Internet 'sort of' working

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    My internet appears to be basically working. I get what I assume is the MSN homepage. And I registered XP with MS, no problem. But if I enter a URL or try to open something like Youtube. It just keeps telling me that there is no internet available!
     
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    start, control panel, network connections, right click on your current connection and choose repair

    and then install firefox 52.4.0 ESR as that is the only browser supporting xp so far.
     
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    Diagnostics indicate that my wired internet is working fine. But everything I enter gets the same message. "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage"
     
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    I'm using a rather ancient HP Pavilion dv9000 laptop. All indications are that the internet is working fine via cable, although it refuses to acknowledge my wireless router. (I normally get a list of about eight local routers)
    I tried the Firefox thingy you suggested, with no luck. I just seem to be stuck with the Internet Explorer home page!
     
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    i should mention that I haven't actually got the forum working on my XP PC, but on a Win 10 desktop. I'm finding it strange that although XP registered with M/S I haven'e been able to get anything else to work. Internet Explorer just refuses to download anything!
    I've had to modify and update drivers by transferring files to DVD's on the Win10 then transfer them over to XP. So if I can transfer the above Firefox link this way, I might make some headway..
     
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    Oops! Yay! Forget the above!
    I've just found the software for my internet wireless adaptor. Plugged in! Installed! And it all appears to be working superbly. It instantly installed Firefox and Google, and I got into this forum immediately,
    Absolutely no idea why it should suddenly all come together on wireless and not on cable!
     
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    if it does not work with an ethernet cable it is because either the onboard connector is bad or because you do not have the network driver installed for your pc.

    if you are going to go online with xp, insure that you have fully updated at microsoft updates website. this will take you to 2014 and there have been several updates for xp, you can download them on the w10 and save to a flash drive if you want to then install on xp or you can go on firefox to microsoft catalog and look for xp updates and then choose ones that were initiated after 2014.
     
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    Thankyou. I've had several updates already. The only issue I have now is that the on board wireless adaptor is not working. I must have deleted the driver when I formatted the HDD.SO I'm using a plug in USB one for the time being. But that is a computer problem, not an XP one, I daresay I'll find a replacement driver eventually.
     
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    what is the make, model, and model number of the pc?

    laptop or desktop?

    let me know and I can see if I can find the network driver for you.
     
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    Thank you. I have had a browse around. it's an HP Pavilion DV9000 laptop

    It is about 10 years old now, but still works well.
     
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    I need all the info above please , s/n and p/n and the info for 1.

    ==================

    and the below info, hp does not like to let you search their websites without all of the above, :)


    How To Find Drivers For An Unrecognized Device

    1. Open Device Manager (Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager)
    2. The hardware whose drivers are missing will appear as Unknown device, so it's easier to locate the device.
    3. Right click on the unknown device and click on Properties.
    4. Under the Properties window click on Details tab and select Device Instance Id from the drop down box.
    5. You should see a code similar to this

    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27DC&SUBSYS_30868086
    &REV_01\4&1E46F438&0&40F0

    6. The portion of the code highlighted in RED is the Vendor ID and the portion highlighted in GREEN is the Device ID. In this example:

    Vendor ID = 8086
    Device ID = 27DC

    7. Once you have obtained both the IDs, proceed to


    http://pcidatabase.com/


    There you can either search for the vendor from the vendor ID or directly get information about the device along with the vendor name by searching with the device ID.

    8. Then from there you can go directly to the hardware manufactureres website and get the driver.
     
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    On my old Toshiba laptop (A-16 w/ xp home) 'years ago' I installed a wireless card. I had to install 'xp home sp-2(?)' before installing wireless software. Worked like a charm, , , ,

    -c-
     
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    OK. I'll get those numbers after I next power down, and let you know.
     
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    will try with the p/n but might need the s/n also
     
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    http://www.hp-drivers-download.com/hp-drivers/hp-pavilion-dv9000-cto-notebook-pc

    I searched through HP drivers and all start at vista, so you can try a vista driver, but the website above has a lan driver for xp so you can download that and see if it works.

    download to desktop and scan first before ever installing, I do not like most driver sites and like to go to the laptop manufacturer, but HP does not like xp! :)
     
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    s/n CNF7021FXS
     
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    according to HP, all info on website for retired items have been removed from the website, so you should try the link in my last reply to download the ethernet driver.
     
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    Actually. I don't think I'll bother! The laptop is working well enough with the USB ethernet adapter. I realize now that I should have just deleted Windows from the HDD leaving the drivers intact instead of reformatting the entire disk!
     
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