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Network Cable Unplugged - LAN Desktop

By stereochildxx ·
Hi. I am running Winxp on my desktop pc. I have been having trouble with my system freezing up after sitting idle for a few hours and I think it is either the dvd burner or the memory modules as the person I bought these from had both in his pc with the same problem. I do have two new sticks of ram to insert in my new pc but need to figure this out first.

This morning I went to my computer (and had to turn off/on again via power button as i have had to do every morning since i got it) and it wouldn't connect to the network. It says a network cable is unplugged, so i checked all the cables, enabled, disabled the connection. I unplugged the cable, plugged it in to this computer that i'm currently on and it (obviously) works. I plugged it back in to new pc and it still does not work. I have ruled out the possibility of the cable being bad.

What steps do I need to take in what order to fix this problem?

Your help is appreciated!

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Suspend Settings

by BFilmFan In reply to Network Cable Unplugged - ...

Check the power settings on the PC to make sure that you are not suspending the network card. Some NICs really do not like losing power and won't reset till the system is rebooted.

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I would check the NIC card or NIC port

by wanttocancel In reply to Network Cable Unplugged - ...

Since you bought a problematic computer I would check the NIC card (if any) or NIC port on the mobo to make sure that it is working properly.

If you have a friend that has a properly working NIC card and an open PCI slot you could install it and see if you could connect to the Internet.

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Start with your stated suspects.

by 1bn0 In reply to Network Cable Unplugged - ...

Remove the DVD drive. Leave it out.

Test the memory.

http://www.memtest.org/

If the memory fails. Replace it.

If you install the new memory, test it too.


Other possibility is heat. Is the CPU fan running correctly? Did you install the correct type of CPU fan? If the CPU gets to hot it can lock up, run erratically or just burn up.

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