Had such a problem with the previous XP sp2 / latest Firefox install on my desktop that the recommended fix was so far beyond my comprehension (an IT engineer I am definitely not, and the recommended fix was just so much Greek to me) that I just backed up everything and reformatted the C drive. Have done that several times in the past with no problems. Reinstalled Windows, everything seems to be going fine, but it won't connect to the internet. I've checked and it's set to auto detect. Right now I've got the same cable plugged into my laptop and it's working fine. Tried to activate Windows and it couldn't connect, also a couple other installs tried to connect without success. Unplugged / replugged several times, every time I plug the same cable into the laptop it works fine. Tried clicking IE and it couldn't find the internet either. Have not had this problem before on a couple similar reformats. The connection was working fine on the desktop before the XP reinstall. What am I missing? Thanks!!