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I have an HP Compaq  XP computer that was new/refurbished last summer. Recently, the hard drive completely crashed, so I bought a new one to replace it and attempt a reinstallation. XP installs fine, but the "Windows XP Pro for Refurbished PCs" CD that came with the compter apparently does not have the device drivers for the ethernet controller. When I check System > Hardware >device manage, the network adapters entries have yellow question marks beside them.

So, I'm looking for guidance on how to proceed. Do I search for drivers for this device and attempt to install them? The BIOS declares this computer to be a HP Compaq dc5100 SFF(PM215AV) and all it tells me about the network adapter is "Broadcom Ethernet controller".

Or, should this 'just work' after installation and perhaps whatever killed the hard drive also killed the network device? Is there a way to test the integrity of the device? Perhaps some tool I could download to see if the network chips still work?

"Whatever shall I do?!"
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Go to HP site to download the correct drivers.
Since its the ethernet controller you will need to download the drivers on another PC then transfer the drivers to the HP or if you have a PCI network card or USB wireless dongle you can do it via the HP PC.
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That did the trick! Your link took me right to the driver page for that computer. Thanks! Next I'll have to download the video and sound drivers and I'll be back in business (then I'll make a recovery disk!!!!)

Thanks again.
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