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It sounds to me like you need a new driver for the LAN adapter that is compatible with Windows 7 64 bit. Right click on Computer under the start menu, chose manage, and open the Device Manager applet. Look for your network card under Network adapters. Right click on your adapter and click on properties. Go to the driver tab and click on update driver. You can also try uninstalling the driver from there and then have the computer scan of new hardware from the device manager screen and let Windows reinstall the driver. Let me know what you find so I can help you further troubleshoot if this does not fix the problem.
It seems that after re-installing windows you have missed the Driver installation for your hardware. If you have a disk (which reads Drivers and Utilities) that came with your computer, You can insert it in your CD Driver and select the Driver for Network adapter. If you do not have a disc, you can always visit the Dell's support site i.e.:support.dell.com and Get the drivers suitable for your hardware by selecting the model or Entering the Service Tag of your Dell computer.
You need to download the drivers from the Compaq/HP WEB support/download page. Make sure you select your model computer and the XP Windows version of the drivers you require and install them. Use this link to download the drivers :- http://h18000.www1.hp.com/cpq-country/cpq_support.html
What I recommend is to uninstall the driver and reinstall it back again.Incase the 1st solution doesn't work then you need to uninstall the other driver off first,like sound and display, and install this wirless beferore them.I think conflict with the other driver.
Best of luck,takecare