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Activating Network Cards
Arthur Apr-24-01 04:01 PM
I am helping a school setup and network some donated IBM PC's.
They all have installed IBM Auto network cards which were just turned off (in the Device Manager) by the previous network Admins.
Whenever I try to reactivate them in the Device Manager I get a message with something like " Device/driver sucessfully install, restart for changes to take place" My problem is that when I select "restart" the computers starts to shut down/restart and then they just hang forever.
When I do a manual restart I have to start the procedure all over again and the same thing happens. Running Win 98 and Win ME.

1. RE: Activating Network Cards
lbyard Apr-24-01 08:14 PM
In response to message 0
If you have the drivers on floppy, try removing them in theDevice Manager, reboot, and Windows should detect the boards and ask for the driver disk. Larry

2. RE: Activating Network Cards
Arthur Apr-25-01 04:42 PM
In response to message 1
>If you have the drivers on
>floppy, try removing them in
>theDevice Manager
Sorry Larry but only the computers were donated and no software.


3. RE: Activating Network Cards
lbyard Apr-25-01 06:27 PM
In response to message 2
LAST EDITED ON Apr-25-01 AT 06:27 PM (GMT)

Arthur, In that case I would suggest determining the make and model of the network adapters and downloading the drivers form the manufacturer's web site. On the Win Me computer, try Run, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Info, Components, Network Adapter. You might also find some info about the drivers in the Control Panel, System, Device Manager. http://duxcw.com/digest/Fromshop/mb/det.htm might be useful if you must resort to pulling the adapters to ID them. Larry

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