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Solved: Windows xp did not install local area connection

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Robincon, Jan 27, 2007.

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  1. Robincon

    Robincon Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. cmw2010

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    Did you install the drivers for you network card? What type of computer do you have?
     
  3. moper

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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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  4. Robincon

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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.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. cmw2010

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    When you got the new network card you should have gotten a CD to install drivers.
     
  7. Robincon

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    Yes, I did. I'm leaving for home now and will install the drivers and see if that works. Thanks!
     
  8. techy689

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    Yuppp... once you install those drivers you will be good to go..
     
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