I have a couple of questions. My operating system is Windows 98 Second Ed. I have a HP Pavilion 6636 with Intel Celeron 500MHz processor. I am going to get ADSL internet service, so I tried to install a D-Link DFE-530TX+ PCI Adapter. After I installed it and restarted my computer I got the error message: "WSCGetProviderPath failed, returning WSAEPROVIDERFAILEDINIT." I could hook up to the internet via dial-up but Microsoft Internet Explorer would not work and some other programs would not work and the above error message kept coming up. I called D-link support and they said it looked like a Windows problem. I couldn't find anything about what the error message meant. I ran Scandisk and it found no errors. I uninstalled the PCI Adaptor but the error message kept coming up, so I ran my HP Pavilion Recovery CD. My computer is fine now, but I would like to know what the error message means and what I should do if it appears again.
The next thing is that I looked at my network settings and noticed that in the box "The following network components are installed:" was listed "HP EN1207D-TX PCI 10/100 Fast Ethernet Adaptor." What is that? Does that mean that I already have a Network Interface Card installed in my computer? Could that have caused the previous error problem? Also, if I do have a NIC already installed, how do I use? My ADSL provider requires me to have a Twisted Pair Ethernet Network Interface Card installed on my computer. Is the HP EN1207D-TX PCI 10/100 Fast Ethernet Adaptor good enough or do I need something else?
Thank you very much for any help you can provide me.