Not Network After refresh Installment

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    After I install Windows XP from a CD on a Dell Dimension 4600, a few things are not right such as nonadjustable monitor resolution. More importantly, the network isn't connected. I have the old PC with a dual boot setup. The Linux installment has both wired and wireless networks. So, the network on XP problem isn't due to the hardware. Without a network connection, Windows XP is useless. I have done some research on the subject. The network part of my XP installment is different from others for some reason. I attach a couple of screenshots to illustrate the problem.

    Thanks very much for your help in advance.
     

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    go to device manager and see if there are any yellow exclamation points, this will tell you that you need dell drivers, irregardless of whether linux works or not.
     
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    After you do a clean install of Windows XP SP3 32-bit in that Dell Dimension 4600 desktop, you need to install the drivers for its primary devices (chipset, graphics, audio, ethernet, etc.).
     
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    There are a few exclamation points. I try to install it with the Dell Dimension ResourceCD in the CD-ROM drive. It can't find it although I can hear the CD-ROM drive spinning. The other option is to find it online. Since the PC isn't connected, the option doesn't work.

    A solution is to find it online on another PC and save it on a UBS for installment, I guess. But, what are their names and right versions?
     

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    I find Dell Dimension ResourceCD with device drivers. I thought I could install those drives on the CD, but I can't do that.
     
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    Using the PC service tag, I download seven network drivers. I am able to install some of them. The network connection is up and I can ping successfully. Internet Explorer doesn't work properly, however. I get either blank page or unable to load the page error. I attach the output of ipconfig to this message. I notice that the internet connection is marked as disabled. I right-click enable and get a message "connected". The internet connection is still marked as disabled. (I can't get one more screenshot uploaded for some reason)
     

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    Internet Explorer 8 is the most current browser that comes in Windows XP SP3 32-bit.
    It's extremely outdated, so websites will no longer load and work in it.
    You need to install and use a third-party browser that will load websites.
    The MyPal 29.1.0 browser supports Windows XP SP3 32-bit and will work fine.
    https://github.com/Feodor2/Mypal/releases
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion.

    I have tried to install 32-bit Brave browser. It can't find a file to process the installment. I will try mypal.

    UPDATE:

    I get MyPal installed. It, however, won't run due to the same cause as Brave. They need DecodePoint Kernel32.dll which is in SP2.
     
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    ie8 is only for updates for xp
     
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    After installing the SP3. MyPal works. I am able to download some drivers. Screen resolution is fixed. I will try to get Internet Explorer 8 installed so that any missing drivers can be detected.
     
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    internet explorer 8 is only for updates to xp, any drivers missing should be gotten from dells website at the link given by flavallee.
     
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    To my knowledge, only the Internet Explorer can identify the Dell PC on the Dell website. The browser doesn't run smoothly on the box which is Windows XP + SP 3. The PC identification isn't running. Any other browsers can do the same task so that I don't need to find out any missing drivers manually one by one?
     
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