Go to Start/Run and type CMD and press Enter. In the Command Prompt type or copy and paste Ipconfig /all> 0 & notepad 0 and press Enter.
Copy the text in Notepad results and Paste them in your next post
If you have run the command and have the Notepad results, save the text document to your XP computer, then put in a flash drive go to the saved file folder and drag the notepad file you saved onto the flash drive, then put the Flash drive in your Internet computer, open the notepad text file and copy the text and paste it into your next post
If that doesn't work, open Notepad up, and copy the text from the Notepad resulsts to a new Notepad Text document, and follow the above directions
Please accept my apology for not answering sooner but my modem/router went down and I just received a new one. I did what you said and got the following (I think):
Checking file system on G:
The type of the file system is FAT32.
One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You
may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended
that you continue.
Windows will now check the disk.
Volume Serial Number is 23F7-992C
Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.
No further action is required.
60058960 KB total disk space.
16 KB in 1 hidden files.
1536 KB in 96 folders.
290368 KB in 1239 files.
59767024 KB are available.
16384 bytes in each allocation unit.
3753685 total allocation units on disk.
3735439 allocation units available on disk.
?? We didn't ask for a Check Disk results?
We still don't think you should be using XP, though.
Sounds like the issue was your router and you got a new one so that should fix your problem, let us know if you still need assistance.
You IPconfig log says you are connected. You can open your web browser and type Google.com to open the Google page. Or download Windows Updates
But again, most web sites won't load on Windows XP because IE is too old and XP is not secure since it is no longer supported.
Methinks I spoke too soon. I can get to Google and a listing of other sites, but when I try to access them I get a page that has a heading: This Page Cannot Be Displayed. I get the following page headed by This Page Cannot Be Displayed. The page has all sorts of things to try such as Tools to Internet Options to LAN and others but nothing can get th internet age to open. Any suggestions?
Windows XP will work very well, as long as you don't try to get online. As Joe said, It has been several years now that XP is no longer supported, and most web sites will not let you access their information because XP and IE are no longer secure and outdated.
If this machine needs to be online, then install Ubuntu or any other Linux flavor and ditch XP, unless you want to use XP offline.
I tried to install ubuntu but it goes to the page titled THIS PAGE CANNOT BE DISPLAYED. There must be a way to go to the page that allows internet action. I have installed all the broadband drivers but I still get nowhere.
Have you connected any other internet devices to your new Router? Was it pre-configured for you?
The Dell drivers page I linked to, were for Windows Drivers. they do not have drivers for Ubuntu. You should not need drivers if you are using an Ethernet cable from your new router to your computer. If you still have problems getting online with Ubuntu, then I would call your ISP and speak with a Linux specialist maybe they can help you.
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