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I recently bought a new pc with windows XP and moved my other system to another room.
Few weeks later I decided to link the 2 systems up so that I could use PWS in the older machine because it isn't supported by win XP.
I bought the network cards, cables and a hub. Installed the cards and wired it all up. All seams ok on the machine running XP but the box running 98 has developed problems. I install the card and the driver. When I use the network set-up disk (created in XP for other non XP systems) it will not complete the set-up. It runs then says in needs to install some new software. It installs then re starts and tells me I need to install my network card before I can complete the set-up??? When I go into device manager and click on my network card it says, "device is working normally" when I try and reinstall the driver for it I select "chose location" browse to “A” drive and it scans and comes back with "c\windows\system..." why does it find that when I selected "a" drive??? When it sometimes does find the driver it asks me to insert my windows 98 disk. I do this click on ok and it asks again... it will not run the disk no matter how many times I try. I assume there is an internal problem with the unit… Any ides what?
One more thing I recently carried out a format of “C” drive and when I was re-installing the OS the system would not run the Windows disk. It refused to run any CD ROM that I inserted. I had to go to BIOS settings and select the boot order to boot from CD ROM. Could this be the cause of the problems? Is there something I need to fix in BIOS?
Thanks in advance.
hope this helps someone.