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Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2002 - 11:45 am:   

I reinstalled my 10/100 Ethernet card with great difficulty. Lots of conflicts, etc.

I finally got it working after UNINSTALLING the PCI Mass Storage Controller. Everything is working just fine now.

My concern is that everytime I boot up, the Install New Hardware Wizard want to install the PCI Mass Storage Controler. I just cancel the wizard and as I said, everything works perfectly fine without it.

What exactly is the PCI MSC and is it possible to stop the wizard from trying to install it?
Is this a good or bad idea?

Thank you for your help
Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2002 - 1:16 pm:   

Without knowing what os or motherboard you have, use the cd the motherboard came with to reinstall the driver.
Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2002 - 1:41 pm:   

Thanks Cecil.
The Motherboard has been replaced by Gateway. Probably with the same as the original. I'll check .

By "cd" are you refering to the System Restoration disk or Windows 98se? and the driver for the PCI Mass Storage Controller?
Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2002 - 1:43 pm:   

Motherboard: MBD PII/BX TB2 w/AUD JABIL R4

Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2002 - 1:59 pm:   

With a new motherboard, Gateway should have supplied a new system restore disk. The drivers should be on the restore disk. You may have talk to Gateway on restoring the drivers.
That's one problem you have with a system that's already built. All you get is a restore disk. Some come with options to restore software only or restore the computer back to original condition. Others only allow you to restore back to original condition. Which can be bad news, because you lose all info that you collected.
In your case it may need to restore the computer to it's original condition over a simple driver. With any luck Gateway may have what you need or at least tell you what motherboard you have. With the motherboard info you can download the motherboard drivers off the internet.
Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2002 - 2:17 pm:   

The link below may be a place to start.
Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2002 - 2:50 pm:   

thanks for all of your help. Isn't that the motherboard id above?
Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2002 - 2:53 pm:   

Again i ask, are you refering to the driver for the PCI Mass Controller?
Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2002 - 4:04 pm:   

The motherboard drivers should include the pci mass controller driver.
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