No network after XP re-install
Posted on 2006-05-17
I have a corporate laptop which I purchased. Since I had to get rid of all of the licensed software and some security restrictions, I decided to blow away the disk and re-install xp pro. I set it up as a new install, re-formated hard drive and it looks like everything worked fine. But it didn't
There is no network system available. When I go into device manager everthing under OTHER DEVICES, including ETHERNET CONTROLLER, MULTIMEDIA AUDIO CONTROLLER, NETWORK CONTROLLER, PCI MODEM, UNKNOWN DEVICE, AND VIDEO CONTROLLER (VGA COMPATIBLE) have a yellow question mark next to them.
I clearly can't get to the internet, but if I knew what to do I'd get the software from another pc and put it on a usb stick
I have an IBM T40 thinkpad, 2373/72u
it USED to have some IBM wireless software, and I thought that the xp pro distribution disk would have generic w/l, and wired, software which I figured would be good enough. But I have nothing