IRQ conflicts perhaps? Are you getting an error of some kind?
Sorry, please reread the post :-)
OK, I may be WAY off here, in which case go ahead and point and laugh but...
Just change the memory (obviously you have to figure out what it should be)? Looks like you haven't changed that. Then if it doesn't lock up, voila.
Sheesh Dave, are you going to give us some kind of hint? :-)
Does it appear in Device Manager? Do you have the correct drivers? Are protocols installed? ....
Sorry, please reread the post :-)
If you are using IRQ's that work in DOS, and this is an ISA card .... good luck! :-) It sounds like an ISA problem. From what I remember of long ago you have to find the *right* IRQ, which I remember being as 3 or 5 for some reason.
Ideally get a PCI card, if it isn't one, which are cheap as chips and easy to configure. And even more ideally, don't use Win 95 for networking :-)
This is a PCI card... well 3 different PCI cards.
And the only reason I want to network this machine is so that I can get off the stuff that the wife wants before I wipe it and install Linux! :-D
OK, nightmare scenario :-)
All I can think is to go into safe mode, remove all network protocols, go into Device Manager and delete all the NIC's and start again. Sounds like you might have hardware issues though ;-)
Gawd, the problems I remember having with ISA cards. It brought it all back! Maybe would be quicker to install a CD burner and burn the contents? ;-)
I've tried what you suggested :-)
And I don't have a CD burner.
As its to copy stuff off, how about chaining the hard disk up on the machine you are copying it to? Might save lots of GS&A ....
This is what I tend to do (as I don't use a LAN really at home) and it's always nice to see a hard disk dangling out precariously of a PC. You don't really need to do the ole pukka install. But I'm not sure on your hardware skills, so tell me to go jump ;-) I'm only sure of your BBC Basic programming skills :-)
Because this machine already has 3 HDDs in it! LOL
I suppose I could take one out.
Ah, but surely you can fit 4 in? 2 IDE ports? :-) Yes, or remove one. Or upgrade the 95 to 2000 or XP is another thought. All a bit tedious though.
Is it a PCI card?
Is there a option to reset the IRQ configuration in the BIOS? (can't remember what it's called exactly).
Does the card show up in device mangler?
What happens if you take out all the other non-essential cards like sound cards?
Have you tried it in a different slot?
Does it work in another PC?
Have you tried hitting it? that sometimes work?
You could always try threataning it with a sharp object too :)
Oops, just read your repost.
IIRC, If you click the top bit of the device mangler tree & then click properties, you can see what IRQ's, I/O addresses, etc are free & then set the card to those, though if its a PCI card then it should allocate everything automatically anyway...most odd.
I think the idea of just putting the drive in another machine would be simplest :)
Umm... upgrade to WIN98 second edition - it handles hardware conflicts IMMENSELY better! :) I had a computer that never worked right as it came under WIN95 - it was loaded with hardware extras and couldn't sort them out. When I moved it to WIN98, it was a lamb...
2002-04-20 12:10 am (UTC)
stop being such a cheapskate! :P
go and get a cheapo PCI card, I can recommend anything that's got a realtek 8139 chip in it (you'll see a picture of a crab on the main chip on the PCB)
They're cheap (1/5th of a 3Com 3x905TX-M), but very cheerful. Despite what other people may say, I've been running them for years without problem
Even *I* have put my mountain of ISA cards to rest (apart from the couple I've got sitting in a 486 :P )
2002-04-20 01:45 am (UTC)
Re: stop being such a cheapskate! :P
Didn't read my previous comments, did you? :o)
I have tried 3 PCI cards:
- 3Com 3C905B-TX
- 3Com 3C900B-TPO
- Netgear FA311
... all of which have worked perfectly in other machines.
It's Windows that's being an arse here, not the NICs :-)