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My pc wouldnt boot so i formatted it now i have no drivers

I am a pc novice. My pc was switched off at the plug socket so my friend gave me a windows xp disk to format the whole pc resulting in all my drivers vanishing, i cant install games. more importantly i cant get on the internet at all,does anybody know what i can do??
im really stuck on this one

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Ok try this

1) identify you motherboard
althogh it looks easy it maybe a bit hard for you you might have to open up you PC for that
otherwise the simple way would be to check you Documents which came with you PC

2) once you have the Motherboard make
go to the manufacturers website and search for you motherboard
you will get the required drivers downlload all of them

If you could identify the motherboar and post it here i could get the drivers for you....

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The next thing you need to do is install your ethernet / network driver. You'll need your computer's original recovery or back-up disks for this. If you don't have them you need someone with internet access to look up the specific make and model of your computer and download the drivers for you. Put them on a cd or USB drive (if you have your USB controller drivers installed).

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