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Multiple NIC Cards & W2K Advance Server

By weissj ·
I am trying to make a multihomed computer. I can install one NIC card with no problem, however after I install the second NIC card and reboot the computer it goes through post, but then just stops when it is supposed to load the operating system and says no drives on any type found. I am using a LinkSys and 3COM NIC cards with WIndows 2000 Advance Server. Can anyone please tell me what I am doing wrong??

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by imamuddin In reply to Multiple NIC Cards & W2K ...

Sorry, but you did not post your hardware configuration resource.
It's look like your second network card use the same resource with SCSI adapter, try configure your NIC manually.

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by bytemaroon In reply to Multiple NIC Cards & W2K ...

1.check for motherboard Bios upgrade, flash the BIOS and set the Bios's PnP to yes and ACPI also to yes.
2.verify that the hardware you are installing is included in W2K AS's HCL (Hardware Compatibility List) and obtain updated W2K drivers for it.3.Get the manual for your motherboard and pay attention to what PCI slot you are adding the second NIC. Example: on some boards the 2 first PCI slots are shared with AGP port.
4. In order to install devices and their drivers, log on as administrator.
5.Before performing the installation, verify whether any device was already installed using the Add / Remove hardware Tool.

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by grump In reply to Multiple NIC Cards & W2K ...

Lets start simple..
Remove both NIC cards and boot up system..
Shut down system..
Install ONE of the NIC cards and boot up system. Check what resources are being used by that NIC card.. WRITE THEM DOWN.
Shut down system and remove NIC card ..
Install othe NIC card.. Do NOT put it in the slot you just emptied... Leave that slot for the NIC you just removed...
Boot up system and check what resources are used.... Are they the same as the ones you wrote down... IF you find a conflict with resources then you will have to resolve the resource conflict.. When dealing with PCI slots inserting the cards in different slots will change some of the resources assigned to the card. Maybe you will find that you have to move things around to get the TWO NIC cards installed and functioning....

I would try TWO of the same NIC cards..

Smile the whole world is watching..

Good luck.. Let us know how things go.

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