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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2003 - 7:33 pm:   

I have a Compaq Presario 1700, running on Windows ME. When I right-click My Computer, goto Properties, Device Manager, and under Network Adapters, one of my network adapters have a exclaimation mark on it.
I can't connect to the Internet because of this problem. I tried removing that adapter and installing it again but the exclaimation mark is still there. Everytime I turn on the laptop, I get the error message that my adapter is not properly working and that I have to set it up again. How can I fix this?
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2003 - 10:46 pm:   

Find out what chipset is on the PCMCIA NIC and reload the drivers.
Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 - 5:28 pm:   

I'll try that.
Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 - 9:14 pm:   

How do you reload the drivers?
btw, the name of the adapter is
compaq 10_100 MiniPCI Ethernet NIC
Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2003 - 11:58 pm:   

Is the NIC built into the Laptop or a card in the PCMCIA slot? Been awhile since I mucked around at the HP/Compaq website hope the address works. Download the driver that applies and install it.
Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 - 4:22 pm:   

The NIC is a card.
I downloaded a driver from the HP/Compaq website called Presario Notebooks Conexant Combo - Modem/NIC Driver for Windows ME, but It didn't fix the problem.
Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 - 8:24 pm:   

Did you install the driver? Downloading it doesn't always get the job done alone. The last Compaq driver I installed was a self executable file which means you have to open the file and it will extract itself to a folder and setup is automatic.
Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2003 - 5:32 pm:   

Yes, I installed the new driver.
Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2003 - 8:15 pm:   

Try a reboot in safe mode and remove the NIC from hardware device manager than reboot and let Windows redetect the nic and hopefully the driver will install properly.
Posted on Friday, April 4, 2003 - 6:01 pm:   

Ok I'll try that.
Posted on Sunday, April 13, 2003 - 11:54 am:   

Still can't fix it.
I even reformatted the the whole notebook and I still get the error message.
Posted on Sunday, April 13, 2003 - 3:26 pm:   

Two things come to mind here now that a fresh install was done.
1)you have another device conflicting with the NIC
2)the NIC needs to be replaced
Posted on Sunday, April 13, 2003 - 5:27 pm:   

I disabled the NIC and finally was able to get on line through dial-up, now I got to wait to see if it will work for DSL.
Posted on Monday, April 14, 2003 - 5:40 pm:   

DSL still doesn't work.
So I'm going to replace it.
Posted on Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 7:57 am:   

Not sure if I've come to the right section...but here goes.....I've been on the Fuji website to try and find out where/what lead I can buy so that I can connect my digital Fuji MX-1200 to my pc....can't get any sense out of the many sections to go into...cuz I'm not even sure what the lead/connector is called....can anyone offer any advice???

Madat Angali
Posted on Saturday, August 9, 2003 - 11:54 am:   

Help!!! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I installed Windows XP Professional on my Sony VAIO 505TX notebook computer. I have a Linksys PCMCIA PCMPC100 Combo 10/100 EthernetCard on my computer that worked just fine with Windows-98, but WinXP refuses to work with it. Under the device manager, I see this card listed, but there's a yellow dot with an exclamation point in it (no question marks, though). I've contacted Linksys, downloaded software from their site, etc. but to no avail.

If anybody knows how to get this card working with my WinXP, I will pray that the god of vitality grant you a thousand wives (or husbands or whatever) and the energy to service them all!!!!!!!!

Posted on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 9:55 am:   

Problems with hardware drivers in XP can often be attributed to old windows drivers being used instead of the XP drivers especially when upgrading. A fix usually involves booting in safe mode and going into device manager and removing the device, don't restart at this time, just shutdown the laptop all together and remove the card and reboot. Let XP load, than shutdown again reinsert the PCMCIA card boot the laptop and let XP redetect the card. If XP doesn't have a native driver use the driver you DL'ed and let XP find it. Hope this helps out.

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