has anyone got any idea how I can stop the network card from disabling itself in W2K ? I have turned off the power saving feature but if the network connection is not used for a while the card disables itself. It will re-enable from the device manager but it is a pain in the a** to have to do that all the time. Any info on this issue would be appreciated.
Thanks for the responses. The card gets disabled in Device manager. First sign is losing connection to the LAN. When I check the card it has red cross across it. All I do is click 'enable' and it works again. I've turned off the power management feature in device manager where it gives the option to turn off the device if it is not being used to save power. The power management in the BIOS has been left enabled. I'll try disabling it in bios and see what happens. We'll see !
When you find out howto stop this,I would be interested to learn to,as my daughters networked puter does the same.I have also checked its Power Management,unticking the box that stated "Switch off after xx period of inactivity"(or similar wording)and it STILL goes off,requiring a reboot of her puter to reactivate it.