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February 17, 2011 10:40:11 AM

Hi, I hope you can offer some assistance with this problem.

I have recently formatted and installed a fresh copy on XP pro onto a friends laptop. Now the problem that I am having is trying to find drivers for it so I can connect to the internet (Wired or wireless, it doesn't matter just now). I have tried both intel and HP website using these links:

Intel:
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Chipsets&ProductLine=Laptop+Chipsets&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+852/855+Chipset+Family&ProdId=939&LineId=1088&FamilyId=40

HP:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=367369&prodSeriesId=367367&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=1093#290

So far, I have installed the Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility (From the intel website, which didn't seem to do anything) and ATI Video Driver/ Control Panel (From the HP website). There are a lot of network drivers on the HP site but I have no idea which would would work (If any at all).

All I want is internet access on this laptop, then I can start to install the service packs/windows updates as well as other drivers and software.

Laptop info (Using CPU-Z):

Make/model: HP Compaq nc 6000
Socket: 479 mPGA
Chipset: i855PM
Graphics (Not 100% sure on this): ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 - RV350

DXDIAG:
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System Information
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Time of this report: 2/17/2011, 12:26:08
Machine name:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp1.020828-1920)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Compaq nc6000 (DW361C)
BIOS: HP - 22040420
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.80GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 125MB used, 1124MB available
Primary File System: NTFS
DirectX Version: DirectX 8.1 (4.08.01.0810)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.01.2600.1106 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No input devices detected.
No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Components
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ddraw.dll: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 253440 bytes
ddrawex.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 24064 bytes
dxapi.sys: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 10496 bytes
d3d8.dll: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 1180672 bytes
d3dim.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 436224 bytes
d3dim700.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 791040 bytes
d3dramp.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 590336 bytes
d3drm.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 350208 bytes
d3dxof.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 47616 bytes
d3dpmesh.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 34816 bytes
dplayx.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 212992 bytes
dpmodemx.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 20992 bytes
dpwsockx.dll: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 49664 bytes
dplaysvr.exe: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 26112 bytes
dpnsvr.exe: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 18944 bytes
dpnet.dll: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 156672 bytes
dpnlobby.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 38400 bytes
dpnwsock.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 61952 bytes
dpnaddr.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 26112 bytes
dpnmodem.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 62464 bytes
dpvoice.dll: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 206336 bytes
dpvsetup.exe: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 58368 bytes
dpvvox.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 113152 bytes
dpvacm.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 24064 bytes
dpnhpast.dll: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 29696 bytes
dpnhupnp.dll: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 56320 bytes
dinput.dll: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 151552 bytes
dinput8.dll: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 168960 bytes
dimap.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 44032 bytes
diactfrm.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 394240 bytes
joy.cpl: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 65536 bytes
gcdef.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 76800 bytes
pid.dll: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 31744 bytes
dsound.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 338944 bytes
dsound3d.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 1293824 bytes
dswave.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 16896 bytes
dsdmo.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 165888 bytes
dsdmoprp.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 66560 bytes
dmusic.dll: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 94720 bytes
dmband.dll: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 26112 bytes
dmcompos.dll: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 57344 bytes
dmime.dll: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 172544 bytes
dmloader.dll: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 31744 bytes
dmstyle.dll: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 110080 bytes
dmsynth.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 99840 bytes
dmscript.dll: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 77312 bytes
dx7vb.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 595456 bytes
dx8vb.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 1185792 bytes
mfc40.dll: 4.01.00.6140 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 924432 bytes
mfc42.dll: 6.00.8665.0000 English Beta Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 995383 bytes
wsock32.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 21504 bytes
amstream.dll: 6.04.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 63488 bytes
devenum.dll: 6.04.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 51712 bytes
dxmasf.dll: 6.04.09.1125 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 498205 bytes
mciqtz32.dll: 6.04.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 33280 bytes
mpg2splt.ax: 6.04.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 135168 bytes
msdmo.dll: 6.04.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 11264 bytes
qasf.dll: 6.04.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 152576 bytes
qcap.dll: 6.04.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 184832 bytes
qdv.dll: 6.04.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 266752 bytes
qdvd.dll: 6.04.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 357376 bytes
qedit.dll: 6.04.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 511488 bytes
qedwipes.dll: 6.04.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 734208 bytes
quartz.dll: 6.04.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 1142784 bytes
strmdll.dll: 4.01.00.3928 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 251904 bytes
mswebdvd.dll: 6.04.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 192512 bytes
ks.sys: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 131712 bytes
stream.sys: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 44416 bytes
swenum.sys: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 3840 bytes
msvidctl.dll: 6.04.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 1220608 bytes
vbisurf.ax: 5.01.2600.1106 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 27136 bytes
msyuv.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 16384 bytes
wstdecod.dll: 5.01.2600.0000 English Final Retail 3/31/2003 12:00:00 46080 bytes

