Reimaged Inspiron mini 1012 - ethernet driver? how to connect?

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Reimaged Inspiron mini 1012 - ethernet driver? how to connect?

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I've had to reinstall XP on my Inspiron mini 1012.  I can't get on the internet.

What driver do I need to enable my internal ethernet? Any help is appreciated.

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  • I get this error. 

  • scottli,

     

    You first decided to format and install, correct?

     

    The notebook system utility and the chipset drivers need installed first, or the rest of the drivers will fail to install. How to Download and Install Drivers in the Correct Order

     

     

    Rick

     

     

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    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

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  • Hi Pudg - thanks for responding.

    I didn't reformat. I simply inserted the Re-installation CD for Windows XP sp3 and followed the prompts.

    As for the Resources - do I have to thus install all of them on all the tabs? System, Utilities, Drivers, Applications, etc?

    Also - when I was installing XP, a prompt came up asking me which partition to install on.

    .- FAT

    C - large partition - seemed like the right one

    D - restore partition

    I chose "C" and told it to replace the existing on.

    Thanks again for your help.

  • scottli,

     

    XP repair...

     

    Insert operating system disk and restart the computer.

     

    Press any key to boot from CD

     

    Choose install

     

    Do the agreement

     

    NOw choose repair. Leave the operating system disk in until you see the Welcome Screen.

     

    You'll need to get all the Windows Updates.

     

     

    Rick

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

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  • Hi - process is asking me "which windows installation would you like to log onto

    <To cancel, press ENTER>?

  • I entered 1 for the only one there 1: c:\WINDOWS.

    Asks me for admin password?

    I pressed enter cuz i dont know a password.

    Now I'm stuck at dos

    c:\WINDOWS>

  • scottli,

     

    You installed Windows instead of repairing it. If you have everything you need, then insert the disk and format and install.

     

     

    Rick

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

    Welcome to Dell Community!

  • Hi Pudg

    Ok - sorry to be a pest.  But this is really confusing me.

    1) I did NOT first do a reformat of my C drive (not manually anyway).

    2) I inserted the rebuild CD and simply followed the prompts.  I knew that I was installing a new version, thus replacing my old version.

    3) I successfully re-installed Windows XP, got to the desktop and everything.

    4) Began installing (or attempting to install) drivers, etc from the Resource CD.

    This is where I ran into the problem with the network issue and posted to the Dell forum.

    Then, I followed what you wrote :

    "XP repair...

    Insert operating system disk and restart the computer.

    Press any key to boot from CD

    Choose install"

    I chose "repair".  Now, I am stuck at a dos screen that is asking for an administrators password.

    I pressed enter because I don't know a password.  Now I'm stuck at a dos prompt:  C:\WINDOWS>

    So - should I just insert the CD and start again?

    Also, besides the drivers you kindly linked to this discussion above, do I have to install the components visible on the "Systems", "Utilities" and "Applications" tabs of the Dell Resources CD?

  • scottli,

     

    XP the admin should be blank(no password)

     

    I recently installed the Operating system on a co-workers Dell Mini 9. The prompt for selecting which operating system was because the installation wanted to install, again. I have to format and install to wipe everything on C: then start over.

     

     

    Rick

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

    Welcome to Dell Community!

  • Well - I've reimaged again and am able to connect to the internet wired.  I cannot connect WIRELESS. When I attempt to install the Dell Wireless WLAN 1397 Half MiniCard (4312bg), I get a "hardward not found" error.  I had not problem connecting wirelessly before the reimage. What gives?

  • scottli,

     

    The chipset drivers need installed first. The follow the order. Even though this was an image, sometimes the image does not install everything, unless it is a factory image. How to Download and Install Drivers in the Correct Order

     

    You'll need to read How to by-pass the Dell Download Manager

     

     

    Rick

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

    Welcome to Dell Community!

  • Hi Pudg - this time, I DID download the drivers in the right order, including the chipsets, because you advised me to do that a couple of days ago. There were only 2 chipsets available on the Dell resource CD that was provided to me. I'm stumpled as to what to do next.  Everything seems to work now except the wireless network.

  • scottli,

     

    After you install the chispet drivers, everything else should install.

     

    Now try installing...

     

    Realtek RTL8103EL-GR

     

    Atheros Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter

     

    Dell Wireless WLAN 1397 Half MiniCard (4312bg)

     

    Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Module

     

    Then

     

    Dell Wireless Enable / Disable Application and Dell Function Keys Application

     

     

    Rick

     

     

    #DellRockStar

    What is a Dell Service Tag and how do I locate it? 

     

     

    Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks 

    Welcome to Dell Community!