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Annoying LAN problem

Discussion in 'Software' started by simongrahamuk, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Looking for suggestions here please guy's.

    I have a staff members laptop that will not connect to the network when running XP in normal mode. The LAN connection says that the cable is disconnected, when I can clearly see that its not, and the Wireless will only see limited connectivity despite having full signal strength.

    If I restart the laptop in safe mode all of the network connections work fine.

    I have ran MSConfig and changed startup options, services, etc, but each time I run windows in normal mode I get the same problems.

    Also ran a full virus scan, anti spyware, etc.

    Any suggestions I've ran out of idea's! :rolleyes:
     
  2. craigie

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    Try reinstalling the TCP/IP stack?
     
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    how many different spyware removal tools did you use? i usually find i need to go through a few before i find one which actually removes it. combofix and SUPERantispyware etc.

    system restore back to a date it was working?

    back up data and re-install is sometimes quicker and will give you the best results.

    good luck
     
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  4. Sparky
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    Are there any third party utilities managing the NIC (such as power management) as this is fairly common with laptops.

    If so it might be worth reinstalling it or even uninstalling and just using the driver for the NIC.
     
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  5. Mr.Cheeks

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    agree with the tcip/ip stack also re-install drivers for network card
     
  6. craigie

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    I agree with your agreement :biggrin
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    If that doesn't work, how about a Windows repair? Long winded I know, but it normally fixes alot of issues :)

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  8. Qs

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    If it's only the one laptop, you could always go hardcore and do a clean install, that'd sort it :p

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  9. Mr.Cheeks

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    No, Hard core would be to install Linux on there!
     
  10. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I was trying to avoid putting a new image on the laptop as it had loads of specific software on it that aren't on the standard image for the laptop model.

    System Restore wasn't an option as it is disabled.

    I ran Spybot S+D as a second spyware scanner and it found 1 problem, removed it and it sprung back into life again! All Fixed!

    Phew, one happy teacher, and I managed to look like I knew what I was doing in the process! Not bad for the 'Supply' Network Manager! :biggrin
     

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