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How to repair my internet connection

After cleaning my hard drive and adding windows xp pro. i could not get sound or internet

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Hi. Right click on My Computer\Manage\Device Manager. Does your Audio and Network Adapter show up under Other Devices, with a yellow exclamation point? Right click on one of them and select Uninstall, and then reboot. On reboot, Windows should see new hardware. Follow the prompt to have Windows search for the driver, it should find it as it's already on your system. When it finds it, allow it to load it.

If that does not work go to www.dell.com. Select "Support and Help" and then "Drivers and Downloads". You can then enter the Svc code of your Dell and you will find yourself on a download page with drivers made for your model Dimension.

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