This laptop I'm working with, I've had since around 2000/2001. It has the OS ME. I have a network card so I can get online with it. I use a Dynex DX-E201 PCMCIA. So I took the laptop out, hooked the ethernet cord into the Dynex PCMCIA card and tried going online. Alright, it worked... i can go online. Now the reason why I brought this dusty laptop out was to install adware on it and test a few things. Well, this laptop was not working slow, it was actually normal speed... no lag or nothing. So I figured, before I install adware I would upgrade to XP. Ya never know, maybe I can use this computer. I tried installing and it says I don't have enough memory. Alright, so I deleted a bunch of stuff from Add/Remove Program and deleted a few things I didnt need from the hard drive. Things like games and programs I don't use.
Alright, now I try going online real quick to see something. It now says it can't connect to the internet. I can't get online at all now. I dont know why, but I just kept on going and installed XP. XP is now installed and I still can't get online.
The Dynex manual says to put the network card in and wait for Wizard to pop up. Well, it doesnt pop up. I try to run the CD and there is no "Install" button. It just tells you to plug it in and wait for wizard. I tried installing it manually by going to "Add Hardware" but it doesn't recognize it though. But everytime I put in the network card, the computer makes that beep noise. Whenever I take it out, it also makes the beep noise.
I figure I should just restore to back to ME when I could go on the internet. So I go to System Restore. Well, the ONLY restore point is January, 1999. I tried it, but I still get XP.
What I want is to try and go back to the point before I uninstalled all those programs and when I COULD get online. Any suggestions?
*EDIT: The network card is a few years old. Maybe even 3-5 yrs. But it was working yesterday before the removing of the program and installing XP.
Also, don't say, "You don't want to install adware". I have my reasons. I didnt even get to the point of installing adware.
Edited by Swag, 04 August 2009 - 12:13 PM.