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Title: How to Reinstall Card and Socket Services Windows 95

Article ID: 296


 

 

Some users that have the Cardsoft software installed in their computers may have to remove their socket services and re-install them. If any other PCMCIA cards were setup or being use in the computer, they may have to be reinstalled. If any PCMCIA network drivers have been installed previously or unsuccessfully, they may have to be removed and reinstalled.

Removing the network drivers (if installed):

1. Click on Start and select Settings. Go to Control Panel and open the Network Icon.

2. To remove an installed component, click on it once and click the Remove button. Repeat the same steps to remove all the components. (If you are using Dial-up and\or AOL, you have to reinstall them after the network card is setup. Write down the settings for the TCP/IP associated to Dial-up and\or AOL before removing anything.)

3. When you're finished, click on the OK button. When prompted to restart, click on NO.

4. Open the System Icon and click on the Device Manager tab.

5. Remove anything under the "Network Adapters" or "Other Devices" headings (if listed) that has the word "Linksys" in it.

6. If you have to reinstall Card and socket services, go to the next section. Otherwise, shut down the computer and remove the card from your PC.

Remove the Card & Socket Services:

1. Click on Startand select Settings. Go to Control Panel.

2. Open the System Icon and click on the Device Manager tab.

3. Remove anything under the "Other Devices" or "PCMCIA Socket" headings, where listed.

4. Shut down your computer after all the drivers are removed. Remove any PCMCIA cards from your computer and startup the computer.

5. When your computer is booted up, it should automatically detect and install the drivers for the PCMCIA sockets. If it does not, go to the Control Panel, select Add New Hardware and let Windows 95 detect the PCMCIA sockets. If Windows 95 asks for any drivers from the manufacturer, contact your laptop's manufacturer for the location of the drivers on the hard drive or any driver diskette(s) that may have been included with your laptop.

6. After the drivers for the PCMCIA sockets are installed, go to Control Panel, and open PC Card(PCMCIA).

7. If the window that opens is PC Card(PCMCIA) Properties, you can follow the driver installation instructions for the network card. Otherwise, if the window that opens is CardWizard, you have to step through the installation of CardWizard. After CardWizard is done it will prompt you to restart the computer. After the computer has restarted, you can follow the driver installation of the network card. If you had any other PCMCIA card in the system, you have to reinstall the drivers for those cards, according to the directions provided by the respective manufacturer.

 

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