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Old 05-01-06, 07:54 AM
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Network adapter not found

I reformatted my computer for the first time yesterday and reinstalled Windows 98se. After installation, I tried to install my high speed and during installation, I received this message.

Install Network Adapter
"Aliant High Speed Internet Service could not find a network adapter in your computer. You must install a network adapter before you continue"

I have been using this service for 2 years and was using it yesterday morning so obviously I have an ethernet card (network adapter). I am not sure if I messed something up during the instal of Windows.

I am also getting this message on start up

File no longer exists
ndiswon.vxd
Sibbri.386

I am at work right now so I have no Internet access at home. I called tech support but they were no help

Edit: The lan card is on the Motherboard

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Old 05-01-06, 09:35 AM
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Sounds like Windows doesn't have a driver for it. Since it's a built-in, find out your mobo's manufacturer. You should be able to get the driver online.
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Thats the problem though. I cannot get online at home to search for a driver.
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Might you a restore/recovery disk with the drivers on it?
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Well, you're going to have to do it at work. You have to have a driver for it, there's no way around it short of buying a new network card.
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Not sure if I can d/l things while I am at work but I will look into it.

Also, how do I find out the manufacter since the ethernet card dosent show up in my properties.

I dont have a a restore/recovery disk
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If you can download at work, download a program called Belarc Advisor and run it on your computer. It will give you a list of all the hardware currently in your system and should give you the motherboard's manufacturer and model.
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I think the motherboard is Biostar if that helps
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http://www.biostar.com.tw/support/driver/index.php3

You need your motherboard's model number.
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Not sure on the specs of your machine. but have you considered upgrading to XP instead? It would probably have your NIC drivers in it's database and is MUCH more stable. Besides, I believe MS has dropped support for 98/ME, so you'll get no more security patches.
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Originally Posted by matome
Besides, I believe MS has dropped support for 98/ME, so you'll get no more security patches.
They have, and they're dropping 2000 soon. A shame, since it's better than XP.
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So if I install XP instead of Win98se, the drivers should be in XP and I won't have to d/l them online?
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Probably. Then again, you never can be sure.

What are the specs on your system?
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Just buy another NIC if all else fails. They're really cheap.
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Tried to install XP to no avail. Going to make another thread on it in a minute. Here are my specs

2400xp
40 gig hd
256 ram
not sure of video card.

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