how to remove previous lan connection that is no longer there - windows xp

By jonas.salonga ·

my previous motherboard crashed (ASUS with integrated LAN), but found myself installing an older version of the same motherboard specs sans integrated LAN. i just installed a new 3COM NIC. the problem is: windows xp keeps on insisting that nVIDIA LAN connection is operational when in fact it's no longer there. i tried to uninstall it but everytime i boot up, windows recognized that i have nVIDIA LAN connection! i tried to disable it and it works fine, however, my current connection, which is the 3Com LAN card, cannot automatically obtain an IP address (i need this when connecting to my wireless broadband network) and still need to repair my LAN card to obtain dynamic IP address.

some says that my problem will be solved if i re-install my xp. are there any other way? pls help. thanks.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to how to remove previous la ...

You need to delete the old settings from the registry.
1. Load regedit
2. Goto HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ TCPIP
3. Delete any unused 'Adapters' subkeys
4. Delete any unused 'Interfaces' subkeys
5. Also check under the 'Netbt' for any unused 'Interfaces'
6. Reboot and then try getting an IP address.

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