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JJJJJ
05-01-2009, 08:26 AM
In "Device Manager" I have showing under "network adapters"

1394 Net adapter
NVidia nForce Networking Controller.
NVidia nForce Networking Controller #2

All three are reported to be working.'

In "network connections" I have the three conections showing, but
"local area connection 2" has a red cross through it.

If I uninstall #2 everything still works.
It seems to be completely unnecessary.
But when I reboot anytime after removing #2 it is re-installed. It puts it's
red crossed icon on the task bar. This can be hidden, but it reappears after every reboot.

This has been happening ever since I got this computer. Last week I did a format/reinstall of my C drive and it reappeared.

I do not have any network connections installed. All I have is a broadband connection to xnet.

Running XP pro sp3 and IE6. All updated

Speedy Gonzales
05-01-2009, 08:32 AM
How many NICS are on the mobo?? 1 or 2?

Dont worry about 1394 thats firewire

What does connection 2 say in device manager, if you double click on it?

Under device status, disabled?

JJJJJ
05-01-2009, 08:54 AM
How many NICS are on the mobo?? 1 or 2?

Dont worry about 1394 thats firewire

What does connection 2 say in device manager, if you double click on it?

Under device status, disabled?


NICS ?

What does connection 2 say in device manager, if you double click on it?
"The device is working properly"

Under device status, disabled. Status and repair are both greyed out

Speedy Gonzales
05-01-2009, 08:55 AM
Network cards, like whats connected to the router youre using with the ethernet cable

If there's 2, thats why. Ones connected the other isnt.

pctek
05-01-2009, 09:05 AM
I think his board ahs Dual GB LAN.
In which case ignore number 2.

wainuitech
05-01-2009, 09:09 AM
If you dont want to see the one thats no connected, if you go to Control Panel/Network Connections - On the one thats not connected, right click/Properties/General Tab - untick the two boxes down the bottom -Press OK & it should disappear from the Notification Area.

JJJJJ
05-01-2009, 10:17 AM
Speedy. You mean the plug holes that are the wrong size to be USB's.
Have 2 of them. NICS, I'll have to remember that one.

Wainuitech. Why didn't I see them? They were both ticked. That's removed the thing. Thank you again.

Once again PressF1 to the rescue..

Thank you one and all. I do appreciate the help I get in this forum

Speedy Gonzales
05-01-2009, 11:10 AM
NIC = Network Interface Card

The connection that you've connected to the back of the router to get here / onto the net

It looks similar to a phonejack