Laptop wont recognize any NIC PCMCIA but will other cards

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Adam Steiner, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. Adam Steiner

    Adam Steiner Guest

    Hi guys,

    I have a Sceptre Soundx 69002 (same as the Dell 5000e). It's a P3 800Mhz.
    It's been giving me trouble (although to be truthful, I haven't exactly
    treated it well). Anyway, it suddenly has stopped recognizing my two
    network cards. One is a DLink card and the other is a Linksys pcmlm56 - a
    dual modem and NIC.

    When either goes into the machine it shows up as an unknown device.
    However, when I try it on my friends laptop it shows up fine. Both cards
    have worked on this particular installation of Windows in the past (it's Win
    ME - long story, don't ask). I even restored a Ghost image I had taken when
    the cards worked and it doesnt show up.

    At first I thought that it might be the PCMCIA slot that died, but when I
    put in my firewire pcmcia card it worked fine.


    Any ideas, thoughts or recommendations?

    Thanks,
    Adam
     
    Adam Steiner, Oct 29, 2003
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  2. Adam Steiner

    Wizard Guest

    Reinstall the drivers.

    Adam Steiner wrote:
    >
    > Hi guys,
    >
    > I have a Sceptre Soundx 69002 (same as the Dell 5000e). It's a P3 800Mhz.
    > It's been giving me trouble (although to be truthful, I haven't exactly
    > treated it well). Anyway, it suddenly has stopped recognizing my two
    > network cards. One is a DLink card and the other is a Linksys pcmlm56 - a
    > dual modem and NIC.
    >
    > When either goes into the machine it shows up as an unknown device.
    > However, when I try it on my friends laptop it shows up fine. Both cards
    > have worked on this particular installation of Windows in the past (it's Win
    > ME - long story, don't ask). I even restored a Ghost image I had taken when
    > the cards worked and it doesnt show up.
    >
    > At first I thought that it might be the PCMCIA slot that died, but when I
    > put in my firewire pcmcia card it worked fine.
    >
    > Any ideas, thoughts or recommendations?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Adam
     
    Wizard, Oct 29, 2003
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  3. Adam Steiner

    Adam Steiner Guest

    "Wizard" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Reinstall the drivers.
    >
    > Adam Steiner wrote:
    > >
    > > Hi guys,
    > >
    > > I have a Sceptre Soundx 69002 (same as the Dell 5000e). It's a P3

    800Mhz.
    > > It's been giving me trouble (although to be truthful, I haven't exactly
    > > treated it well). Anyway, it suddenly has stopped recognizing my two
    > > network cards. One is a DLink card and the other is a Linksys pcmlm56 -

    a
    > > dual modem and NIC.
    > >
    > > When either goes into the machine it shows up as an unknown device.
    > > However, when I try it on my friends laptop it shows up fine. Both

    cards
    > > have worked on this particular installation of Windows in the past (it's

    Win
    > > ME - long story, don't ask). I even restored a Ghost image I had taken

    when
    > > the cards worked and it doesnt show up.
    > >
    > > At first I thought that it might be the PCMCIA slot that died, but when

    I
    > > put in my firewire pcmcia card it worked fine.
    > >
    > > Any ideas, thoughts or recommendations?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Adam


    Doesn't work. The 'Safely Remove Hardware' box lists it as an Unknown
    device. It doesn't appear in the System settings of the Control Panel.
    There's no way for me to install the drivers and have windows recognize
    these two particular cards.

    Thanks.
     
    Adam Steiner, Oct 29, 2003
    #3
  4. Adam Steiner

    Wizard Guest

    You should be looking in device manager

    Adam Steiner wrote:
    >
    > "Wizard" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Reinstall the drivers.
    > >
    > > Adam Steiner wrote:
    > > >
    > > > Hi guys,
    > > >
    > > > I have a Sceptre Soundx 69002 (same as the Dell 5000e). It's a P3

    > 800Mhz.
    > > > It's been giving me trouble (although to be truthful, I haven't exactly
    > > > treated it well). Anyway, it suddenly has stopped recognizing my two
    > > > network cards. One is a DLink card and the other is a Linksys pcmlm56 -

    > a
    > > > dual modem and NIC.
    > > >
    > > > When either goes into the machine it shows up as an unknown device.
    > > > However, when I try it on my friends laptop it shows up fine. Both

    > cards
    > > > have worked on this particular installation of Windows in the past (it's

    > Win
    > > > ME - long story, don't ask). I even restored a Ghost image I had taken

    > when
    > > > the cards worked and it doesnt show up.
    > > >
    > > > At first I thought that it might be the PCMCIA slot that died, but when

    > I
    > > > put in my firewire pcmcia card it worked fine.
    > > >
    > > > Any ideas, thoughts or recommendations?
    > > >
    > > > Thanks,
    > > > Adam

    >
    > Doesn't work. The 'Safely Remove Hardware' box lists it as an Unknown
    > device. It doesn't appear in the System settings of the Control Panel.
    > There's no way for me to install the drivers and have windows recognize
    > these two particular cards.
    >
    > Thanks.
     
