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11-Jan-2008, 03:01 PM #1
"Green" Screen when networked?
A guy with two laptops has suddenly had a problem pop up. If the two computers are connected via Ethernet (using x-over cable) at startup, one goes straight to a solid green screen (blank except for color green). If not connected at startup, it usually works perfectly fine (e.g., for file transfers and ICS). One time (only), the green screen appeared while they were connected and being used but it disappeared and the normal desktop reappeared when the cable was disconnected. He reports no other odd symptoms. The second laptop always works normally. This started after several weeks of using the x-over cable with no problems.
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11-Jan-2008, 03:10 PM #2
Try a regular Ethernet hub and regular Ethernet Cables not cross-over cables and see what happens.
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11-Jan-2008, 03:12 PM #3
same thing. X-over cable is fine.
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11-Jan-2008, 03:14 PM #4
Then change the NIC in the computer with the green screen.
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11-Jan-2008, 03:58 PM #5
Uhh, "change" the NIC in a laptop? And yet it works perfectly fine 99.99% of time (as long as the cable is disconnected using startup).
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11-Jan-2008, 04:06 PM #6
Yup as long as the cable is disconnected it will work right because there is nothing plugged into it. I suspect the connector might have a problem and just because is is a laptop does not mean that it can not be fixed the NIC may not just un-plug but I would inspect the connector and make sure the little spring type wires in there are straight if any are even slightly bent it might create a problem.

What is the make and model of the laptop?
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