I have a abit KG7 and i have a linksys 100TX nic card. for some reason my comp takes 3-5 minutes to boot now. but it doesn't without the nic card. i removed all my cards but video and it still does...any ideas? i tryed putting it in diffrent slots but it gets interrupted with my sblive.
Which protocols does Windows use for the nic card?
Could be that settings for the protocols are wrong, or your card is indeed bad and can't get connection with anything.
Is your card working when Windows is loaded?