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PC doesn't recognize xircom card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by monty-jay, Jan 27, 2003.

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  1. monty-jay

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    Hi All...As you might know, I was having trouble starting win98 and I recently was able to fix that. Now I am almost all the way done with fixing my laptop back up, but I have one thing left and I don't know what to do. I have a xircom pc card that I use to connect to the net and my laptop is NOT recognizing it...Is there any way I might be able to get this working again?
     
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    Did you run the installation for it? It came with a floppy disk, correct?
     
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    It did, but I do not have any of the software. I bought this off of a friend of mine about two years back and he never gave me the rest of the software. Would that be my only option, to try and reinstall the card's software? I can't just search for a driver?

    ITs reading the card slot ok, but it just won't recognize the xircom card. I kept all the old files/folder for it when I reinstalled windows, so its still there. would there be anyway I could use that to help me?
     
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    Thanks, but I tried that as well and it did not seem to help. It did download some adapter and part of the xircom utilities recognize that, but the problem is it won't recognize any xircom modems. I have downloaded maybe 4 drivers/apps that I believe relate to my xircom realport card, but none have helped with the missing xircom modem issue...
     
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    Does it appear in the control panel, system, device manager?
     
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    the only thing that comes up is something like under other devices:

    "? PCI Ethernet card controller bus"

    (I don't have the laptop with me to double check what it says)

    But no mention of xircom anywhere...
     
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    What does it say the problem is? What happens if you choose update driver and point it to the stuff you downloaded?
     
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    it says something like no drivers can be found, the best driver is currently in use, etc...

    When I try and update the driver at the "? PCI Ethernet..." it says none can be found...
     
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    Remove it from device manager.......leave the card in the slot, then restart.........will windows find it and ask for drivers?
     
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    I will have to check when I get home.
     
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