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Some Network Adapter Drivers Are Not Included with Windows
Article ID: 247894 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q247894
For a Microsoft Windows XP version of this article, see 315275
After you install Windows or upgrade to Windows 2000, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
This issue can occur if you are using a network adapter that is not supported in Windows 2000. Note that some network adapters that are supported in Windows NT, Windows 98, and Windows 95 are not supported in Windows 2000.
To resolve this issue, use either of the following methods:
Method 1Contact the manufacturer of your network adapter to inquire about the availability of an updated driver for your network adapter that is compatible with Windows 2000.
Method 2Uninstall your unsupported network adapter, and then obtain and install a supported network adapter.
Windows 2000The following list includes the network adapters that are not supported in Windows 2000:
NOTE: These adapters are not included in the Windows Hardware Compatibility List (HCL).For additional information about devices that are not on the HCL, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/142865/EN-US/ )Microsoft Support Policy on Hardware Not on Windows HCL