"Lost Network Neighborhood and files after aborting NIC installation"
Posted on 2000-02-15
The installation of a Network Interface card and associated protocols, etc. was aborted before the installation was completed. Now every time you boot up you get the Windows Registry or System.INI can't find file message. Here's the files each message refers to :
As you "press any key" to get through the errors messages Windows continues to boot up and then you get a message "Unable to load DLL, system can't find file, MS Network". Here's the DLL in question:
Needless to say the network connection won't work and Network Neighborhood is not on the desktop. If I go into the Device Manager or click on the network icon in the Control Panel, I can see the NIC, drivers, etc. Also, removing or unistalling the NIC and reinstalling didn't work.
1.) What happened?
2.) What's the best way to replace these files (just copy them from another PC and transfer them to the proper directory on the PC in question).
3.) What do these files do?
4.) How do you get the Network Neighboorhood back. Or is one of these files it?
Bottom line: what's the best way to correct the problem.
Thanks; I sure would appreciate it.