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Cant connect to the internet

I have a dell dimension 2400. i kill disked the computer and erased everything, tunrs out the harddrive was shot. i replaced the hard drive, re installed operating system windows xp, and now i cannot connect to the internet. i have brighthouse road runner with a cable modem. i found in another answer to go to my computer, properties, hardware, device manager, and saw the ethernet controller, multimedia audio controller, and video controller (VGA compatable) has a question mark next to it. i tried the installation cds and cant find the drivers. i can connect to down load the drivers. i am writing this on another computer....HELP!!!!


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  • rukycop Dec 10, 2008

    i found the site...thanks alot...but how do i get them from this computer to the one its needed on. can these be burned to a cd? then installed on the other computer? thanks again


  • rukycop Dec 10, 2008

    usb stick...moron...i didnt even think of using that. i will try that once i find the right driver. thanks for the info again. last question about this...i could not find the ethernet controller, multimedia audio controller, and video controller (VGA compatable) drivers in those lists ya'll sent. i will look again, could they be under a different heading or area.

    you guys have been great, and i really apprec the help. i am not too computer literate and am thankful for this site.


  • rukycop Dec 10, 2008

    hey i did it!!!!. thanks again for everyone's help. this is an awesome site.



  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    What Web Sight To Go On To Download The Ethernet Controller Driver For The DELL Demension 2400?


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Sounds like you reinstalled your windows, but didn't install drivers? Here you can download network and other missing drivers for your dell model

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    Illimar Saatvali Dec 10, 2008

    Easiest way is to coy on memory stick by usb


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  • Nicolas
    Nicolas Dec 10, 2008

    Yes u can burn them on cd, or store them on a usb-stick

    Good luck

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    Nicolas Dec 10, 2008


    Glad to help you!


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