hi guys! how you all doing? this question is probably going to sound a bit confusing but i'll do my best. a few months ago, my OEM Vista died. black screen no control over anything etc... tried my limited best but in the end just formatted and installed Jaunty Jackalope on my drive which pretty much worked out the box with some few teething probs. after a while the "teething probs" did my nut in so i tried switching back to windows by installing first Vista and then when that didn't work i tried XP then i couldn't get an internet connection at all. again, did my best but still there was a yellow "?" in device manager beside the ethernet card. i have tried all the options for different drivers in XP and Vista as well as downloading loads of appropriate drivers on another system but still get an "ethernet connectivity" warning in the bottom right. so im stuck with ubuntu, which isn't the worst thing but i do like the way windows just does certain things for you like giving you sound straight away without spending hours trying to fix it yourself! hope someone can shed a little light and i'm sure much more information will be needed from me, so any questions or help would be appreciated. thanks again!!