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PC Freezes when conncted to LAN/internet

By netadmin ·
this is my hardware setup: intel celeron 800MHz CPU. ASUS cuple VM board. Generic 56K modem.
Realtek NIC.

Everytime i connect my workstation to the local area network, it freezes after a few moments. The same is true is i dial up to the internet. The same results also if i install VM ware. I tried swapping the modem and/or NIC to different expansion slots but its still the same. My applications are working fine. What could be the possible problem here? anyone???? thanks in advance

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by jschein In reply to PC Freezes when conncted ...

PC Freezing upon connection to a LAN..


Boot into safe mode and run your latest anti-virus software.

Run the latest update - WIN 2K SP4 (have it downloaded and burned onto a CD for easier access)

reboot, goto and download Adaware for free... update it and scan your entire system to ensure you also didn't get hijacked in the background somewhere.

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by pierrejamme In reply to PC Freezes when conncted ...

You didn't say what kind of LAN??
Realteks are known bad actors, if you don't get success from number 1 answer try swapping to a different NIC.

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