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What files are my driver files? Question about adding drivers into a slipstream need help ASAP

I have a cd that came with my mobo.

It has dirvers on for my nic card.

What files  *.???  do I need?

Where would the NIC card drivers normaly be found on the windows XP install cd?

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Is there a NDIS file on the cd?
NDIS (Network Driver Interface Specification) is a network driver standard developed by Microsoft and 3Com. It is the most popular standard in use today.

Is XP not automatically detecting the card? You can try going to device manager (right click on my computer, select properties, select the hardware tab and then select "Device Manager"). Look for your NIC to be listed here, it will most likely be listed under "Network Adapters" or "Other Devices". You can right click on what is listed under either of these headings and select "update driver", this will bring up the hardware update wizard, select "no, not at this time" when it asks you to connect to windows update for the driver. Next, you can look for drivers automatically (Windows automatic install) or install from a list or specific location. (this is where you would browse to your CD and select the driver file) What brand/model of motherboard do you have?
mrchaos101Author Commented:

I slip streamded SP2 onto a cd.  XP dosen't see the nic card on install.  I am just wanting to make things easier on my self.  I want to aDD the nic driver to the install disk for when I have to reinstall about 9 pcs next week.
mrchaos101Author Commented:
I found it.. FInaly LOL

and this site is KILLER


Explains how to do slipstreaming.. how to add drivers, programs etc...

thanks for the help

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