Sunday, December 09, 2007

Error message when you try to set an IP address on a network adapter

When removing hardware devices in Windows, the drivers are left in the system just in case you need to install the device again. But this can be problematic with network cards specially when it is configured statically. To remove this hidden network card, do the following:
c:\>set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
c:\>DEVMGMT.MSC
Then in the Device Manager window, do View->Show Hidden Devices. Delete network cards that are not present in the system as necessary. See this link for more information and other methods. ~ts

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