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Win2K Pro Add Network Protocol Problem

By DavidS ·
Does anyone know what file Windows 2000 Professional is looking for and where it is located when clicking on Add to add a network protocol? When I try to install a new protocol from the network connection properties panel by selecting install and then selecting protocol and then clicking Add, I get the following Network Connection error: "Could not add the requested component. The error is: The requested path does not contain any applicable INFs."

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by SysEngineer In reply to Win2K Pro Add Network Pro ...

I tried Microsoft Support site with no avail.

Next time you try installing the network protocol put the Windows 2K CD-ROM in, the service may automatically default to it.

Hope this helps.

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by DavidS In reply to Win2K Pro Add Network Pro ...

Well, it cost $99 but Microsoft was able to solve my problem. I will share the information with y?all for nothing. It seems that when I installed my SMC2635W 11Mbps Wireless Cardbus Adapter, it changed the DevicePath registry key in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion to point to its own installation folder rather than %SystemRoot%\inf. When I changed the register key back to its proper value, everything started working again.

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