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Intel (R) Pro/100 VE Dos NIC drivers

Intel (R) Pro/100 VE Dos NIC drivers

Intel (R) Pro/100 VE Dos NIC drivers


Does any one know how I would boot up a Toshiba Tecra S1 laptop which has an "Intel(R) Pro/100 VE Network Connection" NIC card in it.

I need to boot this laptop up using a dos network boot disk, and I cannot find dos drivers for this Nic.

I already have a dos network boot disk which I can play around with to make it work with different drivers.

Any ideas on where I can get the exact drivers or dos drivers that are generic and will work with the card I have specified above.

Any help much appreciated


RE: Intel (R) Pro/100 VE Dos NIC drivers


Did you ever get the Pro/100 VE and Ghost working on your Techra?  I have the same problem.  I'd kill for a copy of your boot disk (I assume you must use MS DOS instead of PC DOS?.  I don't know anything about boot disk configuration, much less Ghost, and this 100 VE driver issue is killing me.


RE: Intel (R) Pro/100 VE Dos NIC drivers

Anyone know now to create a Ghost Network Boot CD?  I have the same Toshiba Tecra Laptop and Pro/100 VE NIC but without a floppy drive.  I tried creating a Ghost Network Boot CD through Roxio but have been unsuccessfu.  When it asked for a floppy to use for the Boot CD, I used the Ghost/pc-dos Boot floppy that I had created in Ghost(7.5).  But when I try to boot from CD I get jibberish on the screen and nothing boots from the cd.

Any ideas?

RE: Intel (R) Pro/100 VE Dos NIC drivers

troye, I am having a similar problem trying to boot a compaq 1285us from a bootable cd i created with nero.  I user the ghost boot disk as my bootable image to create the cd but @ boot time all i get is a @ on the screen.  Let me know if you figure out what is going on.


RE: Intel (R) Pro/100 VE Dos NIC drivers


I got the driver from


I can probably get you a copy of my disk but I don't know if we are supposed to give out e-mail addresses here.

Let me know.

RE: Intel (R) Pro/100 VE Dos NIC drivers


Thanks for the reply.  I've tried a couple of drivers, both from:

Both work getting me booted and logged into the network.  I get DHCP'd my IP, gateway, etc.  But when I try to map a drive, I get "Error 53 The machine ID specified in the network path cannot be located".  I updated my LMHOST to no avail.  I can ping my server by NETBOIOS name from DOS fine.  Not sure why it cannot map a drive (yes it is shared correctly, I can map in when logged into XP).

Symantec has acknowledged this as a known issue which sometimes happens, but they have no fix for it (it happens just using a non-Ghost boot disk as well).  I have Linksys router, so I thought it may be the problem.  I put my server in the DMZ, but same problem.  My routers firmware is updated as well.

Here is the link ot the symantec article.


I was wondering if you had the same problem.  I would like to try your disk if you would be so kind.  I'm desperate at this point.  My email is avariomisc@yahoo.com.  Thanks so much for your help.

RE: Intel (R) Pro/100 VE Dos NIC drivers


Does you network share have a password?

if not set a password for the share.


RE: Intel (R) Pro/100 VE Dos NIC drivers

I have many Intel Pro 100 VE NICs throughout my network and those cards haven't given me any problem with ghost.  I had some problems when I used DHCP though.  If your network isn't too large and you're not imaging many machines at one time, I would try static IPs...that worked like a charm for me with the Intel cards.  However, I have problems very similar with a D-Link 530TX card.  I'm going to do a separate post on that because I desparately need help with the Dlink.

RE: Intel (R) Pro/100 VE Dos NIC drivers

I had the same problem (Ghost 7.5 and intel Pro 100 VE) and looked at Barts Boot Disks and a few other solutions, which I have been assured will do the job. But before I tried them I looked on www.intel.com under support downloads and drivers and found a really easy solution. Type in the name of the card in my case the 100 VE. Then select OS as DOS. Two self extracting exe files are on offer PRODOS.EXE and PRODOS2.EXE. Choose the second one. In the ZIP you will find a detailed text file describing the fix. Basically you just create a ghost boot disk in the normal fashion. then delete the old driver file from the floppy and replace it with the new one, and hey presto the problem is solved. I was paranoid enough to also specify some parameters when I made the boot disk Hmmm . think it was -fn but hey it is in the text file supplied by intel. Cheers Lupus

RE: Intel (R) Pro/100 VE Dos NIC drivers

I found a quick way of getting the my intel card to work.  I went to intel website and found the dos driver for my card then when I extracted it it had a ghost folder in it.  Inside the folder was a read me file and some driver files the readme file will guide you on all of the steps.  The only thing you really have to do is create a regular Ghost network bootdisk then replace the files in the floppy with the files in the ghost directory that came with the drivers.

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