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I have an old PC running Win98SE (4.10.222A). Intel P4, w/ 512MB RAM.
I have a Realtek RTL8139 PCI Fast Ethernet NIC card that I am trying to install.

Windows recognized the device once and asked for the drivers (which I downloaded from the Realtek site). However, when I point to the location of the .inf file, Windows says that no driver can be found at that location.

I then downloaded the full setup program from the Realtek site, and everything went through OK, but the card is still not recognized by the system. When I go into Device Manager, it shows up as an unknown device with the famous yellow question mark.

Can anyone go back to the Win98 era and remember how I can get this thing to work?

Thanks!

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Try 3rd down with auto installation support

http://www.realtek.c...6&Software=True

You could use device manager to unistall the adapter first and then reboot
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Already tried that - the installation proceeded as normal, but it still is not recognized (question mark in Device Manager). I have also removed it using Device Manager, re-boot and then point to the location of the driver (after Win98SE recognizes new hardware) and it says no driver can be found.
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are you sure you got the 98se driver for the card?
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Yes. It is the Win98SE driver. What I don't understand is why I point to the INF file, yet when I try to install it Windows says "Cannot locate information for that device."
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Are you sure the card is properly seated in the socket? This is a very common adapter used by many computer makers. Also, there may be a version problem, as it was made in several versions.
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If you haven't already tried removed it using Device Manager again
run driver update via setup.exe in the RTLan_PCI_Install_5641_060519 folder
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