12:53 PM PDT
In reply to: Supplemental CD?

All the Dells I encounter have the XP CD and the second "supplemental" CD which holds all the machine's drivers. You could go hunting for the drivers if you lost that CD at Put in your service tag and see what drivers Dell has for you.


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Do it from a different PC
by jainbhawna12 / August 23, 2009 10:21 AM PDT
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Remember that he can't access the internet from that PC. Use a different PC to download the drivers from and copy them to a flash drive or burn them to a CD. Make sure to download video, networking, and chipset drivers. If there are any others avalible, download them too.

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Download Drivers
by pondoro / August 23, 2009 12:54 PM PDT

Yes. That's a good idea! I will try that. Thanks very much!

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by pondoro / August 24, 2009 12:59 AM PDT
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Thank you jainbhawna12! I did just what you said. I downloaded drives to a disc and loaded them on my XP machine and presto...I had internet and the graphics.

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