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I had to format the hard drive and reinstall Windows XP. It not works but it will not find the wifi. The light comes on but no connection. I don't have a recovery disk. Can you help?

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  • milano15 Nov 16, 2009

    hello Sir, i am Abid Malik i have my computer before it was fine working i have install avast antivirus i think there is virus or trojan in my computer when i scan the computer it shows the virus or trojan but maybe not removed it it work very slow please tell me which type of antivirus i install in my computer please solve my problem

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May be your driver for the Wireless device is not installed, you can download the Wireless driver for your model from here (Under the Network Category)
Regards, Waqar.

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