I have two computers which share an internet connection, the server computer has two network cards, one connected to the modem and the other to the second computer. Someone gave me a used hard disk so I installed it the second ide connector as master and moved the cdrw drive to the primary ide connector as a slave. Ever since my the connection between the two computers stopped working. But I dont think is an irq problem because when I uninstalled the drivers for the network card and restarted, windows detected the card and I was able to install the original drivers from a diskette. However, when I use winipcfg there are no properties shown for my network card. In network settings both the card and the tcp/ip protocols for it are intalled and I have given it a fix ip adress like before but still nothing works. Any suggestions?