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Hi, I am trying to install a 3com nic on a windows nt machine, i downloaded the latest drivers from the 3com website, when i tried to installed it give a messege telling me to insert disk labeled "ECD520P90X" if I hit enter it keeps on asking me for that disk. went back to 3com website, looked for disk to download and it does not exist.
Does anybody know how can i fixed this conflict?
Thanks for your help.
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by:pjknibbs
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When it asks you for the disk, hit "Browse" and navigate to the folder you unpacked all the driver files into. That should work. If, for some reason, there isn't a Browse button, you'll probably have to copy all the files onto a floppy and install the driver from there.
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by:cfoster23
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Try that already, didn't work
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by:rheckard
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Have you ran the file that you downladed from 3com?
3com driver files need to be extracted to a directory and in a subdirectory you should find a makedisk.bat. The file that it is askin for is the CD that shipped with the NIC from 3com. I have personaly ran into this problem with 3com.

Ray
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by:cfoster23
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I don't have the CD the only thing I could find was floppies 2 and 3,and since 1 is missing I couldn't do too much. I did download the drivers from 3com and extracted, but nothing seems to work.
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by:rheckard
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In the directory where the driver files was extracted you should see a Makedisk directory. In that directory is the makedisk.bat or makent.bat,make2k.bat, make9x.bat. Also 3com has a EXE in some of the driver extracted directory that you can run and it makes the driver disk. You will need formated blank floppies for this process.
What NIC are you trying to install? I will post the exact process for making your driver disk.

Ray
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by:aletib
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some kind of drivers (that could be your case) NEED NOT to be in a subfolder but in a root directory... try ;)
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by:antibody
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i had the same problem,an i found the solution.You can download the disk (file by file) from this page..it works!!
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by:antibody
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