I have recently had to reinstall XP pro, but now cannot connect to the internet.
I don't really know what info to give to help people to help me but here goes:
ISP is telewest; cable modem connected via ethernet; same modem and ethernet cable work on my laptop.
In device manager I have a USB controller listed under other devices for which there are no drivers - according to device manager this is the only hardware problem. But all my USB ports work fine (can this be related to my problem??) I expected to see an ethernet controller under network adaptors but there is not one there, what I do have is 1394 Net adaptor, Accton wireless PCI card and Nvidia nForce MCP networking controller.
I am assuming that this is a hardware problem inside the PC as the laptop works fine with the modem etc.
I recently had a pretty major problem with a (temporarily) busted CPU could this have caused something else to fail?
I briefly caught a glimpse of an ethernet controller in one of those little "found new hardware" balloons that come up at the bottom of the screen - add hardware wizard does not find it.
May be important to point out that I am using a different version of XP than was originally installed.
If I have not given enough/the right info, please let me know.