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When I tried installing NT and a list of drivers came up but I didn't see mine listed. According to the software everest, my card is listed as 3c905B-tx but that wasn't listed so I tried 3c905 but that didn't work. I found a site with the correct drivers now on a floppy.

Also, where on NT can I put the correct one once I get it, please?

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Can someone tell me if this is correct, please?

To download and extract the driver files:

1. Create a folder/directory right off the root of your hard drive (such as C:\3COM) Note: If the file is embedded several directories deep from the root, or stored in a directory with a Microsoft Windows 95 long filename, it may not extract completely. A DOS "Write error" may also occur.
2. Click on the desired driver file (i.e. 3c90x2x.exe) to download, and specify the directory location (C:\3COM).
3. After copying the file to the folder/directory, execute the extraction:

a. In Windows, double click the file
b. In DOS, type: 3c90x2x (and then press the Enter key)

4. A DOS window should appear with a License Agreement. Type: y to accept.
5. After the extraction is finished, go back into the directory
6. The files and folders should now be visible
 

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this is what I did

First..make sure you have service pack 6.0a for NT 4

Physically install the NIC

Download drivers, extract into a directory..such as C:\Download\NIC

Go to network components, add adapter...have disk...point/browse to the directory you extracted your drivers

Allow all network components to rebuild and bind.....

Re-run service pack 6.0a...with NT 4 it was a good idea anytime you changed your network components, since the re-build of the components that you see often pulled virgin files from the original i386 directory which was pre-6.0a.

Reboot...upon next login check event viewer to make sure all network components loaded fine.

But I received the following error ""dhcp client service terminated service. System cannot find the file specified"

Also, the driver I used was 90xks4.exe and my card says 3c905b-tx

What did I do wrong, please?
 

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Your best bet may be to buy a new NIC which will come with drivers . . yours may be too old for XP. They cost less than $20

Otherwise, pull the card out and look at it to see if you can find a manufacturer and model
 

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The problem is that Windows NT 4.0 is a very old OS. Not many people use it now, and some younger people here probably never used it. There are no guarantees here. People volunteer and do the best they can. You could bump this thread for months and still not get a response.
 
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