Proper method to uninstall a NIC card or an integrated NIC card in WinXP.
Posted on 2004-09-30
Can anyone tell me the proper method for uninstalling and reinstalling a NIC card?
Ocassionally I have had to uninstall a NIC card because of corrupted drivers or in hopes of clearing out IP settings.
I have just going to device manager, selecting the NIC and choosing uninstall.
On reboot the NIC redetects and reinstalls properly but... in checking my Network Connectons, the Local Area Connection for the NIC, it changes to:
Local Area Connecton 2. And if I was to uninstall again, the Local Area Connection would increment to: Local Area Connection 3.
With a NIC card, I could physically remove the card and reinstall it, but you can't do that with a NIC card built into the Mother Board.