The NDIS.VXD,NTKERN.VXD device loader(s) . . .

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by pvman, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. pvman

    pvman Network Guru Member

    I'm trying to install a WMP11 on an ASUS P55TVP4 v1.52 motherboard running Win98. I'm getting the following error in Device Mangler (Manager):

    The NDIS.VXD,NTKERN.VXD device loader(s) for this device could not load the device driver. (Code 2.)

    To fix this, click Update Driver to update the device driver.

    I found this Micro$oft article:

    I did find the hotfix out on the Internet, I down loaded and installed it. It didn't make a difference.

    I've tried different PCI Slots, to no avail.

    Anyone have any other suggestions? I haven't tried putting the card in another computer yet to make sure it's good, but I just bought it new, so, it shouldn't have any problem.

    Of course, the first 802.11 router I bought was faulty (Linksys BEFW11S4).

    I'll have an opportunity to test the card on a Dell with WinXP later today.
  2. PsiDOC

    PsiDOC Network Guru Member

    Quite a common problem. Sounds like the files have become corrupted.
    What you need to do is unpack the NTKERN.VXD and the NDIS.VXD files from the win 98 disk and drop them in place of the originals in the C:\windows\system folder.
    Now try a reboot and let us know how you go as you may get another error message.


  3. pvman

    pvman Network Guru Member

    Well, I'd take you up on your advice, except that I've reloaded this machine like, six times, trying to make this work. Each iteration involved installing the hardware (daughter cards and such) in various orders and combinations.

    I was also attempting to eliminate any influence/conflict of real mode device drivers and such. But each time, I recieve the same error.

    Ironically, I have no problem installing my wired NICs (I've tried 3 different brands). But the Linksys just won't go.
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