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Ethernet controller i reformatted and reinstalled windows xp on my dimension 4500. now i have no ethernet controller...shows a yellow question mark under device manager. what do i need to download and install on my computer

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Obviously if you had that cd (and common sense), you wouldn't have posted the question in the first place. I'm assuming you're not an idiot, and you lack the cd and not common sense, so go to this link

go into the network tab and download the appropriate driver. Set up windows restore points if you are still confused and try each driver from that network menu. One of them is surely your driver.

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Re: ethernet controller

Put ur driver cd in drive right click on yellow questioned device and click update driver and select search automatically

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