Networking issues after Clean instal XP Pro

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greendread

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Hello All,

I work at a non profit charter school teaching web design, and animation, and I am tasked with sorting out a computer lab that I inherited from a previous "computer teacher", and I've reformatted all 18 machines and reinstalled XP Pro... The problem is one workstation sees the network but can not connect to it... the other two workstations are connected to the network but can't connect to the internet. I have only two hours to solve this problem. hardware isn't my strength and our technology specialist is sorting out two other schools! Any and all help would be apreciated!

Cheers
 

etaf

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ca we assume that the other 15 machines are all working correctly, all connect to the network and all connect to the internet
 

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Maybe you have software problems ...

Install the correct chipset drivers, followed by the networking driver(s), and then any other needed drivers. The source is your Drivers or Resource CD, PC manufacturer's web site, or the motherboard manufacturer's web site.
 

greendread

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Yes you are correct the other machines can connect to the network and the internet, and they are working properly.

The machines are Dell x280's I believe, and I've downloaded everything and anything I could find from dell. I have reinstalled and uninstalled drivers until fro whatever reason the problem is corrected. The remaining rigs just aren't taking the drivers. Is there software I can use to detect missing drivers?

Thanks so much for your aid, Cheers
 

etaf

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if you look in device manager under networks do you have some X ! ?

can you post an ipconfig /all for the machines

if they are Dells - you may have a TAG number on the back, and can get all the drivers from the DELL website
 

greendread

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Is anyone aware of software that can detect my settings and point to conflicts and missing drivers?
 

etaf

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start
run
cmd
ipconfig /all

the
cmd
will leave the black screen on the screen

ipconfig /all

TWO Methods to do that - some people have problems with ONE----

ONE ---------------------------------
start
run
cmd
ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

TWO -----------------------------------------------

Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window and type:

IPCONFIG /ALL >C:\RESULT.TXT

Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.
 
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