I have just installed a new hard drive in my Sony VAIO VGN-S150 laptop. I downloaded drivers from the Sony support site and everything appeared to be working fine. I have done a clean install of XP Pro, with SP2 and run Microsoft update to get all the other patches.
The problem is this: if I restart the machine, I don't get any Internet access. The culprit is that the "Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection", listed under network adapters in Device Manager, is disabled. If I enbale the adapter, Internet access works perfectly, but the adapter is disabled again next time I start up.
Any ideas how I can fix this?