So as some may know reading my other posts, I reformated this box last week.
It all works fine... Almost
Ok now i get into the story..
See, I have Dialup, and this is the only computer with Ethernet capability in this house, so i've never had to use my intergrated Ethernet Port ( I have a DELL DIMENSION 4600 )
Anyway, when i reinstalled winxp (home), i needed to install 4 additionnal drivers;
1 for my sound
1 for my ethernet
1 for my graphics ( NVIDIA GEFORCE 5200 FX )
1 for my SM bus.
The order i stated them is the order i installed the drivers with my ressource CD.
SOO, first question, -->
Is there a specific order to install drivers, that Windows didnt do alone?
Moving on. The day after i installed xp, last week, i brought my box over to a friends, and used his high-speed to update windows and all.
Thing is, when i came to hook up to his network, with the LAN cable, it didnt work!
Tried hooking up the modem directly into my ethernet port... didnt work.
So, as a stopgap measure i put in one of his old wireless ethernet cards, and that worked fine, got my updates, the whole shibang.
Again, another concern. At some point i come to put his USB FLASH key ( LEXAR JUMP DRIVE 512 MB ) into my computer, and it doesnt work. However, the usb drivers ARE installed, AND all the devices i have here at home work fine... Webcam, printer, mouse, and external HDD.
SO, my main question is -->
Did my order of installing those extra drivers cause a malfunction?
If so, why would it only selecively not work with my friends stuff, but work fine with mine ( USB stuff i mean )
Again, if so, is there a way to fix this, without re-installing windows..again?
Unfortunately i wont be able to test if it works, cause i have no second computer to test the Ethernet with... and all my usb stuff here works fine... but i'd appreciate any insight you may have for me.
This was my first time formatting and installing OS without the help of DELL support (well, installing XP on this machene i mean, i installed WIN98 on our old pentium100 several times with no problems.. )
Thanks very much, i know my question(s) is in capable hands.