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Hi,
i succesfully installed a realtek ethernet card,
but my winXP prof claims there is another network interface too !
which i never seen. one cannot delete the corresponding icon,
it appears each time once again. my system may even have a third
completele unseen NIC !
i suppose the following explanation: WinXP stores each NIC, which
were once installed and cannot forget, nor delete it if a NIC is removed.
yes, i had other cards in this computer.
i even remember the network connection refused to work unless i
bind two of them in a "bridge".
now the bridge in not neccessary, the system was reinstalled several times,
but the unclean situation with other NICs remains.
does anybody have a good expalanation of this behavior ?
how can i get rid of all nonexisting NICs ?
thanks in advance,
zbyszek
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To display hidden devices, non-Plug and Play devices, and devices not
attached to the computer (commonly known as "ghosted" or "phantom" devices)
Save the following two lines as a file then execute.

--------------------------setdev.bat---------------------
set DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES=1
start devmgmt.msc
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Then, View|Show Hidden Devices to remove or reconfigure these devices. Do
not edit the registry.


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"Zbigniew Lisiecki" wrote:
| Hi,
| i succesfully installed a realtek ethernet card,
| but my winXP prof claims there is another network interface too !
| which i never seen. one cannot delete the corresponding icon,
| it appears each time once again. my system may even have a third
| completele unseen NIC !
| i suppose the following explanation: WinXP stores each NIC, which
| were once installed and cannot forget, nor delete it if a NIC is removed.
| yes, i had other cards in this computer.
| i even remember the network connection refused to work unless i
| bind two of them in a "bridge".
| now the bridge in not neccessary, the system was reinstalled several
times,
| but the unclean situation with other NICs remains.
| does anybody have a good expalanation of this behavior ?
| how can i get rid of all nonexisting NICs ?
| thanks in advance,
| zbyszek
| --
| http://zbyszek.evot.org