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NIC issue of WIndows 2000 PRO


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redwave250443

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My OS installed in my machine is Windows 2000 pro, the brand of mainboard is lenovo with Intel 440BX chip,128/M SDRAM memory, an old computer!

Because of the USB host controller incorrection, I entered safe-mode of Windows 2000 PRO to deleted the USB host controller on the devices management. After rebooting, I entered normal-mode, but I found that the Reatek 8139 NIC was disappeared and OS reported "finding new hardware". What happened? Actually I didn't delete the NIC? Thank you in advance!Be grateful!
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Hello redwave250443 and welcome to Geeks To Go,
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The reason that you received the Found New Hardware Wizard, for your Network Interface Card (NIC), after deleting the Open Host Controller(OHC), is that the OHC and NIC were most likely sharing the same Interrupt Request Line (IRQ). If Your are sharing IRQ's : when you delete one of the devices from that IRQ, In most cases, the other will also be deleted.
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Thanks! I have found the same issue as you said! That is it!
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