View Full Version : Windows 98se Slow at booting after installing dse network card

Brad H
31-05-2003, 03:13 PM
I have just installed a dse pci card 10/100Mbps WOL V2 network card into my computer running win 98se 750mhz amd athlon, 256mb ram. And now the computer takes about 1-1.5mins longer on the windows boot screen. Is there anyway I can get this to boot faster. The network card is working fine. The only use of the network card is to use a cross-over cable to transfer files between a laptop and the home computer (which is the one booting slowly). Would it boot faster if I went into device manager and disable the device when not in use?

31-05-2003, 06:03 PM
what have you set the IP address to??

if you dont set an IP address then the system will look for a DHCP server and keep looking for about 1 minute.

if you set the IP address by hand then the system should boot about as fast as it did beofere you put in the card.

Brad H
31-05-2003, 08:04 PM
Thanks, I will try it when mom gets off.