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how to disable onboard NIC

by theTrash / May 6, 2004 1:54 PM PDT

I have a ASUS mobo which came with onboard NIC. Now this NIC seems to be dead (no light at the back, can't connect to Network, can't access internet). So I uninstalled it from Device Manager and bought this D-Link DFE-530TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (rev.C). Everything is fine except for this:

Each time I start Windows 2000 Pro, it tells me that it has found new hardware and to insert the cd that came with it. I would like this not to appear each time I start Windows. How would I do that?

PC particulars:
MoBo = ASUSTek P4S533 REV 1.xx
Bus Clock = 100 Mhz
BIOS = Award Software, Inc. Revision: 1009 09/09/2002
OS = Win 2000 Pro
RAM = 768 MB
Processor = Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz

If you need more info pls ask.

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Re:how to disable onboard NIC
by wmicro / May 6, 2004 3:26 PM PDT

Go to your bios select Advance under Integrated Peripherals your network settings should be there and this disabled it. If not, refer to your manual.

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Re:how to disable onboard NIC
by JMarchi / May 6, 2004 11:32 PM PDT

You can just bring up Device manager, double click the onboard NIC and click on Disable and that will do what you need. If disabling it in the BIOS doesn't end this problem that works just as well, you don't need it disabled in the BIOS to use another network card.

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