Solved: Windows xp did not install local area connection

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Robincon

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My computer crashed. I bought a new Western Digital Caviar SE 160 GB hard drive. I installed my Microsoft Windows Home Edition 2002 cd onto the new drive but I cannot get a "local area connection" to install.

When I "add a new connection" it installs a LAN 1384 connection. I tried looking on the cd to install it but could find nothing.

How can I get the LAC installed from the cd or from a website that I can download from work onto my jumpdrive? Thanks!

BTW, I have uninstalled and installed again but no success.
 
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Did you install the drivers for you network card? What type of computer do you have?
 
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If your ethernet port is built into the motherboard, you need to install the drivers from the motherboard manufacturer.


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I did not install the driver for my network card. I will try that tonight when I get home. I have a Gateway computer.
 

Robincon

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Yikes! Not sure if ethernet port is built into motherboard. Three months ago I got the Vios connection from Verizon and had to upgrade my network card. I'm not completely computer savvy, but I believe the ethernet port was on the new network card. It was working just fine until the crash.
 
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When you got the new network card you should have gotten a CD to install drivers.
 

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Yes, I did. I'm leaving for home now and will install the drivers and see if that works. Thanks!
 
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