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Missing stuff as in my earlier post I picked up a virus ended up completely wipeing my hard drive then i went out and bought new OS(windows XP pro 149.00)couldnt find the full version so I had to buy the one that has the one disc with the product key any way I deleted everything back to a raw hard drive installed the new OS and now I am missing drives, the important one that gets me on the internet, have a 134 lan connection but ATT said there should be another one that Im missing .Thought I had everything backed up on my external harddrive(maxtor 500 gig)but it wont let me drag stuff over between folders says will not copy but it let me drag over my favorites and pictures! can I buy an internet driver at a frys or a best buy ?what if I put in the recovery disc that didnt work the first time will that reinstall my drivers or will it just mess things up more Out of work a year now killed me to spend the 150 on new OS

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Yes , the recovery disc will install all the drivers or you can download them from here.

As for the copying issue. As long as you can browse the folders on the removable drive, you should be able to copy them over.
Try using this utility to copy the files.

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Hi...Bummer about the virus and you having to spend $$ for xp. You can download LAN drivers for free from the HP website. Just make sure onboard lan is enabled in bios.

You can purchase an etehrnet card for your pc also...if you have an open slot. Try newegg.com.

Good luck

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If you use the recovery disc provided by the manufacturer, it will re-install OS, drivers also the pre-installed softwares which comes along when youget a new computer. make sure u backup the data first. The recover disc is like a ghost or image copy. This should work. Everything would be loaded in the recovery disc.

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The drivers you should have sorted by now as others have posted links. However, one thing you should do in future is install 'Unhackme'. D/L this from the net (Google it) it is very small proggy.

Install this as soon as you are up and running as it kills ALL rootkit virus's on re-boot anything malicious BEFORE your Winodws loads. Anti-Virus S/W is pretty useless now-a-days without this little tool, as most real damagin virus's come in undetected by ALL of the major brands.

'Unhackme' has saved me heaps of times. AVAST is my current favourite Anti-Virus and does a very good job on a small footprint. But the 'rootkit' killer 'unhackme' is the key.

Use 'SNAPSHOT' to make a copy of your 'local disk' drive and back up the entire image to you your external HDD.Your entire system is easily recoverd (outside or within Windows) if anything ever goes wrong.

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