I have an old dell System info: Windows XP Home edition Version 2002 service pack 3. We are apparently having a hardware issue on hardwired network adapter(red light upon jacking in ethernet cord) that came with system(Intel(R) pro/100 VE Network Connection). I added a new Linksys(model LNE100TX) network card to an empty PCI slot and was unable to take out old network card as it appears molded or bracket fitted to the inside wall of the computer. The new network card is not being recognized by the computer. In addition the software for the linksys network card says it cannot find the router despite being jacked in to it(have green and yellow light). Linksys help line guesses that the old network card is interferring with the new one.
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I have used full install/ disk from other brands of computers (or other dell model numbers)to reinstall operation system (must be winxphome, dont worry about service pack, you can update). If you use any dell reinstallation cd, most likely you will not have to enter your key. If you use any other computer brand, or borrow someones xphome full install disk (not upgrade), then you will need to enter your key. Only problem of using for example emachine full install disk is that is will have emachine themes. Also you will likely need to down load other drivers. You are not lemited to to using reinstall cd for your model number. Good luck
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