I bought this emachine a few years ago, it came with Windows Vista on it, yes this is an xp question). Anyways, somehow the computer's hard-drive got damaged and had to be replaced. The computer came with vista installed and I didn't recieve any OS discs or anything of the like with it.
To make a long story short, I had an original copy of Windows XP and installed it onto the new hard-drive. But the computer won't connect to the internet. It doesn't have a modem or network device in the device manager. I know that this is usually the problem of not having the correct driver.
I have tried severl different drivers and am still not having any luck.. I think it may have something to do with the hardware though un-likely or it could be something to do with the computers hardware needing something specific? I have also tried plugging in a USB adapter to connect to the internet but it brings up an error where it is identifying the device as "USB device" and cannot find the driver or whatever.
If anyone knows what exactly the problem is or how I can fix it then that would be great.
Btw the model of emachine is el1300g-0lw.