Cannot connect to internet after reinstall of win

  Hetti 13:26 28 Apr 2013
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I have an old laptop and thought it would be OK for grandson to use until he can use a better one.

It runs XP home so I thought I would reinstall win before handing it over, however after the reinstall the laptop cannot see my Virgin modem.

The model of laptop is Acer Aspire 1640z it has a button on the front to indicate wireless status but that is showing nothing at all it is just a clear white colour.

I did search on here before posting and found a post that had been dealing with a similar problem, I downloaded "win XP -KB91702v3-x86ENU.exe" as was suggested in post but that hasn't worked. This is an old laptop but it was working and connecting to internet fine before I did reinstall. Thought I would ask advice before doing anything else.

  rdave13 14:17 28 Apr 2013

This should be the driver for it, http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/NETWORK-CARD/OTHER-NETWORK-CARDS/Acer-Aspire-1640Z-WLAN-Driver-4001.shtml

Save the download and copy to flash drive. If it's a zip file then extract and then install.

  Hetti 16:10 28 Apr 2013

Thanks for the info rdave13

I have hard wired the laptop to get all necessary updates and it is almost finished doing that so I will see what it situation is then and get the driver from the link you sent.

Once again thanks

  Hetti 18:01 28 Apr 2013

Okay guys I got the laptop almost completely up to date but there are still some updates that cannot be carried out, I get the message "There is not enough disk space so win updates have been suspended",

There are three disks listed on this laptop C drive that shows as 15.5.used, 10.1 free D drive that shows 112 MB USED, 26.1 FREE F drive that shows 3.81 GB used,81 MB FREE

I have a horrible suspicion the operating system has been installed on the wrong disk. This is so depressing lol any help for me?

  rdave13 18:19 28 Apr 2013

As I'm not running XP on main PC I'd close this thread and start another one in the help room. You will need to move partitions to expand the C drive. Someone running XP will help out the best way to do it.

  Hetti 18:47 28 Apr 2013

Thanks rdave13

Will there still be anyone out there using it? lol

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