+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 13 of 13
Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, Really stupid server 2003 problem in Technical; Ok, i'm feeling really dumb now, i've just installed server 2003 onto a PC and setup the auto updates, but ...
  1. #1
    dezt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Lancs
    Posts
    1,009
    Thank Post
    153
    Thanked 55 Times in 43 Posts
    Rep Power
    28

    Really stupid server 2003 problem

    Ok, i'm feeling really dumb now, i've just installed server 2003 onto a PC and setup the auto updates, but my NIC won't start, it just says that the device failed to start, have I missed something, I know the NIC works as it worrked fine in XP.

    Can someone please help....

  2. #2


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    4,657
    Thank Post
    350
    Thanked 789 Times in 710 Posts
    Rep Power
    344
    Sounds like drivers to me...

  3. #3

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    8,941
    Thank Post
    232
    Thanked 1,510 Times in 1,206 Posts
    Rep Power
    328
    Yes it does indeed sound like drivers. Although XP and 2003 are very similar, they can and do use different sets of drivers altogether.

    In saying that though, did you install Windows Server 2003 and your network adapter appeared automatically? If that's the case, the driver might not be the issue. If you have a look in Device Manager, does your network adapter have a question mark or exclamation mark over it?

  4. 2 Thanks to Michael:

    dezt (6th August 2008)

  5. #4
    dezt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Lancs
    Posts
    1,009
    Thank Post
    153
    Thanked 55 Times in 43 Posts
    Rep Power
    28
    It's appeared ok, but with an exclamation mark, Via Rhine II, I think, usually works but for some reason it hasn't this time.

  6. #5


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    4,657
    Thank Post
    350
    Thanked 789 Times in 710 Posts
    Rep Power
    344
    Tried updating the driver with the latest from the manufacturer's site or if its onboard, the latest chipset driver?

  7. 2 Thanks to kmount:

    dezt (6th August 2008)

  8. #6

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    8,941
    Thank Post
    232
    Thanked 1,510 Times in 1,206 Posts
    Rep Power
    328
    It's appeared ok, but with an exclamation mark, Via Rhine II, I think, usually works but for some reason it hasn't this time.
    If there's an exclamation mark and the network adapter has appeared ok, this means the driver is ok, but there's a conflict of resources somewhere. Once this has been resolved, the driver will be correctly loaded and function as normal.

    I would check within the BIOS that Windows Server 2003 is set to control system resources.

  9. #7

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,144
    Thank Post
    113
    Thanked 518 Times in 447 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    121
    Worth just deleting the device and then doing a re-scan; far too often I've found that this fixes "yellow exclamation marks"

    Resource conflicts can occur but I don't think I've seen one for a good many years - I think ACPI motherboards are just much better at handling this (and that is what they're supposed to do!)

  10. #8

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,392
    Thank Post
    797
    Thanked 1,588 Times in 1,391 Posts
    Blog Entries
    10
    Rep Power
    427
    Quote Originally Posted by dezt View Post
    It's appeared ok, but with an exclamation mark, Via Rhine II, I think, usually works but for some reason it hasn't this time.
    Do you mean in device manager or network connections?

  11. #9
    dezt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Lancs
    Posts
    1,009
    Thank Post
    153
    Thanked 55 Times in 43 Posts
    Rep Power
    28
    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    Do you mean in device manager or network connections?
    It's in Device manager, but with a yellow exclamation mark.

    I've deleted the device and re-scanned but the same thing happens.


    This is a fresh install, I'm sure i've had this problem once before, I just can't remember how I sorted it (that'll teach me for not writing it down), I think it had something to do with the updates after the completion of setup, Windows blocks all incoming traffic until you setup automatic updates, I did set them up but it's not allowing any incoming traffic.

    I'm going to try a different NIC in the server and see what happens, I have a boxed D-link adaptor with driver CD that could be useful.

  12. #10
    dezt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Lancs
    Posts
    1,009
    Thank Post
    153
    Thanked 55 Times in 43 Posts
    Rep Power
    28
    And now it's time to beat me with a big stick......... the D-link has worked fine with the drivers installed from the CD.

    Damn those on-board LAN adaptors, VIA Rhine II, don't suppose anyone knows where server 2003 drivers can be found for those??

  13. #11
    dezt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Lancs
    Posts
    1,009
    Thank Post
    153
    Thanked 55 Times in 43 Posts
    Rep Power
    28
    Sorted, sorry for having a dumb day yesterday......

  14. #12
    mrtechsystems's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    423
    Thank Post
    93
    Thanked 21 Times in 21 Posts
    Rep Power
    23
    @dezt

    How did you fix it give people some feedback back was you getting a Error 10

    Also m8 Rhine II I am assumming that it was a dlink network card

  15. #13
    dezt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Lancs
    Posts
    1,009
    Thank Post
    153
    Thanked 55 Times in 43 Posts
    Rep Power
    28
    I installed a D-link card into the server and installed the drivers for that. It worked, then I found drivers for the Via Rhine II Nic from the Via website and installed them. Jobs a good un, everything went in ok.

    The error I got was "device could not start"

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 15th January 2008, 09:03 AM
  2. Problem with server 2003 maping
    By goclone in forum Windows
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 16th September 2007, 08:31 AM
  3. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 6th July 2007, 01:10 PM
  4. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 20th November 2006, 11:49 PM
  5. RE-installing Exchange Server 2003 onto Server 2003
    By faza in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 24th July 2006, 11:20 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •