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XP and Network problem
7-30-10 | edcoil

Posted on 07/30/2010 8:31:18 PM PDT by edcoil

I installed a new harddrive and new XP pro on my sons computer today. All is fine except it cannot access the internet.

When I try to create a network, it says it cannot find network adaptors and devices.

It is a new installation, any ideas?

Thanks.


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To: dalereed
Even a Powerglide has 3 gears, low, drag, and race!

The shift selector was labeled thusly: P N D L R

When you shove it into race get out your dustpan and broom!

And that, dear friends is because no matter what speed you are traveling when you yank that shifter down into "R" (for race), that Powerglide WILL drop into "R". And parts will fly.

And your engine will stall. And if the innards don't become outerds, you will be the proud owner of a terminal hemorrhage (pour trans fluid in the top, watch it come out the bottom...) Not that I learned any of this from driving a '56 Chevy model 210 hardtop with the 265 c.i. V8... Did get over 100,000 miles on it before I upgraded to a '64 Chevelle.

51 posted on 07/30/2010 10:56:48 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Sporaticus

I had a ‘55 4-door Bel-Air with a 265 and a Powerglide.
My first car, bought for $50 in 1970, actually, truly, from a little old lady. Mint, hardly any miles.


52 posted on 07/30/2010 11:27:52 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: edcoil

Nobody laugh...after days of trying to get my laptop on the wireless network I found a little slide switch on the side. Presto!


53 posted on 07/31/2010 12:20:12 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: Sporaticus
Hi I’ve got this 55’ Chevy with auto transmission. It wont auto shift into higher 3rd gear. I’ve got the tranny apart and on a workbench. What do I do?

'55 Chevy transmission for sale. Perfect working order.

54 posted on 07/31/2010 12:22:12 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: edcoil

You may have tried this...but have you unplugged your router, pulled the power to it and let it sit. Then turned off your computer. Turn everything back on (router first).

Someone posted they called the Internet service provider tech and it reminded me that this was all it took with XP.


55 posted on 07/31/2010 12:24:20 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: Sporaticus

Go to Turkey and purchase a new one.


56 posted on 07/31/2010 12:24:31 AM PDT by Domangart
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To: OL Hickory

We have a winner for the most helpful post. Clear, well written.


57 posted on 07/31/2010 12:26:04 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: Sporaticus
You need access to a computer.
First carefully move all the tranny parts to one side of your workbench, then go into the house and use that computer to order a decent performance transmission online. It will be delivered to your house and you can it bolt right up.

Next go back out to your workbench, look at the old tranny and ask yourself, “What was I thinking???”

58 posted on 07/31/2010 3:13:59 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: edcoil
Did you try running

ipconfig /all

ipconfig /all

Ipconfig
59 posted on 07/31/2010 4:16:55 AM PDT by greedo
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To: gitmo

Often if you even switch the USB port a device is attached to... Windows will reload a device driver. These days USB port sets are on different chipsets on the motherboard - thus when moved the device is seen as ‘new’...

One just needs to go to Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device Manager and - if a device is not working you’ll see a red or yellow flag or an indication that it is simply not installed by absence of an entry - Like Network Adapters.


60 posted on 07/31/2010 5:01:50 AM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: Sporaticus
"this 55’ Chevy. It won't auto shift into higher 3rd gear. What do I do?"

It's broke beyond all hope. Send me your address, and I'll get rid of it for you.

61 posted on 07/31/2010 5:08:22 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: ICCtheWay

I have a related problem and all suggestions are welcomed.

Last week during a storm, my ethernet connection died. The PC (XP) was OK in all aspects except I lost my ethernet connection.

I purchased a new PCI board, installed and the Device Manager recognizes the device; however I still cannot access the internet and the YELLOW warning sign is imposed on the device manager and indicates it “CANNOT BR STARTED”

I have uninstalled and reinstalled as well as downloading current driver.

Using my netbook so any suggestions are welcomed - thanks y’all!


62 posted on 07/31/2010 5:12:24 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: newfreep

Do other computers work on your router? Netbook on that same router? If so - then the motherboard PCI bus may damaged - try several PCI slots ...


63 posted on 07/31/2010 7:55:55 AM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: Sporaticus

“I’ve got the tranny apart and on a workbench. What do I do?”

Buy an Obamabot Volt at 42 Gs before demand drives the price up.


