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Old 10-04-2008, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently was given a DELL Inspiron 1150 laptop with Windows XP Home Edition. I completely reloaded XP to get rid of any remaining personal info from the previous owner, not knowing that the drive for the modem would be deleted when I did it. It's too late to tell me that I should of chosen just the upgrade, I just hope someone could tell me how to get the drive back on so I can log onto the Internet?
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Old 10-04-2008, 04:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you mean Driver. Not drive.

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Old 10-04-2008, 09:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I checked this out last night with my desktop, but I cannot connect to the Internet with my laptop to download the driver due to it not being in the system. I am using my desktop for this forum. Any other suggestions on how I can solve this? Anyone?
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Why can't download the drivers with your desktop?
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Exactly. Download the driver to your desktop and use a Flash Drive, CD-RW or something to get it to the laptop...
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I recently was given a DELL Inspiron 1150 laptop with Windows XP Home Edition. I completely reloaded XP to get rid of any remaining personal info from the previous owner, not knowing that the drive for the modem would be deleted when I did it. It's too late to tell me that I should of chosen just the upgrade, I just hope someone could tell me how to get the drive back on so I can log onto the Internet?
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I think formatting was the right option. In most cases, better than Windows XP Repair in my opinion. Drivers can be easily downloaded and installed.
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