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Old 05-16-2008, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I lost my hardware profile on a windows XP home computer (Pentium 3 500Mhz) and this was because of a virus/spyware combo that was in the comp. The threats were finally eliminated, but I cannot get my CD drive or network card/network to load. I think this is because my hardware profile doesn't show up in the device manager. Is there any recovery tool I could possibly use to make it work? Thx.


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With the XP CD. Do a repair install.

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Reinstall or repair XP.

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