I have to preface this by saying i dont know alot about computers, i know some but i guess i am here b/c i dont know enough.
I have been using a not so legit version of XP, i know bad, but i have bought the good version and obtained a copy of SP2(from microsoft).
So i decided to reformat my computer and followed the general instructions. I backed up some programs, music and pictures and set through the motions and everything worked fine, except I CANNOT GET AN INTERNET CONNECTION.
I am using a lynksys 10/100 ethernet card which usually shows 1, 2, or 3 lights. When im not connected to the internet it goes to one light and i can usually find the problem but now it shows no lights and i cannot connect through my DSL.
I am wondering if there is a driver i erased when formatting? I dont know how as this is not the first time i have reformatted my computer and have not run into this problem.
When i first turn on the computer all three lights do light up on the lynksys card but then systematically go out before the XP is fully loaded. Also when i go into the XP repair area all three lights stay lit.