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Windows 7: Network Card drivers

15 Jun 2009   #1
seano

7x86 7260, 7x86 7264
 
 
Network Card drivers

Card is a 3com pci card - 3Com EtherLink 10/100 PCI NIC (3C905-TX).

Now, I have just decided to go 64bit, and all is installed driver wise aside from this card.

So, I have just downloaded a 3c90x1.exe package, (the site I have it from suggests it is 64bit compatible), but when I try to run the exe i get an error suggesting that it is not compatible with the version I am running.

Can anyone offer any suggestions on this please. or a location for a verified working 64bit driver?

Build is 7229.

TIA!


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15 Jun 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

seano
Compatible with the version of windows (windows 7) or compatible with this version 64 bit.. Try installing it in xp compatibilty mode. If no joy then get 64 bit version. If no 64 win 7 try 64 bit vista driver.

Hope this helps and if not let us know
Ken
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15 Jun 2009   #3
seano

7x86 7260, 7x86 7264
 
 

Thanks for reply Ken,

I believe the errror was windows 7 incompatible. But I have been using the nic on 32bit windows 7 up till now; I have tried in XP compatibility - still no joy; same error. I have had this driver for years lol - worked with all versions of windows previously.

Any ideas?

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15 Jun 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seano View Post
Thanks for reply Ken,

I believe the errror was windows 7 incompatible. But I have been using the nic on 32bit windows 7 up till now; I have tried in XP compatibility - still no joy; same error. I have had this driver for years lol - worked with all versions of windows previously.

Any ideas?

Attached error screenie.
seano
this is th nic driver you are having problems with right? Have you tried vista or xp drivers. the 3com site says that the card is a 2002 card and is discontinued. Try running the installer in compatibility mode.

ken
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15 Jun 2009   #5
seano

7x86 7260, 7x86 7264
 
 

Ken,

Yes it is mate.

Sean.
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15 Jun 2009   #6
seano

7x86 7260, 7x86 7264
 
 

Real strange one this; although the site that I have downloaded the driver from says it is 64 bit capable (no mention of 7 though) it just will not run.

Tried all compatibility modes; still no joy.
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17 Jun 2009   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seano View Post
Real strange one this; although the site that I have downloaded the driver from says it is 64 bit capable (no mention of 7 though) it just will not run.

Tried all compatibility modes; still no joy.
seano

You still having problems? You might want to install rtm (its supposed to be leaked this weekend) as a clean install. If you upgrade you might continue to have the problem.

Ken
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17 Jun 2009   #8
digitalrurouni

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Is the file a .msi file by any chance? If so you can use Orca and change the setting to allow it to install on whatever OS you prefer. It is probably just doing a version number check of the OS and panicking when it does not find what it is looking for. It should work though.
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17 Jun 2009   #9
seano

7x86 7260, 7x86 7264
 
 

Ken,

Gave up on 64 bit drivers for it presently; as you said, the card is well old now - so have to at least invest in a newer card anyways.

Have always done clean builds too - presently downloading 7260 iso, that will work, 32 bit driver is in the build by default so that's ok. Will certainly try the 64bit rtm when available to see if it solves the issue.

Many thanks for your help though Ken.

Sean.
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17 Jun 2009   #10
seano

7x86 7260, 7x86 7264
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by digitalrurouni View Post
Is the file a .msi file by any chance? If so you can use Orca and change the setting to allow it to install on whatever OS you prefer. It is probably just doing a version number check of the OS and panicking when it does not find what it is looking for. It should work though.

Nah mate it's an exe. Ta tho.
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