I reinstalled XP on my old compaq a couple of days ago, but while installing the isp software, the software couldnt detect any internet connection. I am wondering if there is any simple solution for this.
I tried updating the integrated nic adapter via downloading from this computer, but it had no effect. this computer that im using is connected to the internet modem and is working correctly. it uses a wireless Linksys card.
I also tried to install all of the original non xp software from the 5 install disks, but the computer didnt detect it when i tried to boot from it. Also, i tried to launch it while xp was on, but that didnt work.
I am not sure if i used the correct original xp install and software disks, my 3 computers os disks are mixed together, but i did use the xp key on the case of the computer.
Later, i installed xp service pack2, but once i booted, the resolution was something like 640x 400 with 64 colors. After that, i used the recovery console and went back to the configuration before the service pack update.
The computer is a compaq presario 6000t, which runs xp home, has 512 mb ram, 2 ghz pent 4, and has integrated graphics. I am pretty sure no new hardware was installed since i got it like 3 years ago.
I spent all of yesterday downloading drivers and attempting to troubleshoot the computer.