    Wizard, Oct 30, 2003
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  5. Adam Steiner

    Adam Steiner Guest

    Sorry, that's what I meant. Didn't have my laptop with me, was writing that
    from memory.

    The Linksys card usually appears as a Multi-Function Adapter with another
    entry under the networking section and a third under the modem. The Dlink
    card, being a plain old NIC, just appears in the networking section.
    Neither one shows up, and the disable hardware box says that they're both
    'Unknown' devices.

    "Wizard" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > You should be looking in device manager
    >
    > Adam Steiner wrote:
    > >
    > > "Wizard" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > Reinstall the drivers.
    > > >
    > > > Adam Steiner wrote:
    > > > >
    > > > > Hi guys,
    > > > >
    > > > > I have a Sceptre Soundx 69002 (same as the Dell 5000e). It's a P3

    > > 800Mhz.
    > > > > It's been giving me trouble (although to be truthful, I haven't

    exactly
    > > > > treated it well). Anyway, it suddenly has stopped recognizing my

    two
    > > > > network cards. One is a DLink card and the other is a Linksys

    pcmlm56 -
    > > a
    > > > > dual modem and NIC.
    > > > >
    > > > > When either goes into the machine it shows up as an unknown device.
    > > > > However, when I try it on my friends laptop it shows up fine. Both

    > > cards
    > > > > have worked on this particular installation of Windows in the past

    (it's
    > > Win
    > > > > ME - long story, don't ask). I even restored a Ghost image I had

    taken
    > > when
    > > > > the cards worked and it doesnt show up.
    > > > >
    > > > > At first I thought that it might be the PCMCIA slot that died, but

    when
    > > I
    > > > > put in my firewire pcmcia card it worked fine.
    > > > >
    > > > > Any ideas, thoughts or recommendations?
    > > > >
    > > > > Thanks,
    > > > > Adam

    > >
    > > Doesn't work. The 'Safely Remove Hardware' box lists it as an Unknown
    > > device. It doesn't appear in the System settings of the Control Panel.
    > > There's no way for me to install the drivers and have windows recognize
    > > these two particular cards.
    > >
    > > Thanks.
     
    Adam Steiner, Oct 31, 2003
    #5
  6. Adam Steiner

    Wizard Guest

    You need to delete/remove the disabled items, reboot and when win finds
    them again install the proper drivers.

    Adam Steiner wrote:
    >
    > Sorry, that's what I meant. Didn't have my laptop with me, was writing that
    > from memory.
    >
    > The Linksys card usually appears as a Multi-Function Adapter with another
    > entry under the networking section and a third under the modem. The Dlink
    > card, being a plain old NIC, just appears in the networking section.
    > Neither one shows up, and the disable hardware box says that they're both
    > 'Unknown' devices.
    >
    > "Wizard" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > You should be looking in device manager
    > >
    > > Adam Steiner wrote:
    > > >
    > > > "Wizard" <> wrote in message
    > > > news:...
    > > > > Reinstall the drivers.
    > > > >
    > > > > Adam Steiner wrote:
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Hi guys,
    > > > > >
    > > > > > I have a Sceptre Soundx 69002 (same as the Dell 5000e). It's a P3
    > > > 800Mhz.
    > > > > > It's been giving me trouble (although to be truthful, I haven't

    > exactly
    > > > > > treated it well). Anyway, it suddenly has stopped recognizing my

    > two
    > > > > > network cards. One is a DLink card and the other is a Linksys

    > pcmlm56 -
    > > > a
    > > > > > dual modem and NIC.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > When either goes into the machine it shows up as an unknown device.
    > > > > > However, when I try it on my friends laptop it shows up fine. Both
    > > > cards
    > > > > > have worked on this particular installation of Windows in the past

    > (it's
    > > > Win
    > > > > > ME - long story, don't ask). I even restored a Ghost image I had

    > taken
    > > > when
    > > > > > the cards worked and it doesnt show up.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > At first I thought that it might be the PCMCIA slot that died, but

    > when
    > > > I
    > > > > > put in my firewire pcmcia card it worked fine.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Any ideas, thoughts or recommendations?
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Thanks,
    > > > > > Adam
    > > >
    > > > Doesn't work. The 'Safely Remove Hardware' box lists it as an Unknown
    > > > device. It doesn't appear in the System settings of the Control Panel.
    > > > There's no way for me to install the drivers and have windows recognize
    > > > these two particular cards.
    > > >
    > > > Thanks.
     
    Wizard, Oct 31, 2003
    #6
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