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Link light is on without any ethernet cable plugged in

Discussion in 'Networking' started by DrDan21, Jul 9, 2011.

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  1. DrDan21

    DrDan21 Thread Starter

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    I've been working on computers for quite some time but I've never seen this..

    On my personal machine there are 2 main symptoms

    1. Occasionly windows will think their is an ethernet cord plugged and and begin sending packets, the link light will come on and will windows will try to identify the network

    2. Windows reports my ethernet cable unplugged even when its plugged in

    The ethernet cord is confirmed working and this issue doesn't always happen (Sometimes my ethernet works perfectly)

    My wifi works fine as that's what I'm using to send this post :)

    Details:
    Windows 7x64-bit

    Ethernet adapter info:
    Latest driver from HP website
    Hardware ID's:
    PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_30F4103C&REV_02
    PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_30F4103C
    PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&CC_020000
    PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&CC_0200


    I've already removed and reinstalled the driver with no success. I am not sure if my NIC is failing or if maybe this is a software issue

    here is the log that I received from TSG SySInfo
    Code:
    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T6400  @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 4062 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, 512 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 290926 MB, Free - 49726 MB; D: Total - 14314 MB, Free - 2178 MB; 
    Motherboard: Compal, 30F4, 99.98, CND9140SHN
    Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, Updated and Enabled
     
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