Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Internet Access


  • Please log in to reply

#1
grandpa

grandpa

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 265 posts
Hi

I have just reinstalled XP, (at the moment with only SP1). and nothing else.

Should I be able to access the internet without loading anything else.

Unfortunately I don't have any other discs ie motherboard etc. Can any one tell me what I need to do.

I think the motherboard is a Gygabytes Technologies one.

Many thanks

Grandpa
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
If you told it during the installation to install the network then yes it should be able to go online. I take it you have a broadband connection?
  • 0

#3
grandpa

grandpa

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 265 posts
Hi,

Thanks for your reply.

Yes we do have a Broadband connection. Should I reload/repair windows in case I didn't install the network.

Cheers

Grandpa
  • 0

#4
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
Let's see if the network is setup before going through all that.
Go to Start then to Control Panel
Click on Network and then let me know if anything is showing in there.
  • 0

#5
grandpa

grandpa

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 265 posts
Hi

Did that, and it shows a Broadband connection, but its one that I did.I may not have done it properly. It shows Disconnectd Wan Miniport (PPOE).

cheers

Grandpa
  • 0

#6
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
OK have you tried to hook up the ethernet cable and see if the internet works?
If not let's start fresh then and go through the connections again and this time right click on the broadband connection and then click on repair.
Let me know how it works.
  • 0

#7
123Runner

123Runner

    Member 4k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,305 posts
Was the disk you used a recovery CD or a full version of the OS?

Please Go to
1: STARTand the click on RUN
2: Type in devmgmt.msc
3: Click Enter
4. Look for any entries with Yellow Exclamation ! marks or Red X's

In your next reply please include those results
  • 0

#8
grandpa

grandpa

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 265 posts
Hi 123 Runner.

Did as suggested and found that there was a Yellow "question mark" in Other devices including the ethernet controller, which does not have a driver installed. Somehow I guess I need to get on as far as I see the Motherboard is a GA-8IG1000MK 1

Many thanks for all the help

Kind regards

Grandpa
  • 0

#9
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
Go HERE and scroll down till you get to the Lan section.
Download the driver with this date 2006/05/22
Click on the America link. Download and save to your Desktop. This will make it easier to find on the next steps.
Once downloaded then go back to Device Manager per 123Runners instruction.
Right click on the ethernet controller and then on update driver. When it asks for the location of the driver then point it to the driver you saved on your desktop.
Let us know how it works.
  • 0

#10
grandpa

grandpa

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 265 posts
Hi Guys

Have tried that, however I had to extract the files and saved to the desktop. Now my prob is the desktop shows the Intell folder which contains heeps of files. Im not sure which file/s I need to install, as I can't just install the Intell file which has the wee plus on the left hand side.
H E L P.

Many thanks

Kind regards

Grandpa
  • 0

Advertisements


#11
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
Did you go through the Device Manager like I instructed in post 9?
By doing that you can update the driver without having to go into the folder. When asked where to look then point it at the folder on your desktop.
If this doesn't work then open the folder and then take a screenshot to attach in your next reply.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


Attach it to your next reply
  • 0

#12
grandpa

grandpa

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 265 posts
Hi Guys

Ive done exactly as intructed.

However when I get to "point" to the desktop, the OK box is grayed out.

Ive attached a screen shot, maybe there's an answer there.

Many thanks for your patience.

Kind regards

Grandpa
  • 0

#13
grandpa

grandpa

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 265 posts
Hi

Im not sure whether the screen shot uploaded, so have done it again.

Cheers

Grandpadesktop.JPG desktop.JPG
  • 0

#14
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
Either the install or setup command should work in that folder. Have you tried either or both and what were the results?
  • 0

#15
grandpa

grandpa

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 265 posts
Hi

I tried both. The installer said it installed. But when I looked at the device manager. The yellow ? mrks were still there. Have attached another screen dump, which may be helpful

Many thanks

Cheers

GrandpaDesktop1.JPG
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP