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Problems After A Restore


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spencermed

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On my Gateway notebook WinXP the hard drive couldn't be fixed so I got another one, put it in and put the system disk that came with the laptop in to install my OS, now I can't connect to the internet.

It's as if the notbook doesn't know I even can use wireless. Before the whole problem I was able to detect and connect to any wireless network in range, but now it wants me to connect with an ethernet or phoneline. How can I fix this?

For reference other comps in the home: Gateway notebook Win7, Gateway desktop WinXP

Thank you.
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You might try this:

http://cexx.org/lspfix.htm
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You might try this:

http://cexx.org/lspfix.htm


The software did nothing :) but when I checked the BIOS on startup in the advanced menu it says wireless LAN [restore] but it's grayed out and I can't highlight it.

The only disk that came with my system is what I put in to reinstall the OS on this new hdd, so what can I do?
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You might try this:

http://cexx.org/lspfix.htm


The software did nothing :) but when I checked the BIOS on startup in the advanced menu it says wireless LAN [restore] but it's grayed out and I can't highlight it.

The only disk that came with my system is what I put in to reinstall the OS on this new hdd, so what can I do?


Ok, just kidding I fixed it, it needed a device driver which I found and downloaded onto a flashdrive then installed it on the system, only problem now is that I can't find/install intel pro wireless.
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If you used a original XP install disk and not a restore disk, then you need to install the board drivers.
You might be missing others also.

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

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