I downloaded an original copy of XP Pro yesterday and decided to install it and clean out my hard drive. I deleted all the partitions that were on the hard drive including XP Home. I formated OK. I did however notice that it never asked me any internet connction questions as setup normally does.
Now I can't connect to the internet A quick look at device manager shows me that I have a few problems. In 'other devices' it shows the following - ethernet controller, PCI device, SM bus controller, These have question and exclamation marks next to them. Properties shows no information just the location of these devices. my motherboard is micro-star inc modelms-6758 version 2.00 i have no discs i got the pc made for me and the man that made it does not live there any more.i dont know a lot about pc,s please can you help me
what you are missing is the drivers for the onboard peripherals, these usualy come on a disc with the motherboard and need to be installed after operating system is installed ,to make things like sound ,chipset,lan ports etc work
if yopu have lost this disc or one didnt come with the computer ,find out the name and make of your motherboard
from there you can go to the web page and download the drivers
one way to find the motherboards name is to open the case look were the pci slots are and it will be printed there or run everest to find out make and model , if your having difficulty click here