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3Com 3C589D/Gateway Solo 2500/Win98SE

By warreng_xiii ·
I have Solo 2500 w/ Win98 SE. I install the ethernet card, I start windows and it detects but when it installs the system crashes. I reboot and then the system goes into a reboot loop that is trigered when the card is activated during startup. If I remove the card the systems starts up regular. but I can't use the card. I've already tried to unistall all the card places in the system, but when i start again it does the entire thing over

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by MCSE2kgrl In reply to 3Com 3C589D/Gateway Solo ...

My Expereince was that Windows 98 will not work with the latest driver for a 3Com 3C589D PC card, but when I installed an earlier driver with a 2/98 date, the card worked fine.
Hope this helps

Angela

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by smltec In reply to 3Com 3C589D/Gateway Solo ...

For it to crash your system, I would look for and IRQ conflict. Start your machine and when you hear the post beep start tapping the f8 key. This will give you the startup menu. choose step by step confirmation. notice each driver as it loads. when it hangs or crashes that is the culprit.go into bios and reset the IRQ settings for this device or driver. You can also remove the card and go into windows device manager and change the IRQ settings there.

hope this helps

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by ARG CIO In reply to 3Com 3C589D/Gateway Solo ...

Check you anti-virus software.. get an update!

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by ARG CIO In reply to 3Com 3C589D/Gateway Solo ...

Whoa! what was I thinking? anti-virus? anyway.. Gateway Solo.. 3Com Ethernet.. hmm sounds like the driver issue again.. I spent 3 months trying to find a solution to something similar to this.. Older Win95 driver.. give it a whirl..

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