Just formatted and reinstalled Windows XP, need help

By delicioustrap
Jul 5, 2008
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  1. lp!)
    ok, so i busted out an old computer this morning. realized i forgot the password, but that was ok, i was plannin on formatting and reinstalling windows xp on it anyways. (it was full of viruses)


    ok, well i'm not super tech-knowledgeable so bear with me...


    i want to update windows to its current status, so i need to get on the internet. my router (verizon fios) is right next to my computer, so i figured i could just plug the yellow-cord-thingy from my router to my computer. so i did, but internet explorer won't connect.


    do i need to download something? if so, what exactly (links are nice...) and how do i download it on the other computer if it can't connect to the internet.....
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Actually it's difficult to follow you

    So the computer with the password, did you need that removed? See here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post633339-2.html

    The computer with the Network issue (Is this another computer?)
    No you do not need to load any drivers, for ethernet connection (except the computer drivers ofcourse)
    But there may be some settings that your ISP require to be inserted
    You should call them, and ask if there are any settings to change

    Also, it would be nice of you to Edit your original post, then choose "Go Advanced" and then remove the capitals from your title (capitals mean you are yelling)
  3. delicioustrap

    delicioustrap Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    ok, well i'm typing from a computer that works fine. no problems with this.



    i formatted the computer that had the password and reinstalled windows xp. but now i need to know how to connect to the internet on the 'computer that was formatted'.


    i have a verizon fios router that's connected to the internet and works fine. and also one of the yellow cords (can't remember what they're called) but they're used for wired connections from the router to a computer. i was thinking i would just use a wired connection for this, but i have no idea if i need a driver or w.e. to get my internet working (the ONLY thing it has on it is whatever the windows xp installation disc put on it.)
  4. delicioustrap

    delicioustrap Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    AND CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL! (but i'll change it.....)
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Capitals still there

    Anyway:
    I see !

    Well you need to go to your manufactures support web page and download all the drivers for your motherboard (or computer)
    By the way what make and model is it specifically? (the computer specs I mean)
  6. delicioustrap

    delicioustrap Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    sry, when i edit the title in 'go advanced' it doesn't change the title on the board.


    but anyways, it's a dell dimension 2400. is there a page that lists every driver i should download for basic usage on my computer? if so i would very much appreciate a link.
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    It should work

    I can edit my Title
  9. delicioustrap

    delicioustrap Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    ok, just for clarification.

    here are the drivers available for windows xp on my dimension 2400.

    http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=555&l=en&s=biz&ServiceTag=&SystemID=DIM_PNT_P4_CEL_2400&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=


    which drivers would you suggest me getting? i think once i can get on the internet i'll go ahead and download every driver i can. but until then, i just need the ones needed to get on the internet.

    i'd be using a yellow LAN wire to connect the computer to my router.


    and i'm guessing the method of getting the drivers to my computer would be to 'save file' (file being the driver i'm downloading) to a usb flash drive, then open the file in my computer-that-can't-connect and it'll install them?
  10. delicioustrap

    delicioustrap Newcomer, in training Topic Starter


    i can edit the first post's title, but apparently with this forum software it treats the first post's title different than the actual thread title. (see my first post and you'll see that the first post title is in lowercase)
  11. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  12. delicioustrap

    delicioustrap Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    save it to a flash drive, and run it on my other computer right?
  13. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Right :grinthumb
     
  14. delicioustrap

    delicioustrap Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    woot!

    internet now working! now with that i can fix other stuff from that computer!
  15. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Problem solved. :)
    And Title edited
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