May 1st, 2004, 04:20 PM
novell netware firmware?
i've had this computer for about a year and the other day i started it up and its doing this "novell netready netware firmware" thing. it seems to involve my ethernet card. i dont know what it is, but it starts to scan something or load something(and takes way too long) so i just get pissed off and restart. then it wont come up for a few more days... anybody know what it is?
May 1st, 2004, 06:24 PM
Could very well be that your computer is trying to update the software/firmware of your NIC. You might want to let it do its thing and see what it does.
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May 1st, 2004, 06:41 PM
Interesting..............sounds like your Novell subscription needs updating?
Would the box be a former corporate (networked one?).....I would dump the network card and software.....take a look in "remove programs" and look for Novell........and remove the physical card.
I have nothing against Novell..........but it is no good on a stand alone
May 1st, 2004, 07:14 PM
the nic is made by via. dunno why this novell firmware is comming up... i guess ill let it run