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Display Devices
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Card name: ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9600 Series
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor AGP (0x4E50)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device ID: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4E50&SUBSYS_0890103C&REV_00
Display Memory: 32.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (16 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Default Monitor
Monitor Max Res:
Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.10.6860 (English)
DDI Version: 8 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 8/20/2008 21:18:08, 314880 bytes
Driver Signed: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD:
Mini VDD: ati2mtag.sys
Mini VDD Date: 8/20/2008 23:52:42, 3299840 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-0D10-11CF-4069-9A28A1C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x4E50
SubSys ID: 0x0890103C
Revision ID: 0x0000
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result:
D3D7 Test Result:
D3D8 Test Result:

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Sound Devices
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DirectMusic
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DLS Path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers\GM.DLS
Version: 1.00.16.0002
Ports:
Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port
Registry: OK
Music Test Result:

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DirectShow Filters
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DirectShow Filters:
WMAudio Decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
WMVideo 8 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
MSScreen decoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
WMVideo Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
Mpeg4 Decoder DMO,0x00800001,1,1,,
Full Screen Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
DV Muxer,0x00400000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Color Space Converter,0x00400001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
WM ASF Reader,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,6.04.2600.0000
AVI Splitter,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
VGA 16 Color Ditherer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Windows Media Audio Decoder,0x00800001,1,1,msadds32.ax,8.00.00.4487
AC3 Parser Filter,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.04.2600.1106
StreamBufferSink,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.04.2600.1106
MJPEG Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Microsoft Screen Video Decompressor,0x00800000,1,1,msscds32.ax,8.00.00.4487
MPEG-I Stream Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
SAMI (CC) Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
MPEG Layer-3 Decoder,0x00810000,1,1,l3codecx.ax,1.05.00.0050
MPEG-2 Splitter,0x005fffff,1,0,mpg2splt.ax,6.04.2600.1106
ACELP.net Sipro Lab Audio Decoder,0x00800001,1,1,acelpdec.ax,1.04.00.0000
Internal Script Command Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
MPEG Audio Decoder,0x03680001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
File Source (Netshow URL),0x00400000,0,1,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1125
DV Splitter,0x00600000,1,2,qdv.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Windows Media Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,wmvds32.ax,8.00.00.4487
Windows Media Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,wmv8ds32.ax,8.00.00.4000
Windows Media Multiplexer,0x00600000,1,1,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1125
ASX file Parser,0x00600000,1,1,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1125
ASX v.2 file Parser,0x00600000,1,0,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1125
NSC file Parser,0x00600000,1,1,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1125
ACM Wrapper,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Windows Media source filter,0x00600000,0,2,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1125
Video Renderer,0x00800001,1,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
MPEG-2 Video Stream Analyzer,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Line 21 Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,qdvd.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Video Port Manager,0x00600000,2,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
WST Decoder,0x00600000,1,1,wstdecod.dll,5.01.2600.0000
Video Renderer,0x00400000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
WM ASF Writer,0x00400000,0,0,qasf.dll,6.04.2600.0000
VBI Surface Allocator,0x00600000,1,1,vbisurf.ax,5.01.2600.1106
Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Decompressor,0x00800000,1,1,mpg4ds32.ax,8.00.00.4487
File writer,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.1106
DVD Navigator,0x00200000,0,2,qdvd.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Overlay Mixer2,0x00400000,1,1,qdvd.dll,6.04.2600.1106
AVI Draw,0x00600064,9,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
.RAM file Parser,0x00600000,1,0,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1125
G.711 Codec,0x00200000,1,1,g711codc.ax,5.01.2600.0000
MPEG-2 Demultiplexer,0x00600000,1,1,mpg2splt.ax,6.04.2600.1106
DV Video Decoder,0x00800000,1,1,qdv.dll,6.04.2600.0000
Windows Media Update Filter,0x00400000,1,0,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1125
ASF DIB Handler,0x00600000,1,1,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1125
ASF ACM Handler,0x00600000,1,1,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1125
ASF ICM Handler,0x00600000,1,1,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1125
ASF URL Handler,0x00600000,1,1,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1125
ASF JPEG Handler,0x00600000,1,1,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1125
ASF DJPEG Handler,0x00600000,1,1,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1125
ASF embedded stuff Handler,0x00600000,1,1,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1125
WIA Stream Snapshot Filter,0x00200000,1,1,wiasf.ax,1.00.00.0000
SampleGrabber,0x00200000,1,1,qedit.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Null Renderer,0x00200000,1,0,qedit.dll,6.04.2600.1106
StreamBufferSource,0x00200000,0,0,sbe.dll,6.04.2600.1106
WMP CD Filter,0x00600000,0,1,wmpcd.dll,8.00.00.4487
Smart Tee,0x00200000,1,2,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Overlay Mixer,0x00200000,0,0,qdvd.dll,6.04.2600.1106
AVI Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
AVI/WAV File Source,0x00400000,0,2,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
QuickTime Movie Parser,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Wave Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
MIDI Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Multi-file Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Lyric Parser,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
File stream renderer,0x00400000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
XML Playlist,0x00400000,1,0,dxmasf.dll,6.04.09.1125
AVI Mux,0x00200000,1,0,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Line 21 Decoder 2,0x00600002,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
File Source (Async.),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
File Source (URL),0x00400000,0,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Windows Media Pad VU Data Grabber,0x00600000,1,0,wmmfilt.dll,1.01.2427.0001
Infinite Pin Tee Filter,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.1106
QT Decompressor,0x00600000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
ShotBoundaryDet,0x00200000,1,1,wmmfilt.dll,1.01.2427.0001
MPEG Video Decoder,0x40000001,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106

