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Problems Installing Network Card

By emmafjellstad ·
I am trying to install a LevelOne Ethernet PCMCIA adapter (network card) on my Compaq Presario 1694 notebook, Windows 98 2nd Edition. The dial-up adapter and ODI driver software seems to have installed properly, but my PC fails to recognize that there is a card in the socket. (Control panel > PC Card (PCMCIA)> Socket Empty.)
I realise there is the possiblity of a hardware fault, but I am getting the following message during start-up:
"Microsoft WorkGroups ODI/ NDI S3 Mapper Version 2.0. Error: not bound to any boards. Mapper: Initialization failure."
I don't understand what this means and wondered if it had any bearing on why my PC won't recognize the card.
Thanks in advance for any light you may be able to shed!

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by GuruOfDos In reply to Problems Installing Netwo ...

Lose the ODI and re-install the card as per the manufacturers instructions!

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by emmafjellstad In reply to Problems Installing Netwo ...

I installed the network card exactly as per the manufacturers instructions: i.e. by letting Windows run the add new hardware wizard and installing the drivers that it recommended. That still doesn't explain why the PC doesn't recognize that there is a card in the socket. The card is not faulty as I tried different cards of the same brand at the store where I bought it. Is there some diagnostic software available that can discover whether there is a fault with the PC socket itself?

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by Lizzy In reply to Problems Installing Netwo ...

I have never installed that particular brand of network cards but many others. Try going out to the manufacturers' web site to download installation drivers for the card. 3COM and SMC drivers usually fit on one diskette and when installed, provide diagnostic tools as well. I would remove all NIC's from Windows. Reboot. Install the drivers downloaded. Reboot. Windows should now recognize the NIC. You may have to reboot once more and tweak your network connectivity settings. Good luck.

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