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IBM R40 2722 1802 Error Message

I replaced the hard drive & now I get this error message "1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in Power off and remove the miniPCI network card." & I cannot boot the computer. I put the old drive back in & the same thing happened.

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Check the booting priority maybe the first booting device is set to network that's why

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This is due to the fact that IBM laptops have a list of accepted devices, and the pci card is not recognised in the list. On IBM - Amilo, Mini PCI card slot is usually at the back of computer. Locate and remove Mini PCI wireless card, you will not have integrated wireless after this.
Other solution is to find the option to disable mini PCI in bios settings.
Here is how mini pci wireless card looks like:

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Remove the network card and reboot the pc install the os then update the bios and reinstall the network card that is located on the bottom of the laptop

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