last night i ...
Downloaded SpyBot from my dialup through the PC mag CD. Did a scan and (although I couldn’t see an option for full/through sweep – should I and where is it in the options?) MediaPlex came up and was destroyed.
Then I -
Uninstalled the modem (although I think you said that was futile as it would reset itself), and at the same time I uninstalled the PCI bus ( I couldn't find the other one you mentioned? ooops)
Then it asked me to restart and then it crashed
" to finish removing your hardware, you must restart your computer"
Then I pressed reset button
Notice came up :
found new hardware
Primary IDE channel"
"cannot install this hardware- there was a problem installing this hardware: mass storage controller'
-An error ocurred during installation of this device
"The driver installation file for this device is missing a necessary entry. This may be because the INF was written for windows 95 or later" Contact your hardware vendor…
Found new hardware: HPT370 UDMA/ATA 100 RAID controller
Then screen crashed !
I Reset again
-Desktop recovery –yes
Found new hardware: USB Root Hub
(Then Removed the PC Explorer Magazine CD from the drive)
“Found new hardware: keyboard (bought a new keyboard 3 days ago – so maybe that’s why it finally appeared?)
-Yes restore active desktop settings
The I went into start – internet properties – connections -LAN settings automatic configuration
Dialup test ok
Then the router -= Crash
I check windows firewall i-its off, yet in windows security ctr its on!?
Then I went into – ctrl panel – internet propertys
Changed the talk talk homepage to about: blank (just to try to wipe out any more talk talk settings)
Windows firewall enabled to O
-Local area connection
(I unticked them)
I also noticed network connections LAN did not have an option to make default as the dialup did (although I already took dialup off as default )
Device mgr- uninstall LAN PCI etc
Found new hardware
And ADMTek – PCI adapter
Tried router - crashed
I am not sure where you refer to - what is an ethernet adapter and where could I plug it into the motherboard?