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#1 yellowdog5

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 11:41 AM

I hope I have chosen the correct forum for this topic. I want to install Windows SP3. One of the threads in the operating systems forum recommended updating all drivers befpre installing SP3. I did the driver update, and one of the devices showed an error (31). I have figured out that I do need to update the driver for the device. The device is "Direct Parallel " under "network adapters". This is the only computer we have. Do I have "Direct Parallel?" Do I need to update the driver or not? When I go to install it I get the message "Direct Parallel has not passed Windows Logo testing for compatibility with Windows XP". I think maybe I found the correct driver on Intel's website. "Network Adapter Drivers for Windows* 2000, Windows* XP, and Windows Server* 2003". Does this look correct, and should I go ahead and install it?

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 05:49 PM

Thanks :thumbsup:.

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 05:51 PM

I found some references to a 3Comm modem card. Do you use dial-up?
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Posted 05 January 2009 - 06:52 PM

I've found a tool called DriverMax, it's free to use, you have to register with them though. It scans your computer and shows the drivers that are out of date and the latest version, then you can have it download and install the driver. It worked good for me, I found it on Major Geeks, here's a link to that page with the download on it. DriverMax You might try it and see what you think.

Edited by CmmTch, 05 January 2009 - 08:09 PM.

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 09:38 PM

I have Windows XP professional and I think the Network adapter is Intel. I will try DriverMax. My internet connection is dsl, not dial up. Thanks.

Edited by yellowdog5, 05 January 2009 - 09:39 PM.





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