After installing windows XP Professional on my friends ACER TravelMate 2480, we ran into a whole mess of problems. Ultimately I decided to to Re-reinstall windows after getting frustrated with the mass of problems. Durring the Re-reinstall, I repartitioned the drive, reformatted the drive and continued with the install as normal. After it was all said and done, everything seemed to be in working order, until I tried to install all of the drivers lost in the mean time. I later found out that some drivers would install normally, but others required that I manually start the DCOM Server Process Launcher. I found this a little odd because I have never run into this problem before. Anyway, I finished all of installs for the ACER drivers (at least the ones that their web site lists), but can still not figure out why I can not get online by any means. I set up ACER's broadcom wireless LAN and nothing. I set up ACER's Intel PROSet/Wireless Software and nothing (actually this gives me the prompt "Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Software was unable to detect a supported wireless adapter. Please install a supported adapter."). I even tried to set up an external wireless adapter (Linksys) but still I come up with nothing. Not even connecting to my desktops hardwire give me internet. I am just not sure about what to do anymore. Any help at all would be GREATLY appreciated.