reformatted hard drive can't connect to the internet

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reformatted hard drive can't connect to the internet

Post by aigles_verts on 12th July 2010, 7:31 pm

I recently had to reformat my hard drive because the registry was corrupted. I tried everything before doing the reformatting but nothing else worked.

I used the installation CD that came with the PC to reformat and reinstall the operating system (windows XP). I had DSL when all of this happened. I am guessing that in order to be able to connect to the internet, I would probably need to download and reinstall the appropriate drivers. However, I am sure how to go about figuring which drivers to install so that I can reestablish my internet connectivity.

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks


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Re: reformatted hard drive can't connect to the internet

Post by Gabethebabe on 13th July 2010, 9:42 am

When you contracted your Internet Service Provider (ISP), they will have provided you with a router+instructions (+CD if necessary) to setup your connection. If you donīt have that info anymore, you should contact your ISP and get it.

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Re: reformatted hard drive can't connect to the internet

Post by aigles_verts on 13th July 2010, 5:49 pm

Thanks.

I think I figured it out. I did not re-install the driver for my Ethernet card. It was on one of the CDs that came with the PC. After I did that, I was able to connect without any problem.

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Re: reformatted hard drive can't connect to the internet

Post by debrah.h48 on 19th July 2010, 8:26 am

That must be a formatting error.

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