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By Nick1 ·
I am running Win98SE with Firewall and Virus Prot.
Recently I have been having problems with my bus-bay for the second NIC slot. First slot where I have my networked computer hooked up is OK, but the second slot where I have my internet connected has a problem.
When the computer is turned ON it takes over 3Mins for the blue Windows screen to disappear and the computer is quiet sluggish, after physically removing the second NIC (internet) and using the first slot for the Internet all is OK, removing the first NIC and just using the second slot the computer has a problem.
Any suggestions?

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by TheChas In reply to NIC - Slot

Have you tried a different NIC card in the second slot?

They do fail from time to time, and sluggish performance is often the first sign of a problem.

It also could be a problem with the modem for your ISP.

Chas

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by Nick1 In reply to NIC - Slot

Hi Chas,
Yes I did try a different NIC - no change -
Am using the same Modem for the first slot, and that seems to work fine.
Nick.

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by ITmanTPC In reply to NIC - Slot

We need more info, who makes the NIC cards? The second NIC (Internet) is a modem or a NIC? From what I am reading, it is the second PCI slot causing the problem? Windows 98SE seems to be having a problem mapping the address to this slot, check your bios to make sure you are not specifying an IRQ or such to this slot.

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by Nick1 In reply to NIC - Slot

The 1st NIC-SOHO connected to the ISP cable modem,
second NIC-SMC connected to the local networking, both are plain 10/100 NICs.
I also am leaning towards the second slot being the problem (not the NICs), any suggestions on changing or removing the IRQ adds ?
Thx
Nick.

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