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Strange changes in w2kpro

By higgababba ·
Hi! I recently discovered some strange changes in my OS. I cannot add protocols in my network setup dialog. This only results in an error message that states that no applicable INF:s are available at this location. How can I check or change the pathto where the drivers are located?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Strange changes in w2kpro

try removing the network card drivers and reinstalling them? (do ipconfig and write down the info first) can't explain your inf problem...how is your virus protection?

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by higgababba In reply to Strange changes in w2kpro

No, no change.

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by msimone69 In reply to Strange changes in w2kpro

If you are on a W2K LAN at work, your IT people may have implemented some security policies that lock down your setting. Another thing worth checking might be your user permissions to make sure you are an Administrator on your local machine.

Good luck.

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by higgababba In reply to Strange changes in w2kpro

I have administrator rights, no there is no security policy that can affect this setting.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Strange changes in w2kpro

wow, this is a weird one. what else have you tried? what os are you using? can you think of anything that changed? can you try a new nic? (this is just a wild guess, if it is not easy for you, don't bother) what ideas do you have about what the problem might be?
and, please, what is the exact error message?
good luck...please let us know what it was, ok?

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by higgababba In reply to Strange changes in w2kpro

Well, it seems as the default path to the inf files has been changed. This is the exact message: "Could not add the requested component. The error is: The specified path does not contain any applicable device INF:s." And this happens when i press install "Internet Protocol [TCP/IP]" So the question is, where do Windows look for INF:s by default? If manually moving the INF:s to that place dont do the trick i guess that the search path has been changed for some reason beyond my intelligence...

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