So i did my twice a year clear the harddrive and reinstall a fresh copy of xp home... in the past everything has worked fine. simply reinstall, plug in the network cable to my cable modem and update online via downloading the most recent drivers and everything else.
however this time is different. I formated and reinstalled windows fresh. went to plug in my cable modem and noticed there was nothing. nothing in network connections and no internet. the lights come on my router but i can't add a cable connection as it tells me it should be setup automatically... blah!
am i missing something? i've gone through every conceivable way to add a connection and nothing has worked. i know it's not a faulty modem or router as they where working fine when i shut everythign down to format.
i'm sure it's something simple but at 2:00 it's bugging the hell out of me... can anyone offer some suggestions?
my computer is a
athlon xp 2500
mb is biostar m7ncd pro
i'm off to bed as i have to be up in a few hours... but if anyone can leave some pointers here i would appreciate it.
btw posting on a old piece of crap secondary computer... so if something is needed to download to fix this problem i can do that... also forgot to mention tried formtting a second time and the same problem exists.