After re-installing a friends xp operating system, have you noticed always friends computers that cause a problem, i couldn't get the internet working. I checked all the relavent settings and they are ok. I know the internet is working as the other computers connect no problem. The error it is giving is the dreaded yellow triangle with limited or no connectivity. So i went to device manager to see the big yellow question mark under network controller drivers. Under network adapters i have VIA Rhine ii fast ethernet adapter and next in the list was ethernet controller as an unknown device. After using the device ID on windows and checking that on the internet, the driver i was missing was Encore fast ethernet adapter. After installing this i had got rid of the unknown driver and have 2 drivers under network adapter. When using the encore driver my error message is cable unplugged, which of course it isn't and the error using my original driver is the same. The computer appears to be a made up one with no manufactures markings. Can any one help me. Please remember i can not connect to the internet via this computer but do have access with my laptop if needed.