internet trouble with windows

By bauerheath
May 10, 2007
  1. Hello everyone! I'm one that loves compters but knows only enough to get himself in trouble. :D My C: drive with windows has become corrupted and has adware that I can't remove. It's full of junk anyway and so I decided to format it.

    I installed windows xp home on my G: drive (300 GB) and to use IT as my C: drive and then to format my old C: drive and rename it. I can boot using my G: drive, but the windows will not recognize my broadband internet. (Which requires no sign-on. It is an "always-on" type)

    Can someone tell me the best way out of this? When I bot up using my old C: drive--internet works. When I boot up using my G: drive--it doesn't recognize an internet connection. I thogh maybe if I changed drive assignments (making G; now C:) that something would "click" in windows and I could get internet again.

    Any suggestions?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    With Windows booted from your G drive, you probably need to install your mobo drivers etc.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,168   +986

    right-click My Computer, pull down to Properties
    click the Hardware Tab and then the Device Manager
    click View menu, Show hidden devices
    expand ever [+] sign

    now look for YELLOW or RED flags; these all need to be fixed
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