I have Win XP Pro, MSI 6566 845E Max Motherboard, P4 2.0ghz, ATI radeon 9700Pro, SB Live, Linksys LNE100TX V 5.1 NIC, 40 and 60 GB Western digital HD System...
I am trying to upgrade the Network Card driver to the lastest version on Linksys' website, 2.17. I currently have the 2.10 driver installed from the disk that came with the network card.
Everytime I go an try to update the driver... I get a message, an error occurred while installing your hardware...the name is already in use as either a service name or a service display name.
What does that mean...a service name or a service display name???? And everytime I uninstall it and reinstall it, it puts on a #2, #3, #4 at the end of the name in the Device manager, for example:
Linksys LNE100TX (v5) Fast Ethernet adapter #2
then i uninstall it, restart and try and install it again and it says
Linksys LNE100TX (v5) Fast Ethernet adapter #3
and so on..
I know I am installing out of the XP folder from the new downloaded driver. I dont know what else to do. I even tried a different PCI slot and still the same thing.
I also unistalled it in safe mode and still get the same thing.
I'M STUCK PLEASE HELP.
P.S. The reason i want to update the driver is:
1. Its always good to have the lastest drivers.
2. I get a blue screen when I use tightVNC and I am convinced that it is the driver to a device. I upgraded the video card from a ati radeon 9000 to the 9700, so I doubt it is the video driver and this peculiar problem is convincing me it is the NIC driver