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By allington ·
Today I attempted to upgrade a custom built celeron 400 sys. to a AMD Athlon 950mhz. I upgraded the motherboard, processor, case, and memory. The system is running WIN98 SE (Upgrade edition), the motherboard is a K7SEM w/ on board video, ethernet, sound, & modem. After I installed all the drivers for the upgraded motherboard etc., I still was not getting a network connection over the LAN w/ a WINNT server. I couldn't connect to it, and there was no activity from it. It connected for a short time when I first installed the drivers, but after I finished installing the drivers and restarted, it lost its connection and won't reconnect. Could it be a problem w/ the WIN98 SE upgrade? All the drivers for the ethernet, motherboard, etc. are installed... is there something that I might be forgetting to configure?? Any ideas on why it isn't working?? Everything else seems to work fine...

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by WanabeDrSean In reply to Computer Upgrade

if eithernet is only item not working it may need to be enabled in bios if it is integrated on system board.

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by csmith In reply to Computer Upgrade

This is not a hardware problem.
Have seen this.
Usually the driver is double loaded, or corrupted in the restart.
If this is not it, the next problem source is usually an error in the registry.
Unfortunately, it now time for some careful combingthrough the OS software.
I hate this problem, because, when it happens, it usually takes me several hours to track it down.
In this case, the quickest solution may be to uninstall, and then reinstall the card, and then the drivers.
Regards, Chris

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by kimscomputing In reply to Computer Upgrade

Have you checked the protocols in Network Neighborhood properties to make sure you are running the correct protocols for your network? NetBeui or IPX? 2. make sure your domain is set up in the Identification tab in the workgroup field. 3. Check theproperties for Microsoft Client and you can log on to the domain.

Another good idea would be to delete all network components in network neighborhood properties and then reboot and reload the network card and protocols.

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