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laptop reboots if accessed on the net.

By lmorgan100 ·
Laptop reboots when accessed from the network.
I have a 700 series ctx international ezbook model laptop. I am running win 98, with 72mb ram and a 2 gig hard drive. I am installing a linksys etherfast 10/100, 16 bit pc card into it.
When installedand connected to the 8 port, 3com hub that I have, I can see the other computer that is on the network, but if I try to access any data from system to system, the laptop reboots,(I have files shared on both systems). This is using tcp/ip protocol. I can ping each computer without causing a reboot.

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by dcosgrove In reply to laptop reboots if accesse ...

Cant the laptop access the network with out rebooting? I have seen bad pcmcia drivers or incompatible (ie type 1 and 2) services cause laptops to reboot any time the nic was active.

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by pgcarter In reply to laptop reboots if accesse ...

Hate to say it, but I would check to make sure you have updated pc card services driver, not he same as drivers for the actual pc card, but for the adapter.
Hope this helps,
Good Luck

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by lmorgan100 In reply to laptop reboots if accesse ...

I now believe that I have a heat problem because if I aim a fan at the laptop it will run and access the network without rebooting. This rebooting only happens when the nic is installed and accessing the net. I tried a different nic but I still have the same problem.

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by lmorgan100 In reply to laptop reboots if accesse ...

Thanks for the answers but it turned out to be a heat problem on the mother board. The laptop would run with the nic installed as long as I had a fan blowing on it, as soon as I take the fan away, the system would reboot.
thanks again.

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