multiple xp pro issues

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cyberpac9

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did a fresh install of win xp pro on a new system and there are a few odd things happening that i've never seen before...
  1. no "standy" option when i select Shut Down - only Shut Down and Restart are available, standy is greyed out
  2. monitor does not turn off after 20 minutes as it is set in the power options
  3. unable to setup network
let me explain the network problem. when i go to the Network Connections under Settings, nothing is listed (there is no NIC card listed with a red X showing it is not connected - the screen is blank like it doesn't exist). I select "New Connection Wizard" and tell it I'm connecting to my home network. it then tells me that it cannot complete the wizard until all components are installed properly. if i try to install the components properly by updating the drivers it says it has to connect to the internet in order to do so - but it can't connect because the components are not installed properly!! it's circular...

when i go to the device manager there are a few items that have the yellow question mark, and it is these that i am trying to update (one of them is the NIC card). so, on my way to work this morning it occurred to me that this may be a setting in my BIOS that i have to change...could that be a possibility? what is causing these issues? i've installed windows dozens and dozens of times and never had anything like this happen before...
 
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Did you do the repair-install I asked you to do in your other thread about the dual boot?

Whether you did or not I would suggest getting another copy of the install cd made I think there is a problem with the one you are using for this installation. You should not be having this much trouble with a fresh installation like this unless the install disk has a problem or the hard drive has some bad sectors on it.
 

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I'd suggest that you first install the motherboard drivers, since that seems to be one thing you didn't mention.
 

cyberpac9

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ozrom1e - i didn't do the repair because i had already done the boot.ini option suggested earlier. and i agree, i should not be having this much trouble. the pc is brand new, received it yesterday. i am getting another copy today, just in case.

JohnWill - how best to do this? since i am unable to connect to the internet with the new pc it cannot find the drivers.
 
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I will answer this one. You are on line with this computer, all you need to know is the manufacturer's name and model number for the computer and/or motherboard and go to their web site and find the drivers for the motherboard, download and burn to a cd and get them to the computer in question and install them.
 
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The 'no standby' problem sounds to me like the proper graphics driver isn't installed (instead, your system is using the default driver that came with XP ) - I'd try downloading and installing that first if downloading off the net is an issue.

Regards
 
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