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NIC and shutdown problem.

Hi,
    I have a Win2k Pro. os. I changed out a RealTech NIC with a 3Com card. Now the pc will not shutdown on its own. It will say its ok to shut off the pc similar to the old AT form factor boxes. You have to manually shut the pc down. I went out and got the latest driver that I could find from the 3Com web site and that did not solve the problem.
    I went into the cards properties to see if there is any power management features and found none. I also went into the BIOS and disabled any power management features that looked promising. (I found nothing that would work for me)
    Does anybody know to solve this problem or direct me in the right direction?

Thanks. MCorn.
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svenkarlsenCommented:
Hi mcorn,

Are you sure you're using shutdown, and not just suspend ?

The network card can be configured to block a suspend/standby.


Kind regards,
Sven
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mcornAuthor Commented:
Hi Sven,
Yes I'm sure. That was the first thing that I looked at thinking that click the wrong option when I shutdown.
Thanks for the quick response! :)
MCorn.
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svenkarlsenCommented:
mcorn,

 >  I also went into the BIOS and disabled any power management features that looked promising.

This may be the problem, - if APM is disabled, then Win cannot shutdown the box.

Sven
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ShineOnCommented:
What model 3Com card do you have?
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GTKrockeTTCommented:
just to add to what svenkarlsen mentioned...if APM is not enabled you can go into your device manager, click on "view" and select "show hidden devices."  you can then enable it and then the system will automatically shutdown.
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mcornAuthor Commented:
Hi,
I did go back and enable the APM after I tried to disable it. It doesn't work either way.
The model of the card is 3C905TX...I think there could have been an (ST) at the very end but I can't remember that part for sure! I'm at home now and the card is at work. (I have a good memory but it's very short.)
 Thanks! MCorn.
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ShineOnCommented:
I don't think the 3C905 cards had any powersave or WOL capabilities.

Did you uninstall the other NIC before shutting down and removing it?  If not, you may have confused your system.  

In Device Manager, do you have more than one NIC showing, or do you have any unknown devices?
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WillHudsonCommented:
Try running a windows update - a couple of the patches fixes problems with windows 2k shutdown problems
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mcornAuthor Commented:
Thanks every body!
GTKrockeTT thanks for the help. There was an disabled applet that said NT APM device/Legecy Support. Once I enabled it the pc shutdown as it should.

Once again, Thanks to everybody that contributed! MCorn
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