Hello Gang, back for more help. Just rebooted puter after altering network settings and system announced that a new hardware device had been found. Unfortunately, as the device is not identified I am unable to locate the correct drivers. Had a look in device manager and it list two unkown devices in "Other Devices". Removed both of these items, rebooted, still the same. Ran "SFC" did not find any files missing. Rebooted still the same. System running W98SE and everything else seems to function OK. Any ideas? Wish I hadn't played with network settings. Ho, Hum.