Network cable Unplugged in WinXP but not Win98

I have a multiboot system set up with Norton BootMagic. I had Windows XP Home before I set upthe Win98 system and the Network and internet worked fine. After I installed Win98 and went back into WinXP, I keep getting the Network Cable unplugged message and cannot connect to either the Local network or the Internet.

However, When I reboot back into the Win98 system, both the Local network and the Internet work great!

I checked all the connections and obviously they are connected, since they work in Win98.

I am stumped at this point!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Sholom

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Fatal_ExceptionConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You don't have a spare NIC sitting around you could throw into the system, do you?  If it were me (and I have a box of these spare parts) I would put two in the system.  Disable the one that is not working with XP within the XP interface and let see if the other will connect..  If it does, then go into the 98 OS and disable the new one...  no need to have two running at once..  Not a fix, but just a work-around..
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
Did yoiu install 98 in a separate partition?

You might try re-installing the drivers (XP), but I am surprised that you lost this connection...  WisockFix may help, but still...

http://65.24.134.81/KipSolutions/WinsockFix/WinsockFix.htm

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sports1027Author Commented:
Hi...

thanks for the tip and I will try it. Win98 is installed on a seperate partition. I uninstalled the NIC and reinstalled a couple of time and no difference.

Sholom
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
Have you cked your Device Manager for any signs of problems?
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sports1027Author Commented:
Yes I have checked Device Manager and everything is installed fine there...

Sholom
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sports1027Author Commented:
I will try the 2 nics solution...it's wierd though why that would help?

Is WinXP so sensetive to a defective NIC?

Sholom
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
It should not be, and my recommendation is not a real solution, but just a quick fix...
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
:)
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
Thanks!

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