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Slasherbaven

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After deleting Ubuntu and reinstalling Windows XP, I couldn't connect to the internet because my LAN doesn't show up.
My laptop is a Compaq Presario v3500 V3713AU.

Everytime I enter Windows, it keeps prompting, saying "New Hardware Found - Ethernet Controller". However, since my laptop couldn't connect to the internet, the driver for whatever card it is could not be obtained.

The only Local Area Network connection that shows up is a certain 1394 connection, which I later found out to it being FireWire.

Any suggestions? =/
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Short answer: go to HP's Web site (since they own Compaq now) and download the LAN driver to another PC. "Sneakernet" it (i.e. save it to a disk or flash drive and walk it over) and then point the install wizard to that location.

Try this link for the driver. Technically, it's for Vista, but should do the trick for XP. Worst case, XP refuses to install it.
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No, unfortunately that did not work.
Any alternatives? =/
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Using any computer go to the Compaq website, drivers and download and put in the service tag number of your machine. Then you will get the exact specifications for it. If Compaq doesn't support XP on that machine you may have to get the drivers from the device maker.
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What I did was I went to the nVIDIA website and download the set drivers for the Ethernet Controller.
And it worked!

Thanks for all the help anyway. =]
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