Sorry to be so vague, I have no idea what the problem actually is. I have a E-machine, that just had Linux (Ubuntu) installed on it. To make a long story short, a virus seemed to wipe out the Windows registry and I no longer have the product key, so the guy who fixed it* installed the above. I’ve always wanted to try out Linux so it wasn’t to big a deal and it’s not my main machine anyway so I figured the learning curve wouldn’t matter much. I’ve had it 4 days now enough to explore Open Office, check on my pics and documents and play solitaire.
Now however I’m wondering if I need to reinstall it because I haven’t been able to get online. I think I need to change the network settings so it can detect my wireless card but it won’t allow me access. Any ideas why this could be? Is there a way to fix this without reinstalling the OS? Will reinstalling the OS make me loose any data?
*Original problem was the power supply the Windows problem came up on testing.