I have a nec ready 9716 with win95 upgraded to win98, I inastalled a PCI Paralell Port and was working fine until I did a complete recovery on my system and after I re-installed win98 I upgraded to win98SEwithout uninstalling
win98. I don't know if I did right?
Now the problem is I can't install the drivers for the PCI Parallel Port. The
windows message from the Hardware Wizard
said that the windows can't find the drivers. I removed from Device Manager the PCI Parallel  Controller and I tryed to re-install with the disk but I got the message.
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PevidesAuthor Commented:
At this point I don't want to format my
PC. I did that before, and I want to solve this problem without going thru that again.
Unfortunately this sometimes happens with a Win98 upgade, but it can be fixed. Please follow these steps in the order given.

1. Restart the PC in safemode. Do this by retarting and tap the F8 key just before Windows starts.

2. Now go into device manager and then into the ports section and remove all ports that you see relative to the PCI port.

3. Now shut the PC down, open the case and physically remove the PCI port.

4. Now reboot the system, but this time tap the F8 key and at the boot menu choose command prompt only.

5. At the command prompt, change directories to C:\Windows\Command. You do this by typing CD WINDOWS\COMMAND<enter>.

6. Now type SCANREG/FIX<enter>

7. Once scanreg has completed, reboot the system normally and make sure there are no signs of this device in device manager and that there are no boot errors.

8. Now shut the system down and reinsert the PCI port. Restart the system normally. Windows should find the port and install the correct drivers from the Win98 CD. If it can't find native drivers, then use the drivers from the manufacturer "if they are compatible with windows 98".

Let me know how you make out!

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PevidesAuthor Commented:
Thank you Dennis for your sugestion, I will try that.
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