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NIC card loosing settings after reboot

By Casemaker ·
Hi,
A client called and said they needed a new network card because they could not log into their domain. I went and swapped out the card and it worked. I decided to add a UPS and shutdown. When I rebooted it lost settings again. I suspected a possible surge because 4 other computers have lost hard drives. This time I took the old NIC I thought was blown and put it back in and it worked. So it seems that it is loosing the settings after a rebooot.

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by rickrbyrne In reply to NIC card loosing settings ...

Can we get some more information:

1. Operating System
2. type of Network Card
3. Static or Dynamic Settings

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by rickrbyrne In reply to

Also what settings are you losing???

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by rickrbyrne In reply to

Have your tried reseting the CMOS and then installing the Network Card, Maybe its a conflict.

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by Casemaker In reply to

Thank you for your post!

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by B_Pope In reply to NIC card loosing settings ...

Have you tried a different PCI slot, I had a similar problem & tried 4 different NIC cards with the same results. The moment I put one of the cards in another slot the problem was gone.

I never confirmed for sure if the other slot was bad or not since I haven't need it, I was also checking to see if it was a ACPI problem with windows 2000 Pro on this older PIII Asus MB from 1999 at the time but when changing slots solved the problem I stopped checking.

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by Casemaker In reply to

Thank you for your post!

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by Casemaker In reply to NIC card loosing settings ...

Thank you for your post, OS XP Pro, Server W2K Pro. The NIC @ first was ASUS onboard, disabled and added a Linksys nc100u then a CompUSA both worked. After reboot they did not. I have tried different PCI and it stopped working as well.

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by hozcanhan In reply to NIC card loosing settings ...

casemaker , I have serious doubts about the electrical grounding & bonding of this site . first things first : the voltage between ground and neutral should be less than 1 V . Not 0 !
Try the NIC without plugging the RJ45 connector. If all is well , then disable your plug and play auto and auto irq settings . give your irq manually to the NIC . disable your on board serial ports to avoid an irq conflict.

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by Casemaker In reply to

Thank you for your post!

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by Casemaker In reply to NIC card loosing settings ...

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