I am unable to remove two devices from Device Manager Network Adaptors. One is one Intel Pro 100 PCI Network Interface Card adaptor, the other is a USB cable modem. Neither device is present as I have physically removed them. I cannot uninstall them either in Safe mode or normal operation. Error mesage reports 'device may be necessary to boot up the computer'. Have tried reconnecting and re-installing them. Intel NIC is then listed as Interl pro #2 and the modem will not re-install on top of itself however, I can uninstall Intel pro #2 but the original installation remains. Anyone any ideas please? fanx in anticipation.