Hello from France. For some time now I've been having this problem: when I want to switch off the Ethernet connection from my XP SP3 machine, I get a dialog box stating that the connection cannot be interrupted manually (...). The only way I can stop the connection is go Peripherals (?) Manager>Network Cards>right click on Deactivate--a bit tedious, really. This has been occurring for a few weeks now, though I changed nothing to my configuration except using WinUpdate. From what I could find on the internet I should either update the driver of my Ethernet card or download a more recent copy of netcfgx.dll to cwindows\system32. I have tried the latter, with no avail. As for the former, I just can't find any place from which to downloads the driver. My card is Carte PCI ADMtek AN983 10/100, and the installed pilot, an983.sys, is version 2.12.507.2001, dated 01/07/2001. Problem is, when I check sites that offer pilots, I can't find mine, as the query "Carte PCI ADMtek AN983 10/100" brings back things I don't understand. So I'd be very grateful to anyone who could help me with the following: 1. apart from the two clues listed above, is there any other I could try? 2. from what I could find the builder of my PCI ADMtek AN983 10/100 card is/was Novell (?), but they don't seem to exist anymore, they are never listed with existing makers? 3. where can I find a an983.sys file? Thanks a whole lot in advance! -- a.