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Click start then run, type msconfig then press enter, click autoexec.bat, if there is a Sygate entry, remove the tick, click apply and reboot
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I've checked and under Autoexec.bat - there is nothing with Sygate in it.
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Is sygate on the CD
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Am I remembering correctly? I downloaded it through Geekstogo??
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Have you tried removing the Sygate Firewall from Settings > Add/Remove Programs?
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Well, you got me thinking. I'm not sure where I got the Sygate from!! Therefore, I'm not sure how to reinstall it!
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I can't access CD reader - could Sygate have been part of my Norton SystemWorks 2002? I don't have Norton's installed.
I can't find what version I have but I see I can download free version of 5.6.

Just go ahead and remove Sygate as was suggested??

Edited by bamakodaker, 05 June 2006 - 10:12 PM.

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Sygate removed, start up progressed, I'm at desktop.

Now what to do?? I'm looking at Dan's suggestions of removing Registry Keys. I thought he said they would be reinstalled at start-up. It's been restarted several times. I see no keys reappear after Start-up. Computer has not noticed NIC as new hardware. I kinda thought it would notice "new" floppy drive but it's shown no note about it.

I notice I do not have Network Neighborhood on desktop now.
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Did you get an installation cd with your new network card? Now would be a good time to try running that if you have it.
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Since computer does not recognize NIC as new, Installation Wizard does not start up. I do not know how to get floppy software to download. I have read documents on floppy and know which icon is the driver for Win98 but I don't know what to do with it.
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Go to Device Manager...is the network card listed at all?
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Going in by right clicking My Computer - I see no Network card listed.
The case is off my computer, the card looks seated. I've pushed on it and it seems to give a little, restarting - -
thru right click Computer - no network adapters show. (those were earlier all removed)
Start>Settings - to Network - nothing shows (empty) in Configuration.
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Can you move the card to a different slot (preferable) or remove it completely and reinstall it? Does your machine now detect the new hardware?
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I'll give that a try.
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OK, took out card, rebooted, turned off, installed card (noted that IF I used screw to hold card to cabinet it seemed to pull and might pull a corner of the card out of seat so screw is not used), it notes new hardware. Install Wiz does not open, Install New Hardware opens. Then Insert Disk - reads: The file 'netvt.cat' on Network Adapter source disk cannot be found. Setup could not find a file on the specified path. If path appears below, make sure it is correct. Click OK to try copying again. At bottom is pull down window with: C:\WINDOWS\temp\Q312339. At right I have OK, Cancel, Skip File, Details and Browse. Thru Browse I can only get to C drive, not floppy.
I'm getting sleepy, sorry.
At pull down I see A, I'll try that.

Edited by bamakodaker, 05 June 2006 - 11:35 PM.

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