A refurbished Dell Optiplex GX260 P4 2.6ghz XP PRO bought from recoupIT bought 8/08....that I had tried to restore with a Windows xp disc.....after my friend's son mess it up with spyware etc.....but I think I
repartitioned the hard drive while reformatting it......and I thilnk something happen to the network card driver....because can't go on internet......It says the network driver is missing for the card that is installed and/or is not configured.
This happened after I used the ''operating system'' reinstallation CD for Window XP Professional Service Pack 2
How can I get it to work again?
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
You can keep both Vista and XP.
Below is the way to install XP, after Vista was already installed... creating a dual boot.
First find the drivers for your network components, wireless card or nic, and save them to an external device such as a floppy disk or flash drive.
Then you will need to go into the BIOS on your computer startup. Scroll to the System Configuration tab and go down to the SATA Native Support and change its setting to Disabled. Then hit F10 to Save and Exit.
Next, insert your Windows XP CD and create the partition you wish to install XP on. After the installation is complete you should boot automatically into XP.
Now you need to move some files. First, make sure you have set your folder options to see hidden files and to show protected operating system files. Then open Windows Explorer and go to the drive where Vista is installed. Copy the folder Boot, and the files bootmgr, boot.ini, NTDETECT.COM and ntldr and paste them to the root of your XP drive.
Then download Vista Boot Pro and save it to your desktop or somewhere else that you can easily access. Unless you already have .Net Framework (v2.0 at least) it will redirect you to a Microsoft page where you can download this necessary component.
Install and run Vista Boot Pro and open the "Bootloader" tab. Select "Reinstall the Vista bootloader" and press Apply. Then go to the Manage OS Entries tab and select "Add new operating system entry" and make sure you select "Windows Legacy". Give the new entry a name (ie: Windows XP) and select the drive letter you have XP on and then select Apply. You can also choose which entry you would like as the default the system will boot to.
And now you should be able to dual boot between Vista and a previous OS.