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13-06-2002, 10:26 AM
I am new to networks and my question is about the icon in the control panel.

Whenever i open this icon and then click ok it tries to start copying files from a:drive, then it realises nothing is there asks for 98se cd which i insert. It then says it cant find the files required, it does this for 9 files which i have looked for and found in the place that they are supposed to be.

I can connect to other computers with crossover cable with no problem using TCP/ip protocol, so why does it do this?

thanks in advance

13-06-2002, 01:37 PM
It might be looking for the network card drivers, which are most likely on a floppy disk.

But as you have it working already it doesn't matter if it can't find the files to install as they are already there.

13-06-2002, 02:42 PM
In your network settings delete all your protocols, noting down any relevant settings if you use static ip addressing.
Re-boot and then reinstall the protocols, it should ask for the files off the floppy and cd.
Once done reboot again and you are done.

13-06-2002, 08:51 PM
Do it again, and when it asks for the files, use browse and direct it to where you know the files are, then ok.