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Care to help a noob with his computer?

thisismyusernamethisismyusername Registered User regular
edited February 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
So I just installed Windows XP home edition. The problem that I am having is that it wont connect to the internet. I was able to get Firefox from this Linux disc I have and that also wont connect. I know the connections and cables are all good (I'm using that same computer right now, running Linux off a disc). Is it some sort of driver I need to get? I have no idea... I'm kinda new to this whole "windows" thing (yeah, I know). Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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    embrikembrik Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Bring up the device manager (Start --> Run... --> type "devmgmt.msc" --> click OK)
    See any yellow question marks? If so, you may need to get the proper drivers for your network card.

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    thisismyusernamethisismyusername Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    yeah, there are 5 question marks under the "other devices" section. they are "multimedia audio controller", "other PCI bridge device", "PCI simple communication controller", "SM bus controller", and "video controller". This is probably a stupid question, but where can I get these drivers?

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    TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Google your network card's name followed by the word "drivers" and download anything that doesn't look like a virus.

    Actually just download it from the manufacturer's website.

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    thisismyusernamethisismyusername Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    My ethernet port and video card are both attached to the motherboard. I believe I have the Nvidia Nforce2. The Nvidia website only supports down to nforce4 and I havent found anything with google. Here is a picture I took of the motherboard, maybe I'm just looking in the wrong spot for the name or something.

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    thisismyusernamethisismyusername Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    not sure why there is no picture... try this

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    ChronosanChronosan Registered User new member
    edited February 2008
    Go back to Nvidia's website....
    Product Type : Legacy
    Product Series: nForce 1/2

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    thisismyusernamethisismyusername Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Perfect! it works! Thanks alot to all 3 of you.

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