Sorry Inspiron 1000. why swap? Xp went bad it came pre loaded so no discs restore made no difference scans made no difference every thing I tried would not work, I had Win2k disc so I decided to swap o/s's.
Got another problem, I have a broadcom 802.11g network adapter pro installed. installing different o/s the adapter does not seem to work. Device manager tells me the edevice is working ok but the the Ethernet controller is not indicating the drivers are not installed ? !!