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Daedlus

Issues with 3c2000-t Gigabit NIC

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Hi all,

I am really stumped on this one. I have a working 3 com 3c2000-t NIC that I installed into a Compaq Evo D500 system, but I cannot get the card to work. Here is the details.

System Specs:

-P4 1.7GHz

-768MB Ram

-250GB 7200rpm HDD

-NVIDIA Vanta 16-MB 4X AGP video card

-Adaptec 29320 ultra 320 SCSI card with 2 75gb drives

-USB 2.0 card

-Running Windows Vista Business

-Installed card, no link lights, so I reset the BIOS settings to defaults - No change

-Installed card in another system(Also running Vista Business), link lights lit up - works good

-Flashed the Bios to the newest version - No change.

-The on board NIC works good.

-Moved the card on the mobo

-Updated the drivers within windows - No change.

-If I set the system to boot from the network, the MOBO initializes the card and I get link lights as long as its looking for a DHCP server. then turns off

-I can see the card in the bios as a boot option (specifically the 3com card)

-Windows sees the card, however says it cannot load the drivers (error code 31)

-The card needs a PCI 2.2 Slot, but according to this Link the mobo does have PCI 2.2

Please Help, I am out of ideas and google was no help.

Thanks in advance.

Edited by Daedlus

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As usual, Compaq messed up with there motherboard/BIOS design.

The i845 chipset supports indeed PCI 2.2 so the chipset isn’t the problem.

I would pull out all the PCI cards and see if it works then, but if the SCSI card is needed then try that one in a different sloth...

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