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    by agroom ·

    I have a Packard Bell 400celeron with 128k ram, running on Windows ME. My problem is, I installed a 3C410 NIC card, and now the computer will not shut down. It will close windows, and power down, then start right back up. I have changed nothing in the bios configuration, or in windows. I don’t know what to do, other that pulling the plug. Any suggestions?

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    • #3614383

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      by dmiles ·

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      If the problem did not exist before installing the NIC card then it is possibly causing a a conflict,trouble shoot the nic card using MSCONFIG,select the STATIC VxD tab and if the NIC is shown uncheck the box and try shutting down then check the device manager in the Control Panel to see if their is any yellow exclamation marks to beside the NIC,make sure the drive software is up to date and installed properly,you may also try installing the card in another slot.

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        by agroom ·

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    • #3614365

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      by jdfcomputer ·

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      check your BIOS for wake on LAN and disable.

      also run msconfig click advanced and select release DHCP address.

      • #3555397

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        by agroom ·

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        Already did that 😉

    • #3615743

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      by csmith ·

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      There is also a bug in a few of these 3COM cards. (I have forgotton the serial numbers to look for.)
      The problem is caused by the NIC card generating a “wake up”.
      It probably is in the settings, but it can also be in the card.
      If it is the card, disable “Wake on Lan” in the BIOS, then the Motherboard will ignore the spurrious signals from the NIC.
      Regards, Chris

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        by agroom ·

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    • #3564192

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      by csmith ·

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      Have you tried swapping the NIC for one from a different manufacturer?
      I have seen this. It is the card. Not the PC.
      Regards, Chris

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