I see I'm missing some controllers including the one for ethernet card. I have downloaded the communications controller from Dell here http://www.dell.com/...c=us&l=en&s=dhs to a laptop, copied the (file R72270.EXE) to a usb stick, copied the file to the Dell, executed and installed the file in C:dell/drivers and then tried to install it via Systems/Hardware/right click the ethernet card (marked in yellow as missing) and reinstall. The reinstallation does not work.
And still cannot connect to the Internet.
I've reinstalled XP before on other machines and it's been follow-the-steps easy. Seem to be missing something basic here. Help appreciated thanks.