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My P'C is a Gateway I had to install a new HD and I reinstalled the XP with the original disk, where it looks like it fomatted the drive before installing.  But the network connections and drivers were not installed and thus I cannot connect to the internet which I do thru Verizion FIoS thru a modem which is always on.   The modem is connected by an ethernet cable.  How do I install the drivers etc from the original disk.  
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Though systems come with brand name OS disk, theres really no difference to one that comes directly from MS, this branded type only works on that system brand. If the hardware is newer then XP won't have the drivers, but most brand PC come with an additional cd maybe called a "Resource CD" or something, filled with driver and apps for your pc
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in response to ktl532, there are no yellow ?s in the device manager for the CD drive.   Since the installation also did not install the network connections, thus I am unable to connect to the internet.  How do I reinstall again Windows XP Prof. I have the original disk and have not activated it yet.
In response to arnold, the original HD's OS dropped dead and thus it is inaccessible.  
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in response to ktl532, all items under Other devices has a yellow ?, and one of them is the Ethernet controller User generated image,. thank u.
in response to thankpad user, I cannot seem to run the FDISK when I am at the DOS prompt.  it gives the same error that the file could not be found etc.  Trying to run it from the disk original XP disk too gives the same result.
How would I delete everything onthat disk and then do a fresh install. thanks.
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thank u everyone