NIC and modem problems
Posted on 2006-06-19
I'm acually having 2 seperate issues on 2 seperate PCs.
Computer 1: Running XP Home, everything works fine except the NIC card. Installed new NIC card using a different brand name and different driver. I get activity on the card with the lights so i know i've got power. Plug and Play picks up the card fine and I install the CD. But it never shows up in the hardware profile. I can release IPs under the prompt but obviously can't renew them. I've different PCI slots and get the same results on it.
Computer 2: Fresh install of Windows 2000 Workstation. All hardware installed fine, but the modems for some reason gets an error during the installation. In the hardware profile it reports that the card is not functioning properly. I got updated drivers for the modem, put a new modem in tried different drivers and still get the same results.
See how the two are similar yet quite different any idea's on what causes this?