Very Urgent! Win95 binding error with ethernet card

Posted on 2004-09-27
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
I am running a toshiba laptop portege 300ct, ethernet card came with pc, the pc recognized card, correct drivers were installed and when I restart get this error:

C:\>c:\windows\net start
    Invalid value for binding specified
    Invalid value for binding specified

Error loading device driver NDISHLP.SYS

Error 7323: One of more network transport drivers failed to load.


I'm connected to a router which is connected to my dsl, the connection works perfect on xp and  I don't remeber having to set up anything on the other pc, just connect everything and it worked.

This is extremely urgent, need this to work tonight!
Question by:polkadot
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 4

Accepted Solution

CodeDevWiz earned 500 total points
ID: 12166047
The binding problem sounds like an incorrect protocol being bound to your NIC.  Check that TCP/IP is there.  Also, ensure that the values have properly been entered into the properties page of TCP/IP.  This includes making sure the settings include obtaining the IP address automatically if your router is set up as a DHCP server.  Try this, and I'll check back with you later.  Good luck!

Author Comment

ID: 12166164
>Check that TCP/IP is there.


 >ensure that the values have properly been entered into the properties page of TCP/IP
again how?

need step by step .. thanks

Expert Comment

ID: 12166218
Are you booting up XP, or to a Command Prompt?  If you are using XP, you can right-click on "My Network Places", select "Properties".  Then right-click on the connection you want to configure, and select "Properties".  Now, scroll all the way down (if it's not completely shown), and verify that "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" is shown and the checkbox is checked (indicating that the adapter is "bound" to the TCP/IP protocol suite).  Select TCP/IP, then click "Properties".
Now, if you have a DHCP function enabled in your router, you will want to click "Obtain an IP address automatically" in the Properties page.  Otherwise, assign an IP address, Netmask (should be, and Gateway here.  DNS settings aren't as necessary, but if you happen to know the IP addresses of your DNS servers, by all means enter them here.
This should pretty well square you away on this end.  Verify your settings are correct, and try again.  I hope this helps!
Secure Your WordPress Site: 5 Essential Approaches

WordPress is the web's most popular CMS, but its dominance also makes it a target for attackers. Our eBook will show you how to:

Prevent costly exploits of core and plugin vulnerabilities
Repel automated attacks
Lock down your dashboard, secure your code, and protect your users


Author Comment

ID: 12166280
in the title.. booting up in win 95 ... so can you rephrase?

Expert Comment

ID: 12166374
Ahhh yes...ok...instead of "My Network Places", place "Network Neighborhood", and the same steps should still essentially work for you.  Either way, I would advise against using Win95 on the Internet, if you can at all avoid it.

Author Comment

ID: 12166440

Author Comment

ID: 12166443
actually what can I use, on a p133 32RAM, I thought had no choice on this pc but win95
LVL 16

Expert Comment

ID: 12167193
> Are you booting up XP, or to a Command Prompt?  If you are using XP...

Did you even bother reading the title of this post?

> actually what can I use, on a p133 32RAM, I thought had no choice on this pc but win95

Windows 98 Second Edition should work much better, and IIRC does not require much additional system resources (BTW, I can get 400Mhz Pentium II machines with 96M of RAM and built-in ethernet for under $100 - is your budget really that small?  If not, would you like the name of my reseller [not sure about laptops, but I can ask]?)



Expert Comment

ID: 12170723
Hmmm...Captain, do what I do and not get tired...polkadot, I apologize for my erroneous questions about XP.  As I said, I was very tired.

Anyway, Windows 95 has several security holes that have been, and will continue to be, a major source of cracker-satisfaction.  Besides that, Win95 is no longer supported by Microsoft (meaning, they are no longer putting out any security updates).  Win98 will no longer be supported as of the end of the month, but is still much more secure than 95.
You can install 98SE on your existing setup (I've personally done it with less).  What you've got there is actually the very minimum requirements for Win2k Pro, but I would advise against that upgrade, since I support systems running PII 366MHz and 256 MB RAM that are very shaky running Win2k.
To recap, I would recommend using 98SE to accomplish this task.  The hardware support is much better, the security is greater (though still lacking, so I would definitely shore up the system with a low-overhead firewall and anti-virus software; generally, I recommend ZoneAlarm and essentially your choice of Anti-Virus solutions - I use McAfee VirusScan), and it will take better advantage of your current system configuration.

Hope you can use this!

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers ( and Greg Ross from Paessler ( for a discussion about smart network …
I had an issue with InstallShield not being able to use Computer Browser service on Windows Server 2012. Here is the solution I found.
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (, you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question