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Uliana Nikolaeva
Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2003 - 2:21 pm:   

Ok, I confess, I'm a big 0 in computers.
So here's the problem: my computer just wouldn't connect to Internet (actually, only a part of it).
There are 2 Windows on my computer: 98 and 2000. So, yesterday Internet worked in both Windows', but today morning, when I started connecting to Net from 2000th Windows, here's what it said:
"E0015: The program failed to locate a suitable adapter to make a connection. If you are using USB DSL modem, make sure the cable is plugged into your computer. It appears that you need to install an adapter into your computer. Refer to the Windows Network Help Guide."
Then I press on 'OK' and it sais: "E0049: Failed to discover network adaptor".
I don't understand a thing here, really! Where did that adaptor go if only yesterday I used Internet and everything was alright!!! And more, it works in one Windows, but not in another!!! And what is that adaptor and where do I find it? Did it just fade away from my computer? A mystery??? And what am I supposed to do now?
Can anybody please help me?!!!!! Im so desperate, I need Internet in that Windows... please...
Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2003 - 9:47 pm:   

The first part of the problem is knowing "how" you connect to the internet. I.E. A dialup connection or some Broadband device such as a DSL Modem or Modem router combo or cable.
The second part of your problem is figureing the last thing you did before the 2K partition stopped connecting. If you can shed a little more light on these subjects we can help you.
Uliana Nikolaeva
Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 2:20 am:   

I really don't know what happened. Oh yeah, I worked in Internet in the morning, and in the evening when I came back home it said something like "The server dropped connection".
I use ADSL modem
Matt Weston (Matt12330)
Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 4:46 am:   

Can you connect to the Internet in Win 98? Has anybody used the machine besides yourself ?

In both systems, examine your hardware:

In the device manager, look under network adaptors for your NIC (network interface card)

If you can see it in WIN 98, but not in WIN 2000, you might need to re-install the NIC.

If it is not visible in either, I would suspect the hardware.

I have seen machines that "magically" lose hardware. Often, a reboot fixes the problem.

As ES said above, it is difficult to guess what the problem is, but knowing some background could be helpful.
Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 4:44 pm:   

Matt Weston said, "I have seen machines that "magically" lose hardware. Often, a reboot fixes the problem."
Most often this is the case or a virus can also cause it as well.
Uliana Nikolaeva
Posted on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 7:55 am:   

Nobody used the computer beside me that day. And... where is it located, the device manager? Is it the same thing as the Control Panel? Sorry, I really don't know a thing here.. Well, if it is, then there's an icon 'Network' in 98th Windows' Control Panel, but it doesn't have it in 2000th.. is it normal?
And if it's a virus, then it must be in both Windows, right? I mean, coz those Windows are on the same hard disk.

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