Windows XP Formatting Big Problem



ArmyScout
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
Well i restarted Pressed F12 loaded from CD and formatted the C drive
completely to raw, and then Reinstalled Windows XP but its not fully
installing everything, i cannot connect to the internet or anything...Can
anyone help me I'm so lost right now.

Richard Urban
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
You really need to give more information. What CD did you use to redo your
system? Did you reload the M/B drivers. With some M/B's that have on-board
lan and modems these drivers are loaded along with the rest of the M/B
drivers.

Also separate LAN drivers or modem drivers if applicable!

Give us MORE!

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"ArmyScout" <ArmyScout@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:29450069-D7AA-4033-B631-26C892962748@microsoft.com...
> Well i restarted Pressed F12 loaded from CD and formatted the C drive
> completely to raw, and then Reinstalled Windows XP but its not fully
> installing everything, i cannot connect to the internet or anything...Can
> anyone help me I'm so lost right now.

Ronnie Vernon MVP
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
ArmyScout wrote:
> Well i restarted Pressed F12 loaded from CD and formatted the C drive
> completely to raw, and then Reinstalled Windows XP but its not fully
> installing everything, i cannot connect to the internet or
> anything...Can anyone help me I'm so lost right now.

Sounds like you forgot to do your homework before formatting the hard drive.
:)

Depending on the hardware/software you had installed prior to the format,
you may need to install motherboard, network adapter, video card, sound
card, modem and other hardware drivers for things to work properly. Visit
the support websites for all of the installed hardware and obtain the latest
XP compatible drivers for those devices.


--

Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User

In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
http://www.dts-l.org/

armyscout
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
Sorry I used the Operating System Disc that I got with the computer itself,
to reinstall I didn't reload m/b drivers i dont even know what those are...It
said loading drivers while XP was installing though, the biggest problem I'm
having is The Local Area connection or anything isn't appearing in network
connections...And I have no idea how to make them appear.

"Richard Urban" wrote:

> You really need to give more information. What CD did you use to redo your
> system? Did you reload the M/B drivers. With some M/B's that have on-board
> lan and modems these drivers are loaded along with the rest of the M/B
> drivers.
>
> Also separate LAN drivers or modem drivers if applicable!
>
> Give us MORE!
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "ArmyScout" <ArmyScout@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:29450069-D7AA-4033-B631-26C892962748@microsoft.com...
> > Well i restarted Pressed F12 loaded from CD and formatted the C drive
> > completely to raw, and then Reinstalled Windows XP but its not fully
> > installing everything, i cannot connect to the internet or anything...Can
> > anyone help me I'm so lost right now.
>
>
>

armyscout
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
I think I found the problem but now I dont know how to fix it, I checked out
the device manager and a lot of the drivers aren't installed like Ethernet
controller, Multimedia audio controller, PCI Modem, Video Controller, and
Video Controller Vega compatible aren't installed but i can't find htem on
the operating system Disc.

armyscout
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
Okay I can do that...can you tell me how I can find out what Drivers or
Motherboard I had so I know what to install...? Or how I can find that out?

Richard Urban
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
OK. You will have to find the drivers on your supplied CD's and install
same. I suggest you look at your manual regarding a reinstall. I will likely
tell you how to do and what to do!

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"armyscout" <armyscout@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2BB12F29-D95D-4E49-B292-ADC4716E46EA@microsoft.com...
>I think I found the problem but now I dont know how to fix it, I checked
>out
> the device manager and a lot of the drivers aren't installed like Ethernet
> controller, Multimedia audio controller, PCI Modem, Video Controller, and
> Video Controller Vega compatible aren't installed but i can't find htem on
> the operating system Disc.

Richard Urban
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
Using another computer, go to the web site of the manufacturer of your
computer. Search on your model number. If the computer is from a major
player, like Dell, you can type in your serial number. They will have a
record of what was shipped in your computer. They will also have a download
section for all current Windows XP drivers for your computer. Download them
and burn them to a CD for installation on YOUR computer.

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"armyscout" <armyscout@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4CBD0E6C-B222-433B-B333-E76DAA4B02CB@microsoft.com...
> Okay I can do that...can you tell me how I can find out what Drivers or
> Motherboard I had so I know what to install...? Or how I can find that
> out?

Ronnie Vernon MVP
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
armyscout wrote:
> Okay I can do that...can you tell me how I can find out what Drivers
> or Motherboard I had so I know what to install...? Or how I can find
> that out?

If you have added hardware components since purchasing the PC, consult the
documentation that came with those components, if not then you can consult
the manual that came with the PC or visit the vendors website to see what
components were installed on the original PC. Most manufacturers will have
documentation and the latest drivers for the model you purchased.

--

Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User

In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
http://www.dts-l.org/


Windows XP Formatting Big Problem