I have just reinstalled windows xp professional and now I cannot connect to the internet. on HP site are 10 different drivers listed, i installed all of them and still nothing works. I have checked all the settings and cant figure this one out. Any ideas of what im missing out ?
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Re: problem with the network drivers
Check if your network conection is not disabbled...
1) Go to Start and click on Control Panel. 2) Control Panel window will appear. Double click on Network Connections. 3) Network Connections window will appear. Right click correct Local Area Connection by identifying the network card and type. If the connection is currently enabled, the first option in this menu will be Disable. Otherwise, the option will be Enable. Click on the Enable/Disable option to enable/disable your network connection.
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You have to install the drivers into your computer. You can get the drivers for Windows XP in the website of your computer's manufacturer. Since you cannot connect to the internet using that computer, then you can use a different computer. Download the drivers and save them into a USB storage device. After downloading all drivers, install them in your computer.
If you want to make sure that all drivers perform well, then I suggest that you keep them updated. You can use RadarSync if you don't want to do all updating manually.
Whenever you do an operating sytem reinstallation, windows itself will only have the basic drivers, and that will not include the network drivers for you to be able to connect to the internet (especially in windows XP). If thats the case you can use another system which has internet connection and go to http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/migr-46258.html to download the driver for your LAN. Save it into a flash drive and install it to the system that you just did an OSRI. Restart the system and try connecting with the cable initially to the router to have internet connection.
You need to download the wireless driver from the Compaq/HP WEB support/download page. Make sure you select your model laptop and the XP or Vista Windows version of the drivers you require and install them. Use this link to download the drivers: - http://h18000.www1.hp.com/cpq-country/cpq_support.html
I found the problem to be a rather simple but frustrating one....when is an HP dv1000 not a dv1000....almost always!! You cannot get the correct downloads based on the model number on the tag. You must specify the PRODUCT NUMBER on the HP download site from the tag, not model. You can enter the general DV1000 and get to the download page and look for the entry "Not your Product?!" Follow that link and enter the PN from the tag....download those and you will get drivers that work with your unit. My "DV1000" was actually a DV1660!!!!