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

cannot connect to the internet after install


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Kylep1990

Kylep1990

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 16 posts
i had just installed windows xp home editon, i had just bought it new. onto my presario SR2173WM and it wouldent connect to the internet. so i tried to see if i could upsate the driver but i dont know what driver to update or even how to do so, i figured network adapters but the only on there is

1394 net adapter.

and on other devices there is

"other PCI Bridge device"
"PCI device"
"PCI simple communication controller"
"sim Bus controller"

can somone help me?
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
SleepyDude

SleepyDude

    Trusted Helper

  • Malware Removal
  • 4,149 posts
Hi Kylep :welcome:

Is the Windows XP the original Operating System installed on the machine?
  • 0

#3
Wolfeymole

Wolfeymole

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,929 posts
My guess is that it wasn't Sleep Dude and you have obviously researched this as all there is available for XP is a scabby LiteScribe download.

Kylep, we need to know if the original operating system was Vista or Windows 7 and what the bit was, example Vista 32 bit or Windows 7 64 bit etc.
  • 0

#4
Kylep1990

Kylep1990

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 16 posts
It was windows vista 32 bit, the harddrive stopped working so i had bought XP

Edited by Kylep1990, 04 January 2013 - 01:36 PM.

  • 0

#5
Kylep1990

Kylep1990

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 16 posts

It was windows vista 32 bit, the harddrive stopped working so i had bought XP

i bought xp and replaced the hardrive is what i ment
  • 0

#6
Wolfeymole

Wolfeymole

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,929 posts
Didn't you make any back to factory Vista Recovery disks when Vista was on the machine?

When the hard drive died all you would have needed to do is get a new drive and reinstall Vista.

This is presuming that you never got any disks when you first got the machine.

Edited by Wolfeymole, 05 January 2013 - 03:40 AM.

  • 0

#7
Kylep1990

Kylep1990

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 16 posts
no unfortunately. i do not have any org disc or back up of vista. poor planning on my part i know.

Edited by Kylep1990, 05 January 2013 - 04:48 PM.

  • 0

#8
Kylep1990

Kylep1990

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 16 posts
personally i like xp better. so how can i get this working?
  • 0

#9
SleepyDude

SleepyDude

    Trusted Helper

  • Malware Removal
  • 4,149 posts

personally i like xp better. so how can i get this working?


XP is almost history... for some hardware more or less recent there are no drivers for Windows XP. How much memory the computer have?
Its your choice but prepare your self to search the net for the different drivers needed.

Lets start with the Network card...
  • Open Device Manager (Start > Run > devmgmt.msc)
  • right click the PCI Device on the other devices section
  • click Properties > Tab Details > On the Property box select Device Instance Id
  • Copy & Paste the values on the box to your Reply

  • 0

#10
Kylep1990

Kylep1990

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 16 posts
yeah well its all i could afford, and i wanted genuine not some rip off. :/ i have a few more years right? lol
and it has 3 gigs of ram

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_026C&SUBSYS_2A34103C&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&0&81

Edited by Kylep1990, 05 January 2013 - 05:18 PM.

  • 0

Advertisements


#11
SleepyDude

SleepyDude

    Trusted Helper

  • Malware Removal
  • 4,149 posts

yeah well its all i could afford, and i wanted genuine not some rip off...


Does the machine have the COA sticker with the Windows Vista key on it?
  • 1

#12
Kylep1990

Kylep1990

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 16 posts
omg yeah >.< i never noticed that sticker before!
  • 0

#13
Kylep1990

Kylep1990

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 16 posts
how do i go about downloading vista?
  • 0

#14
SleepyDude

SleepyDude

    Trusted Helper

  • Malware Removal
  • 4,149 posts

omg yeah >.< i never noticed that sticker before!


Ok, then you can install Windows Vista legally on the machine you don't need a XP license.
Check on the sticker the exact Windows Vista edition, Home Premium, Professional, etc.

Edit: Never mind you can use Windows Vista Ultimate, when you insert your key it will install only the correct version you can legally use.

Edited by SleepyDude, 05 January 2013 - 05:39 PM.

  • 0

#15
Kylep1990

Kylep1990

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 16 posts
home premium. "OEMAct" and a easy to read product key
  • 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