Error 7323 \ transport drive ndishlp.sys
Posted on 2004-10-25
My OS is Microsoft Windows 98SE.
My system is Dell Dimension XPS B800r, service tag JH3AR, Service Code 32710131.
When I reboot, I get the error 7323, plus one or more network transport drives failed to load, ndishlp.sys
I have very little understanding of computers and I have mistakenly deleted the original Network files, including AOL, that came with my system.
In looking through your Solution Title: Device Driver (asked by armydog on 04/20/2004) I read the comment, from andyalder dated 04/25/2004 03:39am,that NDISHLP.SYS is a shim which should not be loaded when running Windows.
So , do I need this NDISHLP.SYS ?
And, if not, ( having found it in System Config Editor, C:\windows\protocol.ini ) can I safely remove it;?
So far, I have reloaded Windows 98 from my disc and now have two Network Adapters installed.
My present network configuration shows the following components are installed;
- Client Microsoft Networks.
- Dial-up Adapter, to PPP, RAS and network connect dial-up servers using a modem or ISDN device.(Dial-Up Adapter drive files loaded for this device are NDS.VXD, PPPmac. VXD, VTDI.386, VIP.386, VTCP.386, VDHCP.386, VNBT.386 and VREDIR.VXD).
- Exisiting Ndis2 Driver, connecting me to a network.
- TCP/IP to dial-up adapter
- TCP/IP to Existing Ndis2 Driver.
The Ndis2 Driver has a yellow exclamation mark, idicating a malfunction.
Going into properties, Device Status, tells me that the NDIS VXD device loadercould not load the device driver [code2].
I don't know what to do about this.
Update Device Driver Wizard searched C:\Windows\inf\NETGEN.INF to tell me that the best driver is already installed, and Searching Windows 98 C-D ROM gives the same outcome.
I would like to be able to reinstall the original network files , but truthfully,don't know what I am doing.
In all other respects, my e-mail and internet connections seem to work OK
This is all new to me, so I am looking to you for help.
Whilst not wishing to be your worst nightmare, this is kind of urgent.