I have a Gateway laptop running Windows XP and I did a destructive full system restore the other day using the system recovery disk that came with my computer. Windows came back fine except that I am unable to establish any kind of internet connection. First I tried to look for our wireless network but when I went into the Network Connections folder, the Wireless Network Connection icon had disappeared. I then hooked up the computer to the modem and tried to repair the LAN/High Speed Internet Connection but that isn't working either. I've reformatted the hard drive on my Dells a few times and have never had this problem...anybody know what's going on? I really appreciate the help. Thanks
Also I checked the device drivers that are not installed and these are the ones that are missing:
Mass storage controller
multimedia audio controller
video controller (VGA compatible)
i have all the cds that came with the computer and don't see anything that would have these drivers.