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Hi guys, I outdid myself when I reformatted my computer. I was running Windows XP Media Center edition, and because some antivirus and spyware removal programs tore up my computer, I decided to reformat. I reformatted with Windows XP Home Edition using NTFS.
My LAN is not seen by my computer, and obviously I can't connect to it or surf the web.

-I used my XP CD to install network drivers, and in my device manager, my IEEE bust host controller and net adapter (1394) have drivers
-My SM Bus controller does not have a driver.
-I have Time Warner cable, and my modem plugs into my microsoft MN-700 router.

-All 3 other computers on my network can connect to the lan and the internet.
-I tried resetting my router, didn't fix it. It is not encrypted or password protected.
-Yes, my ethernet cable is plugged in at both the router and computer.

Can anyone help me to get my computer to see and connect to the LAN?

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Are all the other computers running XP? Is the workgroup name the same on the reformatted computer as the others?

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hi, have you tried to check device manager..and click on the network adapters..what is displayed on the network adapters? post back..

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hey just posting back, I figured out the problem today and using the computer as i type!

I needed to download the driver for my HP pavilion a1430n from the HP website, then I installed the driver.
After that, I had to manually install it like this:

Device Manager -> Network Adapter -> Update driver -> Automatic installation

Bingo! hope this helps anyone else out there with the same problem!

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