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Old 09-09-2011, 11:10 PM   #1
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Mom's computer crashed so i reinstalled xp. Went on net. to get updates. The first update was service pack 2, and the computer could still surf the net.The next update was service pack 3 once the computer restarted I tried to get on net. and it say's page can not be found. The computer is a dell dimension 2400 that uses a wireless usb netopia.


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Old 09-11-2011, 10:31 AM   #2
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Check the network settings. Updates will not change your settings.


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Most likely incorrect driver for the usb wifi device.
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If you make a fresh install and then go on the net without a good antivirus and firewall, you will likely pick up a virus before you are connected to download the updates.

I speak from experience.

I follow this routine! I download a good antivirus program and save it to a CD. Then,I format the hard drive with the Windows Installation CD. And install Windows.
When Windows is installed, I install the antivirus program from the CD,next.
Then, make sure that the firewall is turned on.
Now you can safely connect your computer to the internet and down-load the updates.

I formatted my h/d three times before I learned this lesson.
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