Video Compressors:
WMVideo Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
MSScreen encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
DV Video Encoder,0x00200000,0,0,qdv.dll,6.04.2600.0000
MJPEG Compressor,0x00200000,0,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Cinepak Codec by Radius,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Intel 4:2:0 Video V2.50,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Intel Indeo(R) Video R3.2,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Intel IYUV codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Microsoft H.261 Video Codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Microsoft H.263 Video Codec,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Microsoft RLE,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Microsoft Video 1,0x00200000,1,1,qcap.dll,6.04.2600.1106

Audio Compressors:
WMAudio Encoder DMO,0x00600800,1,1,,
IMA ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
PCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Microsoft ADPCM,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
ACELP.net,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
DSP Group TrueSpeech(TM),0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Windows Media Audio V1,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Windows Media Audio V2,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
GSM 6.10,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Microsoft G.723.1,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
CCITT A-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
CCITT u-Law,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
MPEG Layer-3,0x00200000,1,1,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106

Midi Renderers:
Default MidiOut Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106

BDA CP/CA Filters:
Decrypt/Tag,0x00200000,0,0,encdec.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Encrypt/Tag,0x00200000,0,0,encdec.dll,6.04.2600.1106
XDS Codec,0x00200000,0,0,encdec.dll,6.04.2600.1106

Audio Renderers:
Default DirectSound Device,0x00800000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106
Default WaveOut Device,0x00200000,1,0,quartz.dll,6.04.2600.1106

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Input Devices
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Poll w/ Interrupt: No
Registry: OK

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Input Drivers
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DirectPlay Service Providers
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Internet TCP/IP Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.01.2600.1106)
IPX Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpwsockx.dll (5.01.2600.1106)
Modem Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.01.2600.0000)
Serial Connection For DirectPlay - Registry: OK, File: dpmodemx.dll (5.01.2600.0000)
DirectPlay8 Modem Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnmodem.dll (5.01.2600.0000)
DirectPlay8 Serial Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnmodem.dll (5.01.2600.0000)
DirectPlay8 IPX Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnwsock.dll (5.01.2600.0000)
DirectPlay8 TCP/IP Service Provider - Registry: OK, File: dpnwsock.dll (5.01.2600.0000)
DirectPlay Test Result:

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DirectPlay Lobbyable Apps
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I hope someone can help me with this, as it's really starting to annoy me now. If it was my laptop I would have probably thrown it somewhere by now :D  .

If you require additional information, please let me know, thanks!

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February 17, 2011 2:11:42 PM

I managed to find the driver I needed on the HP site, now knowing what Ethernet card it has.

Thanks for your help! :wahoo: 
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a b α HP
February 17, 2011 2:47:59 PM

windows should be able to find the drivers for your wireless card once connected to the internet
February 19, 2011 1:44:20 PM

Hi,

So I have managed to get everything else up and running but I have one problem.
The wireless internet will not connect to any access points. When I try to connect using the windows wireless network connection it will show a list of access points (Including my own) but when I try to connect I get a message saying:

"Windows is unable to connect to the selected network. The network may no longer be in range. Please refresh the list of available network, and try to connect again"

After a bit of searching, a lot of solutions seems to point to here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/884787/en-us but the problem with that is I only have 2 data encryption options, WEP and open. Now, my password/key is a word followed by a set of numbers, therefore it will not accept it, saying the password must be "... 40bits or 104bits depending on your network configuration..."

I have all of the windows updates installed now (Service pack 3) and when I go onto the windows website and try to update from there, it says that I have all of the updates.
a b \ Driver
a b α HP
February 19, 2011 1:57:21 PM

check in the device manager what type of wireless network card you have and see if you can find newer drivers on the HP or manufacturer website.

Windows does not always have the latest drivers.

try to avoid installing the network card managing software that might come with the drivers. Windows should be the one managing the hardware. Extract the drivers and use the Windows update feature and point it to the folder with the drivers.
February 20, 2011 1:56:25 PM

I managed to find the correct drivers and as mentioned. Everything is now running as it should. Again, thanks for your help!
!