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Wireless problems after change to XP Pro


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Handyann

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Hi all,

I've been having problems with my laptop since the last blasted Windows Media Centre update, tried a factory reset with very limited success, so my son wiped the bit of the drive with Windows on and installed XP Pro instead ( I don't of course have a Media Centre disk as the salesman said "..it repairs itself madam, you won't need one....) :)

Anyway, apart from this XP looking very old and clunky by comparison, it seems that my wireless capability has vanished. The Network Wireless Setup page only shows the mobile 3-Store connection I use when on the move, and the standard Lan setting which I don't use. I have access to wireless at my workplace.

In Device Manager, there's a raft of items with yellow exclamation marks - ethernet controller, PCI device, 3 x Flash Memory entries, SM Bus Controller and Video Controller. They appear not to be installed but I can't get them to install either from the XP disk or from the wizard searching the net.

I would be so pleased if someone could help as I use the laptop extensively for work and as I'm very newly self-employed, I'm losing money all the time it's not right.

Many thanks,
Ann
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Mr Freeze

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what is the make of your laptop

what is the model number

all the necessary can be found

you lapto will be running back to par
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Hi and many thanks for your reply.

The laptop is an Acer Aspire 5100, model number BL51.

Hope that's the right info!

Ann
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Ztruker

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Go to this web site, select your model. All the drivers and software are available there.

http://www.acerpanam...FTOKEN=52292398

BTW: ACER has a horrible web site compared to Dell or HP.
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