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Subject  :  removing old incorrect driver and installing new adaptor
Author  :  nigel
Date  :  08 Dec, 2005 on 01:43
Hi all

Originally my machine had no network card

when i installed os/2 for some stupid reason i setup a network card driver thingie (I think when i installed tcp/ip) even though there was no network card
and everytime I boot i get the message

3com os/2 etherlink III network driver v3
ERROR network adaptor not found or responding
ERROR initalisatio failure Driver will not be installed
press any key

I press the "any" key

The device driver C:\bla\bla specified in the device statement on line 110 of config.sys was not installed, line 110 was ignored
press enter to continue

and the boot continues on

Now i have a network card and want to install it, (it's quite an old card, but PCI so it should work fine)but I can't seem to install it, i have tried setting the system to "detect added hardware" on the next boot etc, but it is not picked up, I am guessing i have to remove the old driver first, would removing the tcp/ip thing get rid of all of that and then reinstalling it or is there a simpler way

Cheers


Subject  :  Re:removing old incorrect driver and installing new adaptor
Author  :  nigel
Date  :  08 Dec, 2005 on 03:14
I have tried the MPTS network adaptors and protocols bit in the system setup folder but i get thefollowing everytime

<i>
You have reinstalled MPTS, locked files will not allow you to start MPTS

You must exit MPTS and shut down and restart your workstation before you can start MPTS </i>

Well i have tried restarting numerous times but with the same result


Subject  :  Re:removing old incorrect driver and installing new adaptor
Author  :  osw
Date  :  08 Dec, 2005 on 08:11

nigel (08 Dec, 2005 03:14):
I have tried the MPTS network adaptors and protocols bit in the system setup folder but i get thefollowing everytime

<i>
You have reinstalled MPTS, locked files will not allow you to start MPTS

You must exit MPTS and shut down and restart your workstation before you can start MPTS </i>

Well i have tried restarting numerous times but with the same result


Hi!
from one of google-links:
"(...)
If you have not re-installed MPTS, then delete the file IBMLANLK.LST
found in the \OS2\INSTALL directory on the boot drive. This will allow
you to start MPTS. DO NOT delete this file if you have re-installed
MPTS and have not executed a shutdown and booted on the same boot drive.(...)"

greetings/2


Subject  :  Re:removing old incorrect driver and installing new adaptor
Author  :  nigel
Date  :  11 Dec, 2005 on 07:24
Thanks that worked

Now I am suring the web, although i think this browser is way too out of date, I can't even get google

I think there is a post on browsers in the internet section so i'll head there and see if firefox is available


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