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jgordon
06-11-2002, 09:08 PM
Installed new WinME with NIC and it was all working fine. After installing a modem, I'm getting the error. Removing the modem and even the NIC don't clear up the problem. Using msconfig, I've isolated it down to the NDIS.vxd file and if I disable that file, it boots fine, but none of my networking will work (I reinstalled the NIC). Windows Support doesn't yield any usable suggestions. Any here?

outvit
06-11-2002, 09:30 PM
Installed new WinME with NIC and it was all working fine. After installing a modem, I'm getting the error. Removing the modem and even the NIC don't clear up the problem. Using msconfig, I've isolated it down to the NDIS.vxd file and if I disable that file, it boots fine, but none of my networking will work (I reinstalled the NIC). Windows Support doesn't yield any usable suggestions. Any here?

Try totally removing Windows Networking through Add/Remove Windows Components, then do a clean boot without it... Then re-install if it boots fine.

jgordon
06-11-2002, 10:41 PM
Worked fine, but when I reinstalled the NIC (Intel Pro100) the problem returned. Are there any tweaks that can be used to get around this issue?

Bahamut Zer0
06-11-2002, 11:20 PM
Are you using the latest drivers from Intels website?
if not, go grab em and try again.

Wiggo
06-12-2002, 12:24 AM
Also check to make sure that the Intel isn't sharing an IRQ with the USB controller as this maybe a prob as well as the 2 don't generally like each other in many cases. :smokin:
:beer: :beer: :beer:

jgordon
06-12-2002, 01:47 AM
No luck. Reinstalled Intel NIC with latest drivers: same problem; Uninstalled, boots fine; Purchased and installed a new DLink NIC: same problem.

This is frustrating. Do I need to reinstall the O/S?

outvit
06-12-2002, 04:12 AM
No luck. Reinstalled Intel NIC with latest drivers: same problem; Uninstalled, boots fine; Purchased and installed a new DLink NIC: same problem.

This is frustrating. Do I need to reinstall the O/S?

Has this card ever worked or is it new? I think you may have a conflict here... Something you have is not liking this Intel NIC. Try re-installing Windows and don't install any drivers except the NIC and see if it works.

Beefy
06-12-2002, 07:09 AM
Personally, I'd do a reinstall. Of a different O/S. But that's just my big dislike for ME. I had nothing but trouble with that OS.

outvit
06-12-2002, 07:15 AM
Personally, I'd do a reinstall. Of a different O/S. But that's just my big dislike for ME. I had nothing but trouble with that OS.

...that doesn't seem to be an option for him so he'll have to make due with a 500 megabyte virus we all lovingly call, "Windows ME"

Beefy
06-12-2002, 08:08 AM
Well said.. :clap:

outvit
06-12-2002, 09:39 PM
Well said.. :clap:

Thank you. :D

jgordon
06-12-2002, 09:45 PM
Thanks for your help ... am installing Win98 now and giving up on ME

outvit
06-13-2002, 01:50 AM
Thanks for your help ... am installing Win98 now and giving up on ME

Well, 98 is just as bad but better than ME. I think you should invest in either Windows 2000 or WinXP.

jgordon
06-13-2002, 01:52 AM
I'd love to, but I'm upgrading a friends P-II, 233 w/128m RAM that will be used at home for games (so Win2k is out). Haven't tested out XP on a system that ancient ...

Wiggo
06-13-2002, 02:02 AM
Some ppl forget that the newer M$ software also takes more power to run fluidly and thus make assumptions on an unknown basis and also maybe out of the price range of others. Remember that there are certain horses for certain courses. :hmph:
jgordon goin' to 98 would be a good choice for that setup and IMHO Windows ME was a vast step backwards over 98/98SE and XP would bog that setup so badly it would be hard to get any sort of reasonable performance out of it. :smokin:
:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

The__tweaker
06-13-2002, 02:09 AM
I think that win98se is the absolutley best os to use when you do alot of gaming... Minimal set of drivers running in the background etc... Quite "light" to if you using a low end machine. But thats just my opinion... I've used it for a LONG time now and I have never EVER had any problems with it... :)

Wiggo
06-13-2002, 02:14 AM
I for one will totally agree with you there and anyone who couldn't get it to run stablely was deffinately doin' something wrong. :thumb:
:beer: :beer: :beer:

The__tweaker
06-13-2002, 02:18 AM
So true...

:clap:

jgordon
06-13-2002, 02:21 AM
Which is why I never considered XP as an alternative. Win2k would get awful performance as well on that system. ME was working fine (until it bombed).

Morgan_Lander
06-13-2002, 03:39 PM
ME is a bomb.:thumbs do
I'd rather run Windows 3.x than ME. I'd personally stick with 98, since it has less bloatware with it.

SegiY
06-28-2002, 10:15 AM
i found ME to be reasonable stable.... UNTIL at random it will deside to self destruct and will play up until you reinstall it/another OS.
Also you have to watch the windows and restor folder size's, although you can disable restore, it has a bad habit of re-enableing it's self, and the windows folder has been known to go WELL ABOVE 500MB.