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my second comp on my network stopped communicating. i got an 1FS error which i believe to be a faulty card. i have tried 3 more cards (2 new, 1 2nd hand)and when it is enabled the machine gives a black screen and locks up just after the "Starting Windows 98" screen. the light on my network hub is on telling me there is a connection and other computers are working fine.
computer is 233mmx 196mb ram, on board video(i took the 3d card out, no diff) and sound. has been working fine for more than a year in this configuration.

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by:pubsub
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The problem isn't with the network cards, it's with the operating system! Windows 98 isn't recognizing these nic cards and thus crashing.

I would recommend a better OS :D
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by:jwitt98
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Try booting into safe mode.  As soon as you see 'starting windows 98' press the F8 key.  Once you get into safe mode, right click on network neighborhood and select properties.  Highlight tcp\ip and select 'remove'  Then select any network adapters listed and select 'remove'.  Reboot.
If you can boot into windows, reinstall the drivers for the network card, then reinstall tcp/ip.  (from network properties click on add>  protocol> add> microsoft> tcp/ip.
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Thank you for your suggestions. it ended up being the onboard video causing the problem. I have since disabled it and added another video card. I also formattted and reloaded windows to clean up all drivers etc.

Thanks again for your time to answer my questions.
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by:56F100
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Thank you for your suggestions. it ended up being the onboard video causing the problem. I have since disabled it and added another video card. I also formattted and reloaded windows to clean up all drivers etc.

please clean up this question.

Thank you
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Question has been PAQed and 125 points refunded.

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