Re-install XP Pro - but NO Network Adapters! Help!

  AngeTheHippy 18:04 01 Oct 2006

Hi Chaps,
My son has done a fresh install/format on his DELL Inspiron 2200, XP Pro.

Problem is, no network adapters have been installed!! He's looked in the Utilities & Devices disc that came with the laptop, but there doesn't seem to be anythin appropriate. When he DID try and install a driver(??) the pop-up window he got said::
No compatible hardware to be found. The software on this disc does not support this system'.

Well, there certainly WAS network adapters/ h/w on the laptop before the re install!

Anyone got any clues/ideas what's going on here?

Many thanks,

  sean-278262 18:16 01 Oct 2006

click here

Install it from there. The manufacturers site should aways be your first port of call for driver or hardware issues.

  AngeTheHippy 18:21 01 Oct 2006

I've forwarded this link to him. I have a feelin he's already looked (via his PC)on the Dell site without luck. Will keep ya posted!


  AngeTheHippy 20:07 01 Oct 2006

Hi Chaps,

With the help of the link from Creature and others I foundsearching helpforum, the son has got the laptop working fine now. Apparently, Dell have their own set of s/w /drivers etc.


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