please can anyone advise why my computer will not recognise that i have installed a d-link 220 network card..........i keep getting error message 'device not present or not working. but i've a few spare cards and they all give same problem...extremely irritaating to .........andy..
sorry about delay but had another problem with different computer.........to follow. I've tried network card using both win95 and win98-1 OS with same problem - can't find the device. these are quite 'old' comps mid90's and will not recognise plug and play device. i'm wondering about the BIOS but can't work out what to change. ......thanks for comments....andy
bios is a tricky thing if you are not sure what to change, changing the incorrect thing could cause huge problems, I would suggest that you make sure your machines meet the spec of the card.
I.E Your pc have 2.1 compliant PCI slots. Maybe contact the manufacturere of the computer/motherboad you may need to updgrade the bios to improve PCI plugy and play, however talking to them will ensure you get the right information.
If you open the BIOS, the first (index) page should have something like;
Open that page, and make sure
PNP OS intalled = Yes
This means that your operating system is controlling the hardware settings. If you already have this set, and it is causing your problems, you can set it as
PNP OS installed = No
In this case, the BIOS will control the hardware, and may resolve your difficulty.
If all else fails, you can also force the BIOS to accept manual settings of that particular slot, but you need to do some more research to find out the acceptable IRQ(s) the device supports.
You are dealing with old equipment, and particularly with Win95, the Pnp facility was no where near as good as with later systems. Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe you are dealing with an ISA slot device. By today's standards, primitive technology!