issue with re-connecting network...

By Forsberg
Dec 13, 2005
  1. After I got the "cable unplugged" figured out. I realized I forgot how to get the network working again. My scenario...
    Both XP Home
    computer 1 was left intact.
    computer 1 can access the internet
    computer 2 can't access anything
    was previously networked until computer 2 hard drive died on me
    installed windows on a diffrent hard drive on computer 2
    router in place.

    What can I do to get computer 1 and 2 to see and acces each other and to have computer 2 acess the internet?

    Thanks for the help in advance!
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Run the network setup wizard on comp2, its also best if you set it to the same workgroup as comp1.
  3. Forsberg

    Forsberg TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I found that reinstalling NIC worked best. Then doing the wizard. Thanks...Mind you, I attempted the wizard before and failed. Odd eh?...Damn Microsoft!! :) :rolleyes:
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,330   +622

    uninstall the NIC driver and then reinstalling should have the same effect without
    removing the hardware.
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