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PCMCIA and NT not getting along

By adoran ·
I have a NEC VersaNote laptop that I just installed NT 4.0 (workstation) on. The question I have is: how do I enable or do whatever I need to do so that the PCMCIA controller is found. I am trying to use a Netgear FA410 network card. I have the driver disk installed but still no luck. Is this problem because of NT's incompatibility with Card Bus? Your help is greatly appreciated.

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by allan In reply to PCMCIA and NT not getting ...

Had a similar problem once and had to reset the bios from "auto" on the card bus to one of the other choices.(can't remember what anymore)

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by adoran In reply to PCMCIA and NT not getting ...

Thanks Allan...I checked the BIOS, it was set to auto for the com port...changed it to enabled....set the irq and port....and it worked!
Thank You.

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by jewright In reply to PCMCIA and NT not getting ...

NT will never "Find" your PCMCIA controller. NT is not a Plug-N-Play OS.

What you can try is downloading the NT PCMCIA drivers from NEC, if they make them (I went to NEC's site and could not get to the driver page).

You may also have more luck by moving the network adapter to the other slot. Usually one slot is "hot" when the machine boots up so you might be in the wrong slot. Then re-install the drivers for the NIC.If this metod works, the machine will require a cold boot every time youwant to get on the network.

Check in the diagnostics to see if the card is using any resources.

Good Luck.....Jeremy

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