major help with fresh install of XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by lspencer001, Dec 7, 2012.

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    lspencer001

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    hello. I need some major help. I had a nasty virus that my virus program did not find in time. I had to install a new hard drive and put a fesh copy of wndows on. I know a little about computers and knew how to install a new HDD and put on a copy of windows. I have a dell dinension 2400 and after installing windows I went and installed all the drivers that came with my computer when I bought it new. there is about 15 cds that came with it. I also installed the wireless card that was on it previously. I removed the card before I installed windows and reinstalled the card and the drivers for it after windows installed. now my problem is that the screen is huge and I am unable to change the size and the internet crashes right after being opened. the copy of windows is XP with service pack 2. I am unable to update it because of the internet issue. can someone please help me. I have a laptop which I am using now but I like my desktop too. sorry for being so long
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    updates will not work without sp3 being installed, you will have to download it and manuallly in stall, here, and do not worry about it being for IT pros.
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24

    http://support.ap.dell.com/support/...ared/support/en/dnd_segmenter?c=au&l=en&s=gen
    there is probably an updated version of the driver for your dell.
    look in the above website and use your express service code.
    if you do a reinstall there is an order to follow as far as installation of drivers, look in your user manual
     
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    Great.
     
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    you are welcome
     
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