Network card keeps disabling itself in XP.
Posted on 2004-10-16
I have a Gateway computer with an integrated Intel Pro/100 VE network card (wired) and am running XP home. Often, I try to connect with my laptop and no go, so I check out the Gateway at "network connections" and the card status is "disabled". I actually reloaded the drivers for this card and it worked OK for about a week and now it's back to working "enabled" for about 2 days.
I ran a program which came with the computer called Intel ProsetII which was supposed to check it out. The program said "THe system has not enabled IO address mapping for the device you have installed. The device driver will not work corredctly on this adapter. Possible cause: PC Bios set to Plug & Play. Try turning off Plug and Play in the PC Bios."
Unfortunately the Gateway Bios doesn't have an option to turn off Plug & Play.
Can anyone help me get this card to stay enabled??