xp reinstall..need drivers

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by whiteshoes, Apr 9, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. whiteshoes

    whiteshoes Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Posts:
    5
    hi all sorry if this is the wrong forum but this is my first post and not sure were to put it.... i had a problem with my windows xp. i tried rebooting my pc but every time it got to the blue welcome screen it started a loop and rebooted the pc, so a friend gave me a xp disc and i reinstalled xp over the top of my original. i have been able to access all my program files and documents no problem...but i have come to reinstall my o2 internet and i am getting error messages saying my ethernet card needs drivers installing but this hasnt worked and i still cant get onto the internet. as the modem is wireless i can access the internet via this laptop, my pc is connected via a ethernet cable. i am at a loss any help would be much appreciated tia john
     
  2. philby

    philby Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2008
    Posts:
    940
    I hope the XP edition you installed over the top was the same...?

    You could try going to the manufacturer's site for the problem machine using the laptop you're on now and saving the relevant drivers to any external media.

    Then, pull them off onto the problem machine and install them.

    philby
     
  3. hossie

    hossie Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2005
    Posts:
    88
    Hi

    Have you installed network card or is it onbaord(inbuilt on to motherboard).

    If its a network card , then I am sure you would have the device driver CD with you and if its onboard , drivers will be in CD that came with the motherboard.

    You can follow the following steps

    Right Click on my computer and click on properties. Then click on hardware tab and then device manager. Locate the Network adapters and click on the + sign .. you will get an entry with exclamation mark. Right click on it and click on uninstall. After you have uninstalled it , Windows will try to automatically install it, in case it does not , right click in network adaptars again and then click on scan for hardware changes, it will automatically install it.
     
  4. Sully

    Sully Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2005
    Posts:
    3,719
    You obviously have access to the net. Why don't you just look up your specs for your computer online? If it is dell or hp or similar, type in your model or code. It should give you what network adapter you have. Then downlaod the driver and put it on usb stick or cd. Then install it on your computer. Assuming it is missing the drivers.

    Sul.
     
  5. hossie

    hossie Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2005
    Posts:
    88
    Just a small thing

    He is not able to go the internet as his NIC is not installed properly and he connects through NIC.
     
  6. whiteshoes

    whiteshoes Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Posts:
    5
    thx everyone for your input..in response hossie its in with the motherboard. the pc is about 4 years old and i didnt get any drivers or anything with it. i switched to o2 b/band about 2 month ago and had no problem with network card then when i was installing the b/band thx again john
     
  7. whiteshoes

    whiteshoes Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Posts:
    5
    sorry hossie
    Right Click on my computer and click on properties. Then click on hardware tab and then device manager. Locate the Network adapters and click on the + sign .. you will get an entry with exclamation mark. Right click on it and click on uninstall. After you have uninstalled it , Windows will try to automatically install it, in case it does not , right click in network adaptars again and then click on scan for hardware changes, it will automatically install it.
    i tried this process but to no avail
     
  8. philby

    philby Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2008
    Posts:
    940
    Have you tried what both Sully and I suggested (using the internet-capable machine you're using now)?

    philby
     
  9. cruelsister

    cruelsister Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Posts:
    974
    Location:
    Paris
    Try downloading from somewhere either Driver Magician or Driver Genius and install it on your machine. It will tell you what hardware you have, gives you the latest version numbers of the driver and a location to download it from.
     
  10. ThunderZ

    ThunderZ Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Posts:
    2,459
    Location:
    North central Ohio, U.S.A.
    If it is a bought off the shelf PC then go to the manufacturers website.

    If it is a self built then the motherboard manufacturer should be known. Or the information can be found on the motherboard itself. Go to their website.

    Of course all this being done from the PC you used to post initially. Or another that has Internet access.
     
  11. whiteshoes

    whiteshoes Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Posts:
    5
    thx guys i have just d/loaded driver magician & genius... i will try both these in the morning thx again john
     
  12. Metal425

    Metal425 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Posts:
    188
    Location:
    Southern California
    Didn't your card come with a driver disc?
     
  13. Steven Avery

    Steven Avery Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Posts:
    110
    Hi Folks,

    Is it possible that the XP "install over" is cumbersome, either contributing to this problem or problematic in the longer run ?

    You could back up your data files, and then format and then do a clean XP install.

    I'm no expert on these things, but I think that if you have the time, that will help your puter. You didn't make it clear if the 'install over' was the identical CDs of the original install.

    Oh, back up your drivers (Double Driver, Driver Backup!, DriverMax are three of the freeware products, DriverView by Nirsoft gets you a good techie list.) as well, so at least you have knowledge of what the drivers are in your current install.

    Shalom,
    Steven Avery
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.