Re: Wireless software won't load after re-format
Thanks for your help everyone, I'm sitting typing this from my own pc... In the end I cheated I'm afraid. I tried the last suggestion from Chris, but to no avail, so I threw the thing in the car and took it back to the shop. They got it running there and then for me.... I'll see if I can give a fair description of what they did:
They couldn't read the disc on my machine either, so they did a wired connection to the internet and downloaded the current version of the drivers from Microsoft (who would have thought it) while they were on line.
They installed the drivers and all I had to do is bring it home, plug it in and input the wep key - bingo, it works!
Apparently, the reason it wouldn't work for me is: After they did the reformat a couple of days ago, they installed a newer version of windows (not my original one that came with the pc 3 years ago) this one comes bundled with windows explorer that can't be 'un-bundled' and has a version of flashplayer that was stopping the installation disc from being accessed (flashplayer is older on the wanadoo cd)
Does that make sense?
I'd just like to thank you again for taking the time to help me with this. It seems the people in the shop did exactly what you were telling me to do, but perhaps because they were able to establish a wired connection first it did the trick - don't understand it myself!
Many thanks once again - I know where to come now if I have any problems in the future.