I am reinstalling a Windows XP machine. I've got a legit license key that came with the machine. The problem is it won't let me activate. Obviously it won't let me activate over the internet because the driver hasn't been loaded yet. When I click on activate by phone, it won't give me an installation ID to call in with. So I'm stuck! I've read a lot of things on the internet about fixing the issue, but none have worked. My question is, is there a way to load the driver for the Ethernet port if I am not able to login the machine either in Normal or Safe modes? I can access the drive through a linix boot cd, so I can add files to the drive remotely. Can I find the driver for the main board and load that way?