WIndows XP not recognising network card

  Schmooziphisus 14:13 25 Jun 2005

I've been trying to set up a network across two windows xp machines. One works fine, but the other doesn't seem to recognise any of the three network cards i try in it.
When you put them in it says it finds new hardware, but is not then in device manager. Found it has installed about 14 things in network adapters but they are hidden and not normally visible. Also in the network connections there is not local area connection due to this so I can't set it up.


  alltime 15:24 25 Jun 2005

If you dont have a local area connection in the connections tab you first need to make sure your driver is installed.
Go to start - Control panel - System - Hardware-
Click on Device manager - Look under network adaptors - right click on them - click properties - and driver - is the driver installed?
if it isnt click update driver, you might need your installation cd to obtain them from.
good luck, hope this helps.

  Schmooziphisus 15:41 25 Jun 2005

Yeah in the device manager, there are no network cards there at all until you click show hidden devices. All the ones that appear that are hidden all have the drivers installed correctly, and it won't let me uninstall them to get rid of the ones not needed.

Just put a different graphics card in that pc and that didn't show up in device manager either

  alltime 18:55 25 Jun 2005

I think you have a conflict of drivers you need to sort out what you need and what you dont need!!!!!!

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