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Windows 98 ethernet driver wrong location(RESOLVED)


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Vasamere

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Hello,

I recently reformatted and reinstalled windows 98se in my sister's computer (she's stubborn) and I'm experiencing problems concerning her ethernet driver. The OS recognizes the device in the new hardware wizard but claims it can not find the driver. However, it shows up in device manager under "other devices," with the cursed yellow question mark. I tried retrieving driver information from the Windows 98 and ethernet installation disks but it was to no avail. The user's manual and manufacturer's web site were equally as useless. How do I instal the ethernet driver into Network adapters? I have some other hardware conflicts but I was able to locate previous posts on the issue. I'll try out their suggestions before pleading for anymore help. I like to think that I'd figure this out eventually but her patience is weaning. Appreciate any assistence I can get. Thanks

Edited by Vasamere, 18 February 2006 - 05:25 PM.

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wannabe1

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Hi Vasamere...

Download Everest Home Edition and run it on the machine. This will give you more comprehensive information on the network adaptor (as well as the rest of the system) that may help you find the drivers you need.

If you still can't get it to install, post back with as much information on the device as possible (from the Everest Report) and we'll see if we can help you find the correct drivers.

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Thanks wannabe1, for your advise on "Everest Home Edition," it did the trick. I actually was able to resolve the ethernet issue on my own thanks to my hard headedness but Everest, directed me to the manufacturers web sites for two similiar driver conflicts. I found the ethernet driver with hardware wizard after I typed in: D:\WIN98, in the specify location window. I know your probably saying "duh," right now but the users manual didn't offer installation instructions for windows 98. Thanks again for your good help.
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Yep...Everest is a very handy tool! Glad you were able to put it to such good use. :)

Good Job! :tazz:

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