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Won't connect to any sort of internet?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Staycalm784, Nov 1, 2018.

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  1. Staycalm784

    Staycalm784 Thread Starter

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    I recently came across an old Dell Inspiron 5315 that's running windows XP, and I've come to find out that it won't connect to any internet whatsoever. I have no way to connect to Wi-Fi due to the lack of an adapter, so the first thing I tried was connection through an ethernet cable. But alas, after plugging it in, I tried to use chrome and it wasn't working. I was able to search the internet and use google, but I couldn't open any web pages and no images were loading. As far as I can tell, the parts are all stock and haven't been modified at all. I have an NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller, if that helps.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    Hi Staycalm784, and welcome to TSG.

    How are you able to use Google if you say you can't open any web pages? As far as I know, the only way to use Google is through opening web pages loaded from the Google website.
     
  3. Staycalm784

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    I double clicked on the icon for chrome, which opened the application to the search bar. Then, when I typed something into the search bar, it would load up the search results. But whenever I tried to click on any of the links, they would lead me to a blank page. And when I tried to look at the images, none of them were loading. So basically, it was working, but not working at the same time. I've never seen anything like it before.
     
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    That does sound weird. What happens if you enter a URL directly into the Chrome address bar; say www.cnn.com or www.foxnews.com ?
     
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    What is the service tag on that machine?

    Also what information shows up with the Ethernet connected if you do an ipconfig/all in Command Prompt?
     
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