Where can I find the device manager


My computer completely freezes up whe I connect the ethernet cable to the ntework card. This began happening about a month ago. Before the problem started, the computer was working perfectly fine. At first, I had no idea what was causing it, so I searched the net and tried everything possible. I defragged, ran full scan disk, scanned for viruses and spyware, cleared the startup menu, updated drivers, ran Windows update, checked cpu temp and fans, and cleaned out dust, but it would still freeze. Finally, I unhooked the ethernet cable from my network card and left it unhooked for 3 days to see what would happen. It never froze and worked fine the whole time. Then, I hooked the cable back up, and within 3-5 minutes, the computer would freeze. I tried this numerous times and got the same result. So I uninstalled the network card and manually removed it, then I put it back in and reinstalled it. And again, the computer still froze. So I restored Internet Explorer from IE6 back to IE5.5 and it is still freezing up. So now I don't know what else to do. This is really driving me nuts and I really need some help with this!


This question was answered on February 10, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You seem to be having a problem with an IRQ setting, Right click my computer on your desktop and select properties and go to device manager and look for network card and see if you are having a conflict with another device The devices will display a warning sign (excalmation Point) declaring a problem Highlite your network card and select properties and go to resources and check your IRQ, DMA and input/output settings, if it's in red you may have to remove it and place it in another slot in your bay.

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Posted by Eugene of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 10, 2003