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[SOLVED] Can't Install Ethernet Drivers

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Rhapsody, Sep 9, 2004.

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  1. Rhapsody

    Rhapsody Thread Starter

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    HE HE HE - - -
    i am watching closely on this one for i am having the same prob.
    after installing, uninstalling and then reinstalling the drivers to our NIC card we can no longer get WINDOWS to recognize the cd .................. therefore no drivers for the NIC card which in turn means no ON-LINE for 2nd comp.

    and - YES - i tried the later suggestion.

    Good Luck,
    Rhapsody

    Comp - Win98se
     
  2. etaf

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    "Rhapsody"
    can you post a seperate post with all your details -
    windows version
    NIC make/model
    PC make/model
    and as much info as you can.

    "NetTechGuy"
    so can you provide details of what is happening step by step
    Is this system win98
    are you able to point where the drivers are located -
    are the drivers compatable with the windows version ou have
    Make model of PC
    Make model of NIC cards
     
  3. ~Candy~

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    It sounds like you are just pointing the driver search to the cdrom, say for example the E:/ drive.

    You must help it along and browse to, as an example, E:/drivers/XP

    Or perhaps the cd doesn't contain XP drivers? And you'll need to download from the card's website.
     
  4. Rhapsody

    Rhapsody Thread Starter

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    Hello ............... AcaCandy

    i have helped it by trying to point it to "D:\DRIVERS\Win98" and not even that worked. i know that the CD i am using has the drivers on it because it was working last week before it went nuts on me- lol.

    Rhapsody
     
  5. ~Candy~

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    Did you try a scanreg/restore to last week?
     
  6. MFDnNC

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    you may need to go further down the directory tree on the CD
     
  7. Rhapsody

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    Ok - - - etaf - - - here is goes

    Comp - is running Win98se
    Router - is Etherfast Cable/DSL - 4 Ports (Linksys)
    NIC - 10/100 Etherfast with Wake-On-Lan - PCI Adapter (linksys)
    Comp - is a Global (9 yrs old)
    Drivers - are compatable with comp - was working til last unistall

    *** only other prob that we have been having was with Networking - staying on line with 2nd comp. that was working great until this new prob came alone.

    Rhapsody
     
  8. etaf

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    can you start a new post/thread - do not add a reply here
     
  9. ~Candy~

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    Let me split posts off this thread.....I thought I was replying to the original poster.
     
  10. Rhapsody

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    Hello..........

    i cannot do a restore on the 2nd comp it is to old - does not have the program. comp is 9-10 yrs old.

    what is meant by going further down the directory tree? where should i be going to?

    Rhapsody
     
  11. Rhapsody

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    OK - - -
    sorry i will not post in this one any more .

    Rhapsody
     
  12. ~Candy~

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    If it's running 98, it has a scanreg/restore.
     
  13. Rhapsody

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    Hello ....... AcaCandy

    would you please explain to me as to where i should look for it ? ? ? ?

    THX,
    Rhapsody
     
  14. ~Candy~

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    Boot to a command prompt only, then type scanreg/restore and hit enter.

    Tell us the dates available.
     
  15. AudioKal

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    Holy Cow....lol....I'm the original "poster" and it's surprising to see someone else having the same issues as I am. Here's an update to my problem. I'm running Windows 98 (not the SE)

    NIC make/model - 3Com 3C905B - TXNM
    PC make/model - IBM \ Aptiva

    Here's what happening. Oh and, just so you know.....I have installed TONS of drivers many times over, but this one has me going grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.........!

    I am definately able to point where the drivers are located and the drivers MUST BE compatable with the windows version I have since it works on my other computers with the same operating system. I have gone way way WAY down the directory tree and it hasn't helped. It just seems to weird that this is happening cause well.....installing drivers is so easy.....grrrrrrrrrrr.........(see there I go again .....LOL.)

    Anyways......thanks for the input.....I keep checking back.........
     
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