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I have an acre power fh I had to reinstall windows xp and now I can't connect to the internet no light coming from Ethernet port how do I get reconnected

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You must install the correct Driver for that card. Either from the DVD that came with PC, or Download from Acer's web site.

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But, "which" device-drivers is completely dependent on which computer that you have. Some motherboards have "integrated" network-adapters and "integrated" USB-ports.

Easiest solution is to take an add-in PCI network-adapter card, and install it, and connect the Ethernet cable to its socket.
Hopefully, Windows will recognize that card, and automatically load the correct device-drivers from the C: drive, i.e., without Internet access.
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Right-click the My Computer icon and select Manage, then go to the Device Manager in the list on the left and find the Network Adapter from the list on the right, right-click Network Adapter and select Uninstall. When you reboot, XP should find the Adapter and reinstall it automatically. Another reboot may be required.

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If this is not the case, try unistalling the drivers entirely, and then reinstall them from a fresh copy either from the original CD or downloaded from the vendors web site.

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