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Would Microsoft Windows Recovery Console help. The combofix installed it prior to running it. Probably a dumb ?
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Have to go to get everyone ready for bed. Talk to you tomorrow. THanks for trying to fix this today.
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Lets try doing a sfc /scannow from the command line next.
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Also try installing Firefox from my signature below and see if it will connect.
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I just typed this but it didn't post. ANyway I am running sfc/scannow now.
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I can work on this until 11am. Work until 10pm tonight leave in am for mini-vacation. Life gets in the way. Sorry I didn't know that you should continue on this thread I tried to post new thread regarding this because I thought it had been too long since last post. Tried to reinstall drivers - waste of time
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sfc/scannow finished no report or comment given. What do I do? The Network connections on my computer are now blank. I worked with Dell and they had me try a drivers file but it had different files from my computer and the network card was not their's so that kicked me out.
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Since no ones seems online now I will go get ready for work. Back in 30 minutes.
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Have you tried to do a Repair Installation on your XP yet?
It may be you are missing some vital files to allow the network to work.

What I would suggest you do is to Backup your Data Files.
For this I would suggest using a External Hard Drive Enclosure. This will allow you to keep your Important Data safe and Separated from the main system in case of problems. The cost for this kind of Backup System has come down a lot. I would suggest a 500 Gig capacity for your needs. Since you will only be Backing Up Data Files Only this should be sufficient to do that for you. Follow the next two links to see examples of the price you will be looking at.
HERE
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I suggest going to Microsofts Backup Tutorial and follow the steps to do a Backup to a External Drive and also it will guide you on how to do a Scheduled Backup even at night.

Another way you can do a Backup is by using DVD’s. This method is just as effective and can be done using the same steps as above.


After the above is done then go on to the next step.



Repair Installation Instructions

· Insert your Windows XP CD in your CD-ROM and then Restart your computer.
· At the first post screen start tapping the Del key to enter System Bios
· Find the Advance Options or Boot Sequence screen.
· You will need to change the boot sequence so that the CDrom is first and the HD is second.
· Press F10 to Save and Exit and then press Enter to accept.
· The system will now reboot
· When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
· When you see the following message displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER
· To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
· At this point an option to press R to enter the Recovery Console is displayed. DO NOT SELECT THIS OPTION.

· On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
· Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected and highlighted in the box, and then press the R key to repair Windows XP.
· Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.

You can also go HERE
to read a step by step tutorial with screenshots.
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Can I use the files and settings transfer wizard. I set it up to go to my 4 gb usb drive. I should have enough room on it. I already backed up docs and email addresses but this did it all. Then I can just run it in reverse as if the desktop I took it off of is now the new computer. Does that make sense?
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All you want to backup is the data. Programs cannot be backed up. This is just a safety step justin case something goes wrong with the repair installation. Normally the repair goes without a problem.
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Wizard is almost done. I started it before I got your post. Anyway all of it should be there. We can extract word publisher and all that with email addresses and current messages can't we?
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I have an XP Home reinstallation disc from dell but it for my old laptop not this desktop. The XP home for this desktop was damaged by kids visiting. It won't work. What should I do?
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It is running XP HOme 5.1 sp 3
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That will be a problem. Have you contacted the manufacturer DELL to see about purchasing recovery disks for your system?
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