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Network Adapter Errors


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rachelp

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When I go into device manager on my Windows 2000 PC it shows that I have 14 unknown errors and a McAfee Firewall Network Filter Miniport error under my network adapters. These errors are not currently causing any problems, however, I would like to get them fixed before they do. The NIC went out on this computer and has been replaced. Could that have anything to do with the problem? Has anybody else had this problem? Any suggestions on how to solve this would be greatly appreciated.
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what do you mean by "errors"?

Do you mean faulty adapters with red Xs or yellow !
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Simply right click and remove them...sounds like bad driver installs for the previously faulty NIC.
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Yes, faulty adapters with yellow X's that say 'Unknown Device' and one says 'McAfee Firewall Network Filter Miniport'. I'll try removing them as you suggested, I just wasn't sure why those would be there. Thanks!
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Try This

If this happened after running Ad-Aware
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It let me uninstall all but one of the unknown devices & the McAfee Firewall Network Filter Miniport. When I try to uninstall those 2 it tells me "Failed to uninstall device. This device may be required to boot up the computer" When I go into the properties of the McAfee Firewall Network Filter Miniport it says in the device status box that the error is a code 19 and that the registry could be corrupt. The status box in the properties of the unknown device says the error is code 23 and that drivers for this device are not installed. Any other suggestions? Thanks!
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Is mcafee still installed?

It probably cannot uninstall it because it was attached to a device that is no longer there--ie, the other NIC.

A simple solution might be to uninstall, then reinstall mcafee. Otherwise, we're looking at some registry diving.
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I tried uninstalling and reinstalling McAfee and that didn't work. The old NIC is still in the computer because it's integrated into the motherboard, I just disabled it. The only way now is to go into the registry and change it? Can I get rid of the other 'unknown device' that is showing up under the network adapters as well as the McAfee Firewall Network Filter Miniport?
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did you disable it in Windows or in BIOS?
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I disabled it in windows
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drop into bios and disable the onboard NIC..do you know how to do that?

If not, do you know your motherboard make and model? If you do not, download EVEREST HOME edition (google it), install and run, and look in the motherboard section of the report and report back ...
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No, I don't know how to disable it in the BIOS, I only know how to in the device manager in windows. The motherboard I have is OptiPlex GX240. I also cannot get the CD-ROM drive of this computer to work, I'm not sure why. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers. The CDRW works on it. Any suggestions on that?
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Oh, also when I go into the Add/Remove Hardware/Software Wizard to try to troubleshoot the network adapters (McAfee Firewall Network Mini Port & the unknown device) the 'unknown device' shows up as something called NET - any idea on what that could be?
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Dell...tap the f2 key atop the keyboard when you see the DELL SPLASH Screen.

This will take you to a BLUE MENU SCREEN, scroll down to Integrated Devices, press enter, scroll down to NETWORK INTERFACE CONTROLER, turn it off.

Hit f10 to save, reboot.

Now see if you can delet
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Hello, I'm new and i'm going through the same thing with a computer that i'm working on now. I followed all the steps that were mentioned before and still no success. I went into my bios and I can't find the Integrated Devices or the NETWORK INTERFACE CONTROLER. Please help as this is driving me crazy... thanks
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Welcome to Geeks to Go!

Please start a new thread in the Windows XP, 200, 2003, NT Forum.
You will have a much better chance of getting your issue answered. Also include all details of your problem, and at the last you can add a link to this post to help. I recommend using your own details to make sure you get the best help possible.

Thanks :)
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