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Reimaged Inspiron mini 1012 - ethernet driver? how to connect?

I've had to reinstall XP on my Inspiron mini 1012.  I can't get on the internet.

What driver do I need to enable my internal ethernet? Any help is appreciated.

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scottli
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Re: Reimaged Inspiron mini 1012 - ethernet driver? how to connect?

I get this error. 

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Re: Reimaged Inspiron mini 1012 - ethernet driver? how to connect?

scottli,

 

You first decided to format and install, correct?

 

The notebook system utility and the chipset drivers need installed first, or the rest of the drivers will fail to install. How to Download and Install Drivers in the Correct Order

 

 

Rick

 

 

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Re: Reimaged Inspiron mini 1012 - ethernet driver? how to connect?

Hi Pudg - thanks for responding.

I didn't reformat. I simply inserted the Re-installation CD for Windows XP sp3 and followed the prompts.

As for the Resources - do I have to thus install all of them on all the tabs? System, Utilities, Drivers, Applications, etc?

Also - when I was installing XP, a prompt came up asking me which partition to install on.

.- FAT

C - large partition - seemed like the right one

D - restore partition

I chose "C" and told it to replace the existing on.

Thanks again for your help.

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Re: Reimaged Inspiron mini 1012 - ethernet driver? how to connect?

scottli,

 

XP repair...

 

Insert operating system disk and restart the computer.

 

Press any key to boot from CD

 

Choose install

 

Do the agreement

 

NOw choose repair. Leave the operating system disk in until you see the Welcome Screen.

 

You'll need to get all the Windows Updates.

 

 

Rick

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Re: Reimaged Inspiron mini 1012 - ethernet driver? how to connect?

Hi - process is asking me "which windows installation would you like to log onto

<To cancel, press ENTER>?

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scottli
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Re: Reimaged Inspiron mini 1012 - ethernet driver? how to connect?

I entered 1 for the only one there 1: c:\WINDOWS.

Asks me for admin password?

I pressed enter cuz i dont know a password.

Now I'm stuck at dos

c:\WINDOWS>

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Re: Reimaged Inspiron mini 1012 - ethernet driver? how to connect?

scottli,

 

You installed Windows instead of repairing it. If you have everything you need, then insert the disk and format and install.

 

 

Rick

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Re: Reimaged Inspiron mini 1012 - ethernet driver? how to connect?

Hi Pudg

Ok - sorry to be a pest.  But this is really confusing me.

1) I did NOT first do a reformat of my C drive (not manually anyway).

2) I inserted the rebuild CD and simply followed the prompts.  I knew that I was installing a new version, thus replacing my old version.

3) I successfully re-installed Windows XP, got to the desktop and everything.

4) Began installing (or attempting to install) drivers, etc from the Resource CD.

This is where I ran into the problem with the network issue and posted to the Dell forum.

Then, I followed what you wrote :

"XP repair...

Insert operating system disk and restart the computer.

Press any key to boot from CD

Choose install"

I chose "repair".  Now, I am stuck at a dos screen that is asking for an administrators password.

I pressed enter because I don't know a password.  Now I'm stuck at a dos prompt:  C:\WINDOWS>

So - should I just insert the CD and start again?

Also, besides the drivers you kindly linked to this discussion above, do I have to install the components visible on the "Systems", "Utilities" and "Applications" tabs of the Dell Resources CD?

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Re: Reimaged Inspiron mini 1012 - ethernet driver? how to connect?

scottli,

 

XP the admin should be blank(no password)

 

I recently installed the Operating system on a co-workers Dell Mini 9. The prompt for selecting which operating system was because the installation wanted to install, again. I have to format and install to wipe everything on C: then start over.

 

 

Rick

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