Posted on 1999-06-24
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Last Modified: 2013-12-23
When installing some generic NIC card on a Win98 computer upon boot up i got a "WHILE LOADING PROTOCOL NUMBER 0 - ERROR 59 - A NETWORK ERROR HAS OCCURRED".  I deleted the driver and tried again.. same thing.  I took the NIC out and put in a Intel Ether Express 100Pro and installed the correct driver.. same thing.  Under device manager there is no exclamation mark or conflicts.  Whats UP?!
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rhomulos earned 400 total points
ID: 1557047
The problem is in the network drivers and bindings, rip out all the network properties and then reinstall the network card.
Also look in your registry under the KEY

This is in win95 dunno if same in win98.

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ID: 1557048
What am I supposed to look for under the registry key?  Delete everything?  There is information there with subkeys.  

Expert Comment

ID: 1557049
Their are two ways to rip out all the network stuff (If in doubt throw it out)

Delete everything under Nettrans or delete everything from Network Neighbourhood Properties.

The safer way is to delete everything from Network Neighbourhood Properties.

This should hopefully stop the loading protocol error as whichever protocol isn't loading will now be removed.

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ID: 1557050
Slick! Worked great thanks!

Expert Comment

ID: 14023386
I had the same issue come up and followed all the steps above, but I keep getting the same Error 59 message. I even fdisked the hard drive, reinstalled Windows 98, and reinstalled the NIC, but that didn't help. I then uninstalled that NIC, and installed a brand new NIC, but I am still getting the same error message. What else can be done?

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