Re: DRIVER NEEDED: ASUS P2B Asus Motherboard (Windows XP Professional) [PCI / ISA]
it could prevent the nic from working if they com ports are causing conflicts, ie: if the nic card is trying to use the same irq or i/o address as the com ports. Are your com ports disabled in bios setup? Just trying to understand why they are flagged as having a problem in Device Manager.
You must insure the nic is not conflicting with the com ports. If you need drivers please visit the manufacturers website.