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Linksys Fast Ethernet 10/100 NIC HELP!

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Posted on Monday, January 7, 2002 - 12:07 pm:   

Iam trying to install a Linksys NIC into my HP computer. Iam running XP Home. When installing the card XP detects it and automatically installs a driver for it. The hardware name is detects is right, but the card isnt functioning properly. I can not stop windows from auto detecting and installing the driver it wishs. I tried updating the driver in Device Manager and using the floppy that came with the Card, but windows refuses the driver. I tried contacting Tech Support, they say that the card is not supported yet by XP, but that I should try the NT driver on the disk, til an updated driver is released. However, like I said before, windows refuses the driver, it decides to take the more appropriate and more up to date one. (atleast what it thinks is the more up to date driver) I tried locating the driver in the INF folder and deleting it, but windows confirms it deletion, but when the card is removed and the install is deleted from the manager and the system is rebooted. The driver comes back. My system doesnt have any online capabilities at this point, so the driver isnt being downloaded. I tried going with the XP detection and letting it run the network wizard once the card is installed, but its a no go. I currently have my Cable modem ran thru my USB ports, but would like to get the modem back on a network card like it was in my last machine. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted on Tuesday, January 8, 2002 - 12:48 am:   

well, they said nt driver. delete it in device manager. then delete the inf. then try rebooting and if it asks for a disk, say no, let it boot up, and then go into device manager and use the "have disk" option and force it to go to the floppy disk and the nt inf you need. see if that works.

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