Hello everyone --- I have a Dell Dimension 4550 for which I purchased a new hard drive a few years ago and installed xp os.
I re-installed the xp os from the same resource disks onto the old drive. Everything works fine except the system will not recognize the integrated network adapter.
I chose this arrangement to practice re-installation procedures as well as having the old HD as a ready to go back up. It is not used as a slave, it simply sits in it's station until I decide to change over the connections-- if I can get the LAN to work.