first i just want to say hi to everyone as i am a newbee in the forums.
i found this site when i did a google search on a problem with an older computer i have. as i looked over the site i knew that i had to join up with you guys.
hope i can make some contributions to "our forum".
i have posted this problem in another forum, but as yet have not received an answer.
the problem is:
when i go into device manager i see under "Network adapters"
a device listed as "Direct parallel" and it has a yellow explanation point in front of it.
i looked at it with a small program called "siw.exe" and shows a status = problem
i am unable to disable, un install or update the driver. not in normal mode or safe mode.
in safe mode the yellow explanation point is no-longer there.
i don't know what it's for. i don't do computer to computer stuff.
i do use usb and fire wire equipment.
the box is:
PIII white box/ 512Meg of Ram / windows XP Pro SP3
i noticed this problem when my optical drives stopped working.
(not all of a sudden. i just had not used them in a long time.)
they also had the yellow in front of them. i did find a fix for them on the Microsoft knowledge base site. i "hacked" the reg and they are functioning properly.