64 posted on 07/31/2010 8:09:09 AM PDT by y6162
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To: ICCtheWay

Yes, the netbook I’m using now functions OK with same DSL modem.

When I connect the desktop with the new ethernet card installed, the Ethernet lights OK. Previously, the motherboard PCI Ethernet light was dead so the DSL modem is seeing the new PCI Ethernet card.

I’ll try installing on another PCI (only have 2 and 1 is being used)

How do I determine if motherboard is damaged? (All other functions of PC is OK)

Thanks for your comments!


65 posted on 07/31/2010 8:25:48 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: newfreep

You can have isolated electrical/electronic damage to just one PCI slot or the whole PCI bus.

You need to check to see what IP address is being assigned to your card by the DSL Modem. Go to Start - Run - then enter CMD (enter) - at the DOS prompt type - IPCONFIG /All (not case sensitive)... See what your IP address is and make sure it is in the same number grouping as the DSL Modem/Router such as 192.168.1.3 or whatever.

Some ‘high speed’ Internet services - even ones in use these days do not use automatic IP Address assignment as supplied by the DSL Modem’s DHCP services. You need to check with your ISP to make sure -— perhaps they still use an ‘old fashion’ Static IP addressing that you have to enter including DNS and Gateway addresses. Not likely but could be.


66 posted on 07/31/2010 9:01:26 AM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: newfreep

Oh - just thought - compare the IPCONFIG on your Netbook - to what you are getting on your PC. That will tell the tale pretty quickly.


67 posted on 07/31/2010 9:03:26 AM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: ICCtheWay

I know just enough to be dangerous but was able to
1. RUN
2. Startup
3. Tools
4. IPConfig

Interesting results...

netbook shows addresses for:
- IP address
- Subnet mask
- Default gateway

The desktop shows nothing although “Ethernet light” is “ON” on the DSL modem

The desktop “troubleshooter” indicates the Ethernet card needs to be turned ON but my attempts with my limited PC knowledge has not been successful.

With the desktop showing NO addresses in the IPconfig, this appears to be the problem - yes?


68 posted on 07/31/2010 9:41:24 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: ICCtheWay

One last question, the “Zonet ZEN3200” Ethernet card instructions stated in rare cases the PCI System BIOS requires changing by:

“Entering CMOS ETUP to enable PCI device and map INTA to an appropriate address.”

I’ve entered BIOS but did not see anything specific re” this topic.


69 posted on 07/31/2010 9:54:47 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: newfreep

While your desktop PCI netcard is electronically connected - lights on - it means little as you have seen.

Have you changed cables? Changed ports on the DSL Modem? Try both...

Your PCI netcard is not communicating with the DSL Modem - obviously as you lack of IP addresses. The DSL Modem issues the address to the PC. So - the driver is not working

As for the CMOS Setup - any number of computers would not have a BIOS that would have such a setting.

Have you removed the driver for the old card from the device manager?

Is the card fully inserted ‘seated’ in the PCI slot? Can’t be jack up on one end - Make sure you try different slots.

Removed the driver for the new card - reboot and see if you get a prompt to install it again. If not used Control Panel ‘Add Hardware’

Download a newer driver from the manufacturer if there is one - or just another copy of the one you have - maybe the driver is corrupted.


70 posted on 07/31/2010 10:07:22 AM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: ICCtheWay

Thanks so much for your suggestions. I’ll play with it over the weekend. Thanks again!


71 posted on 07/31/2010 10:24:51 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: newfreep

Well - I hope some of the things I suggest actually work... I currently support about 200 Dell PCs at a chain of banks... but in my life I have repaired, build anew from scratch, or reconstructed over 4000 PCs ... and thousands more of add on hardware items.

However, I am not really a ‘pocket protector’ “Techie” Nerd... I try to put things in common sense language and maybe it works...


72 posted on 07/31/2010 7:09:01 PM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: Beeline
BTW what have you done lately and what is your contribution to this thread

I don't recall insinuating that I know anything about computers!...but there's no excuse for people to be tacky.

73 posted on 08/01/2010 5:22:01 AM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: newfreep
Do you have a older model AT&T DSL?

I had one a few years back, and if I recall correctly, they sent me the DSL with a included pre-programmed card.

I wonder if that is not the issue. If so, you should be able to enter the sub net and the IP stuff manually into your Connection set up on XP.

Either that or ask the DSL provider for help.

74 posted on 08/02/2010 8:42:55 PM PDT by Cold Heat
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