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#1 devilsfan26

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Posted 09 June 2004 - 07:30 AM

I just reinstalled Windows XP on my computer, and now I have no internet connection. Keeps saying there is no modem connected, but I just made sure all the wires and stuff are plugged in, and they are. Also says there are no speakers or printers either.
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This really sucks, I can't do anything anymore, and the only time I get to come here is when I have free time in school.

Oh well, at least school is about to end so I won't need to go online to research stuff and hockey season is over so I won't need to check scores or anything....

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Posted 09 June 2004 - 08:33 AM

Do you have all of your device drivers? That could be why your system's not finding anything, especially if your motherboard drivers aren't installed. Try reinstalling the drivers for the motherboard, modem, sound card, and printer, and see if that does anything for you.
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Posted 09 June 2004 - 09:35 AM

Check device manager (right-click "My Computer", select "Properties", click "Hardware", click "Device Manager") to see if your modem has drivers properly installed. If it does not, it would show up with a yellow question mark icon.. A red X through the icon would mean the device is disabled.

If the modem does have drivers installed, check "Phone and Modem Options" in "Control Panel" to see if the modem is actually responding to commands from the OS.

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Edited by DevilsRule.com, 09 June 2004 - 09:36 AM.

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Posted 09 June 2004 - 09:45 AM

hopefully you have all the install disks for the modem, sound card, etc that you got with the thing (either that or you bought a dell, if so then it's easy to get them and I could always re-download the drivers you need that way since I still have a dell support login and bring them Thurs or Sat)

this again proves what I was saying about the evils of win XP :D
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Posted 09 June 2004 - 12:24 PM

Heh, anyone can get a Dell Support login. :P

But yah, if it's a Dell, then all you need is the Modem Helper program and the Resource CD (if the other drivers aren't loaded).

Whether they send you the CD or not is up to the tech you talk to. :D
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Posted 09 June 2004 - 12:33 PM

this again proves what I was saying about the evils of win XP :D

:D Amen to that....

Which is why I am SO close to converting to MAC :D
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Posted 09 June 2004 - 02:48 PM

Clown, Mac OSX is full of surprises, as well, trust me.

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Posted 09 June 2004 - 05:14 PM

ain't nothin safe about a computer that only uses one mouse button :P
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Posted 09 June 2004 - 05:17 PM

I've not had any surprises in OSX.... everything seems hunky-doory.

Plus I like that my shell is to UNIX, not DOS. :lol:

The hard part is going back and forth from work/home. Everything at work is Windows, so I have to know twice the applications.
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Posted 09 June 2004 - 05:22 PM

I had similar problems when I first got this computer in March.

It took me about an hour of messing with it to find it...

If you want to test the connection

go to run and type in winipcfg

depending on your results there it will tell you if you have your modem and everything plugged in correctly...

I believe you have to mess around with your network connections...
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Posted 09 June 2004 - 05:25 PM

If you want to test the connection

go to run and type in winipcfg

depending on your results there it will tell you if you have your modem and everything plugged in correctly...

I believe you have to mess around with your network connections...

You can't use winipcfg in XP. Also, if you run that (or ipconfig in XPs case) it won't tell you jacksh!t if you are not connected to the internet (or any network) and not pulling an IP address. Actually, now that I think about it, I'm not sure it'll even tell you anything if you ARE connected via a modem.
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Posted 09 June 2004 - 06:02 PM

sammy it will still tell you your IP but that's still pretty useless
unless the IP starts with 169.254.x.x then there's a problem getting an IP addy
but I DOUBT highly that being the case
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TWO TIME (2005, 2006) Award Winner and the man who can show Jeremy Roenick what a REAL loudmouth is all about.... hell this mouth roars SO loud, they retired the DAMN AWARD!!!! But how do you be emotional about an award for being most emotional when you're sharing it?

2008 NJDevs Stanley Cup Winner for best overall poster... where's my damn ring?

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Posted 09 June 2004 - 06:17 PM

sammy it will still tell you your IP but that's still pretty useless
unless the IP starts with 169.254.x.x then there's a problem getting an IP addy
but I DOUBT highly that being the case

Yah I kinda figured it would, but to be honest, I've never messed around with winipcfg and ipconfig when I used a modem, and I haven't had to deal with a modem that hasn't worked in years. Nowadays if there is ever a problem with a modem it's either reinstall the driver or buy a new modem.
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Posted 09 June 2004 - 06:50 PM

Try Add New Hardware from the Control Panel. Do an automatic search for the driver. If it doesn't find anything through the auto-search, insert the driver CD/floppy and browse/select the file/directory where they are located. See if that works.

Also, go to Control Panel >> Printers and Other Hardware >> Phone and Modem Options >> Modems tab >> Properties >> Diagnostics tab >> Query Modem. What do you get?

Edited by Leafs_whine_2_much, 09 June 2004 - 06:54 PM.

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Posted 09 June 2004 - 08:49 PM

I have just had the same problem and sounds like a winsock error. If you are still having a problem I can email a file to fix it.
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Posted 09 June 2004 - 10:13 PM

Definitely drivers. Find the missing hardware on your device manager list and right click then choose update drivers and have your disk ready and point it to the correct version of the drivers. Wallah you're up and running. Who'd you buy the PC from or did you build it? Out of curiousity what's it got in it?
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Posted 10 June 2004 - 07:46 AM

Thanks for the advice. I don't know how I'm going to do this unless I remember everything because I won't be able to come back on this forum when I get home.

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 01:00 PM

Thanks for the advice. I don't know how I'm going to do this unless I remember everything because I won't be able to come back on this forum when I get home.

:pray:

Save it and copy it on CD/floppy and/or print it? :D
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Posted 10 June 2004 - 02:01 PM

I just reinstalled Windows XP on my computer, and now I have no internet connection. Keeps saying there is no modem connected, but I just made sure all the wires and stuff are plugged in, and they are. Also says there are no speakers or printers either.
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This really sucks, I can't do anything anymore, and the only time I get to come here is when I have free time in school.

Oh well, at least school is about to end so I won't need to go online to research stuff and hockey season is over so I won't need to check scores or anything....

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

...How are you posting on a forum without a internet connection??? :noclue: :lol: :lol:



Dial up or broadband?
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Posted 10 June 2004 - 02:44 PM

He does his internet work in school.
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