ok but...when I open device manager, other devices are displayed as flagged and are UNIDENTIFIED including the Ethernet and network controllers that will allow me to install and find correct drivers.

ok but...when I open device manager, "other devices" are displayed as flagged and are UNIDENTIFIED including the Ethernet and network controllers that will allow me to install and find correct drivers.  How can I connect to the internet to have XP install drivers?  Or I have downloaded many of the Lenovo drivers for this models and transferred them to the laptop but am unable to get XP to recognize them and install them.  Help.
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EarshelConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Well, looking at the instructions, it says that there are two different adapters that it covers. Have you tried pointing it to the pro100 rather than pro1000 directory?
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EarshelCommented:
With the provided information, I'm not sure if you've tried this driver yet --

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-54046.html

Download the .exe and burn it to a cd or copy it to a thumbdrive, your preference. Run it on the laptop.
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KokoPCAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  I had downloaded it but when from Device Manager I try to reinstall driver, it fails.  I guide it to the specific location (C:\drivers\win\eternet\pro1000\wso3xp32) which is where I belive the .exe put the files.  Am I doing this right?
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KokoPCAuthor Commented:
OK!  Looks like it wasn't the 1000 but the 100, so I now have a recognized ethernet plug.  So...hopefully, I can unplug from this desktop and replug my thinkpad and let XP find the rest of the device drivers itself.  Is this the way forward?  
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KokoPCAuthor Commented:
Yep.  It was the 100.  I had missed the step where I had to click on the setup .exe that downloaded into the driver file.  It works!   I did it for the wireless and now I am surfing.  Thanks for your readiness and quick response to my problem.  In asking my question I inadvertantly found my answer.  
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EarshelCommented:
Glad I was able to help you.
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