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NEW XP Internet/Screen Resolution Problems

By cheyroll04
Jan 26, 2006
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  1. Computer suffered from a virus. Internet would not let me leave home page; all programs running inproperly. Tried an XP repair, didnt work. Just today completely reinstalled clean copy of windows XP now I can't access internet (zoomtwon) at all. Cable is fine, if i remove and plug into my laptop I get the internet (hence how i'm writing this) But unrecognized on the PC. Also the screen resolution has no options other than 800x600pix. and color can only be medium(16 bit). HELP, please :O)
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    After a new install of your OS.

    You`ll need to reinstall the drivers for your modem, and graphics card. Also, you should reinstall your chipset drivers as well.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. cheyroll04

    cheyroll04 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, but I need more help

    I appreciate your response so much, but how on earth do I reinstall those drivers?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    You will be able to find the drivers on the websites of your equipment manufacturers.

    If you could give us the makes and models of your Modem/Graphics card/Motherboard.

    We would be quite happy to supply you with the links to the drivers etc.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. kaymastah

    kaymastah TS Rookie Posts: 63

    Howard is right, I'd start with chipset drivers first, then graphics, modem etc. Windows might want you to reboot after installing most of that, however from my experience it may wait :) Reboot once you've done installing all the drivers.
  6. cheyroll04

    cheyroll04 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    more info about my system

    If you can help me find the drivers that would be excellent, i really don't know what I'm doing. The computer is a Dell Dimension 2400(X86-based PC) we never installed a new graphic card or motherboard so they are the system default i suppose. We connect using a Westell modem to zoomtown.... does this information help you to be able to help me
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    You should be able to get most, if not all of the drivers you require from HERE

    Regards Howard :)
  8. cheyroll04

    cheyroll04 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    still problems....

    internet is working now; still cant fix the screen resolution- which drivers do i need for that....
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Graphics/video card drivers.

    Regards Howard :)
  10. cheyroll04

    cheyroll04 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks!

    Thank you so much! All better
  11. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Glad we could help.

    Regards Howard :)
     
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