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Driver problems I have a Dell Dimension 4600 PC with Windows XP Home Edition. I reformatted the hard drive but when it came time to reinstall the drivers, I am having a hard time finding them. Also, the PC shows a connection to the internet (broadband - always on), but I am not able to connect to the internet. Any ideas?

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Re: Driver problems

JPWatson, This link will take you to the drivers for your Dimension 4600 with Windows XP: As far as the PC showing you already have a connection I would ignore that for now. Just download the appropriate drivers from this Dell page including the network interface card drivers and install them first. After you have rebooted and verified that the hardware devices are working correctly then start troubleshooting your Internet connection if it is still necessary. Let us know if you have any other questions and please don?t forget to rate this post.

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