I have a Gateway 200ARC notebook (actually two of them) and can't get it connected to the internet. The brief history, got it 4 months ago with XP Pro, seemed to work, but bugged up soon, it either had a virus or got one because I hadn't yet installed AV. I partitioned, formatted, and installed XP Home and all the drivers. I think all the drivers came from Gateway, but I can't recall, I used a lot of tricks and workarounds to get it going. Upgraded to SP2, loaded lots of apps, AVG, used it a LOT for a month, failed to clone HD (huge mistake), took it on a business trip (which is why I bought it in the first place) and 8 days in, it blew up. While in use, it did blue screen text and restarted to "invalid system disk - press any key". Six days of data recovery work got all the files back I needed, then I went to do it all over again, partition, format, and install XP Home and all the drivers. This time, no luck. It won't get online with WiFi or a cable. I installed the Gateway-supplied drivers for the Intel chipset and the Intel-supplied Intel/PRO wireless 2100 drivers (because none of the FOUR NIC drivers at Gateway even say 2100 or 2200BG, all can be installed but still have the problem), but there is still a yellow question mark in the device manager next to "Ethernet controller". The Intel/PRO wireless 2100 appears above that, seemingly installed fine. But it doesn't connect to the internet any way. Any help forum post I found said to use Driver Agent or PC Wizard, which is dumb, both try to get online, can't, and thus tell me nothing. Today, I spent about 20 hours doing this alongside some other work, in all, I cleaned the hard drive and started over about four times. I can't recall how I made it work before. The trick that time was getting SP2 installed, it requires a browser newer than the IE in XP Home, and a newer browser requires SP2. I used a semi-old FF for that, I think. But the NIC was never an issue. Today, I have also been doing the same thing on another one just like it, except it has the Intel/PRO wireless 2200BG. Same results, won't connect. Also, the wireless screens icon appears in the tray, and seems to let me connect, then says it is disconnected, but the wired connection icon has never been seen. So, can anyone suggest a way to get this working? Thank you.