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USB-Ethernet adapter drivers problem


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#1 Simone02

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:02 PM

Hello everyone, I recently bought a USB-Ethernet adapter for my old PC with Windows 2000. The package says it is compatible with Windows 2000 too and with USB 1.0/1.1/2.0. I tried it on the Windows 10 laptop and it installed without problems, without mini-CD provided. Then I tried it on the desktop PC with Windows 2000, but when I insert the mini-CD with the drivers, Windows does not find any drivers to install for that device.
My problem is the following: why Windows does not find the necessary drivers? I have an AOpen AK73 Pro motherboard with 2 USB 1.0, it should work with USB 1.0 because the package says that. The adapter model is "VK-QF9700". I hope you can help me as soon as possible, thanks in advance! (Sorry for my bad english, I'm Italian)



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Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:21 PM

windows 2000 should be compatible with the windows xp drivers........

 

http://sciologness.com/download/27751/qf9700-usb20-to-fast-ethernet-adapter.html

 

scroll down to the 2 choices at the bottom of the screen don't pick the first one that says"download driver installer", you don't want that.

 

pick your version either 32-bit or 64-bit.

 

unzip the files to your HDD, then go into the device manager and find the uninstalled device and right click on it and click update driver software.

then tell it you want to "browse my computer for driver files" then point it to where you extracted the zip files.

when you install you may get a popup saying it not a compatible driver for this system, click the "install driver anyways."

 

and hopefully you have a working network adapter.

 

good luck!


Edited by mightywiz, 15 December 2017 - 04:21 PM.


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:39 PM

On the below page is a download link for a driver of the QF9700. It is a rar file of a exe. You can extract the exe file using Winrar or 7zip. In the extracted exe file are 5 files including the launch file. I looked inside the inf file and Windows 2000 is listed so hopefully this driver will work for you. I don't know what speeds you will get because USB 1 is quite slow.

 

http://www.hotmcu.com/usb-20-ethernet-rj45-network-adapter-qf9700-p-295.html

 

Edit: You can check the file on Virustotal if you wish. I scanned it with Bitdefender and it shows as clean. And your English is fine.  :)


Edited by JohnC_21, 15 December 2017 - 04:40 PM.


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:41 PM

windows 2000 should be compatible with the windows xp drivers........

 

http://sciologness.com/download/27751/qf9700-usb20-to-fast-ethernet-adapter.html

 

scroll down to the 2 choices at the bottom of the screen don't pick the first one that says"download driver installer", you don't want that.

 

pick your version either 32-bit or 64-bit.

 

unzip the files to your HDD, then go into the device manager and find the uninstalled device and right click on it and click update driver software.

then tell it you want to "browse my computer for driver files" then point it to where you extracted the zip files.

when you install you may get a popup saying it not a compatible driver for this system, click the "install driver anyways."

 

and hopefully you have a working network adapter.

 

good luck!

Thanks but same problem: no drivers found!



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Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:58 PM

In the unzipped folder there should be two files, one is a inf file and the other a sys file both named qf97usb. With the USB adapter attached open Device Manager. Look for your USB adapter. It should have a yellow exclamation mark next to it but I am not sure as this is Win 2000. Right click the device and update the driver. Tell it you have the driver and point it to the folder with the qf97usb.inf file.

 

This guide is for XP but I think it will work for 2000.

https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge/how-to-manually-install-a-driver-in-windows-xp/



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 12:22 PM

On the below page is a download link for a driver of the QF9700. It is a rar file of a exe. You can extract the exe file using Winrar or 7zip. In the extracted exe file are 5 files including the launch file. I looked inside the inf file and Windows 2000 is listed so hopefully this driver will work for you. I don't know what speeds you will get because USB 1 is quite slow.

 

http://www.hotmcu.com/usb-20-ethernet-rj45-network-adapter-qf9700-p-295.html

 

Edit: You can check the file on Virustotal if you wish. I scanned it with Bitdefender and it shows as clean. And your English is fine.  :)

Thanks but error code 31, drivers not working! Always "drivers not found" or error code 31 after installation!



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 01:08 PM

Sorry, I am really out of ideas on this one. I don't recommend them but you could try scanning for the required driver using driverpack. This may work or it could go bad. I would at least create a complete disk image to a USB external drive if possible.

 

https://drp.su/en

 

You can also contact the manufacturer of the chipset. They may be able to provide you with the correct Window 2000 driver. I would mention that you are using USB 1.0 ports.

 

http://www.corechip-sz.com/encontact.asp






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