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Tony Hoyle wrote: >I haven't used that since the Win95 days... all modern machines have >network cards on the motherboard anyway now (even laptops). > >Pulling the network cable out shouldn't be enough to need it.. perhaps >removing the card comlpetely (unless the drivers are broken, I >suppose). > > > I've read that in order to conserve memory (as if THAT is a real driving concern at MS), they unload the drivers (or just protocols) if the adapter isn't physically connected to a network. I believe that only affects XP, but it might Win2K also. "It's a feature!" Looks like this article might tell you how to disable it: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/Q239/9/24.asp and I saw this too, for more info: http://www.alias.com/eng/support/maya/knowledgebase/systems/2067.jhtml Certainly not a problem for CVSNT at any rate. Regards, -------------------- Glen Starrett