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Format my hard drive and installed xp but cant conect to internet

I formatted my hard drive and installed xp but cant conect to the internet.

i switched my motherboard to a thinkcenter m50 but thats all the changing i have done cant seem to get the right drivers if anyone can help it would be awsome.

Ps. on another computer so dont tell me to get Driver dectective plz.

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  • pat9898 Mar 08, 2009

    sorry for my lack of clarity. it is a thinkcenter m50 8187.

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Is thinkcenter 50 a brand or a model nmber? Both needed to help you find an Ethernet driver. 

  • Rob
    Rob May 11, 2010

    Are you saying you put a non-stock motherboard into the thinkcentre M50?

  • Matt H
    Matt H May 11, 2010

    There are several sub-models for the ThinkCenter M50. Can you please specify which ThinkCenter M50 you were using? You can use this site to see options and you might find the solution once you determine the sub-model.

    http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.w...

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There are two drivers. One has an application to manage and support your wired Ethernet connection. One does not and simply installs the drivers to make the thing work.

Without Application
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-57033

With Application
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-55649

If you use the link I posted and find the M50 8187, you'll have an entire list of drivers, in case you need them.

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Find an owners manual for *********** board. Or got to (Start, control panel, administrative options, computer management, and device manager.) Look for the yellow question mark and right click and click properties. See if it tells you the brand of you ethernet card. Than go tho the makers website and download the drivers. Put it on a flash drive and put it on your computer, and install. Good luck.

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