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#1 dlyte41

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 05:51 PM

Hello, I've been working on a Windows XP Pro machine for a friend, they had a bunch of spyware on it and the local area connection kept changing status from "network Cable Unplugged" to "Acquiring IP Address."

I figured it was just from the spyware that they had on their but after cleaning it up with malwarebytes and spybot sd, the same network connection problem occurs.

i would appreciate any ideas as to why this is happening.... Thanks.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:44 PM

If you see visual changes that are not built into Windows...I would suspect that malware is at work...still.

Network Cable Unplugged...can result from either a wireless or wired modem being present, but lacking drivers. But I would not expect the status to change to anyting indicating that the cnnection was capable of working properly.

Have you tried setting the Internet connection up anew, using the Internet/Network Connection Wizard?

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 07 August 2009 - 06:47 PM.


#3 dlyte41

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:20 PM

Thank for your reply...

I tried the new connection and it still doing the same thing. Connected - Disconnected really fast over and over.

Its one of the weirdest things I've ever seen. I'm going to try a new NIC on Monday and see if it will take that. If it does, then I'd suspect the built in NIC of going bad.

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 07:34 PM

Fixed this a while ago. I replaced the NIC.

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 07:50 PM

Appreciate the feedback...happy computing :thumbsup:.

Louis




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