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Win98 works, XP dosn't !

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#1 Paul67


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Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:25 AM

Please can any body help me !
I have been pulling my hair out for the last 3 months !

I started off with a MOBO that would not connect onto the internet or was just bringing a web page up after 2 mins! i checked the connection on my laptop and this was fine, i then got NTL to ping my mobo and they said thier was an intermitent fault. I firstly suspected drivers or software as the usb port was working fine, so i formatted the hard drive and installed a fresh copy of xp pro, but still no internet. so i got new mobo, same problem! not hardware!
i then decided for a laugh to install win 98 on the first mobo, it works first time on the internet! so i formatted the hard drive again,put XPpro back on with the first mobo and guess what it works!! but still my new mobo wont work, iv'e tryed every thing i can think of and this is the 3rd brand new mobo, someone help me!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 12:43 PM

omg, this is awful!

how old is the machine? the motherboard?
what revision is the bios?
have you tried updated drivers from motherboard

is the ethernet part of the motherboard or a pcmcia

some pcmcia cards (and motherboards) are completely
incompatible with XP!!!


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#3 Paul67

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 04:08 AM

This is a brand new motherboard, everything else works fine ! just no internet, Rj45 and usb are the same,


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Posted 16 March 2005 - 06:58 AM

Rj45 and usb are the same

Do you mean you have plugged in a USB NIC , or does the MOBO use the USB bus to support the NIC ? Have you tried dropping a PCI NIC in just to see if it works ? 3Com , 3C905b-tx , cards are cheap (as little as $5) and are supported by just about all OS' . If you are using USBI would ditch it for a PCI card either wired or wireless .

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 04:06 PM

acklan is right.

it would also be nice to know exactly which mobo you are talking about. Type/Model/ASUS/ABIT/?????

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