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Win 2K Pro; NIC not seen; IRQ conflict?

By patriccio ·
I'm dealing with a Win 2k Pro box that won't accept (recognize) the new NIC or let me load its drivers. By all appearances, it's an IRQ conflict because the Hardware (Device) Manager tells me the Ethernet controller uses IRQ 9, but the IRQ list shows a few other things sharing the same. I'd like to try moving it to IRQ 11, which is unused, but I can't remember how to force the change! Help!
My previous attempts at loading NIC's have failed, but the system info indicates the OS still 'remembers' the previous attempts, and I'd like to CLEAN OUT the OS's acknowledgment of any NIC but the current one. It's as if the registry sees all this stuff there that's not.
The new NIC is a Kingston KNE110TX, and I got hold of the most current drivers from their website. Whenever I uninstall the Ethernet controller from the Add/Remove Hardware listing, and then try to add the Kingston, it keeps telling me the new NIC is a "LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter Version 1.0", which is the previous attempted NIC (a Linksys product).

So...how can I clean up the IRQ 9 setting, so only one (maybe two) things are on it, and move the NIC to IRQ 11? I'm assuming, of course, that it will then work- right now the NIC doesn't even light up when I plug acable into it (it did for the first few moments it was in, but then went blank).

Thanks, Patriccio in Seattle

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Win 2K Pro; NIC not seen; IRQ conflict?

by colin In reply to Win 2K Pro; NIC not seen; ...

You can try and change the IRQ of some onboard devices via the bios to avoid irq conflicts.

I device manager you can update device drivers and point hte installer to the Kingston drivers.

May also be worth checking the chips on the network card to ensure you have the right device drivers.

Finally, you can clear out other install attempts by checking the network control panel and device manager while in safe mode.

More risky is to delete uneccesary inf files from the inf directory inWinnt.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Win 2K Pro; NIC not seen; ...

from http://www.kingston.com/support/faqs/
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ISSUE:KNE-072402-2 I didn't have the software available when I first tried to install my Kingston Ethernet adapter. When I start the system the adapter is no longer detected.
RESOLUTION:
Check Device Manager (Control Panel > System) for a "PCI Ethernet Controller" located under "Other Devices". If there, highlight "PCI Ethernet Controller" and click remove.
If the "PCI Ethernet Controller" is not there, check under "Network Adapters" for a "Kingston?" device. If the Kingston device is there and has a yellow exclamation mark (!) or red X then highlight the device and click remove.
Restart the system and the adapter should be redetected.

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