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Neither Windows or Linux can detect Ethernet

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Rolmos, Sep 10, 2007.

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  1. Rolmos

    Rolmos Thread Starter

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    Hi, I'm new registering to this forum, but a regular reader.

    I have a problem with an old computer that I just upgraded the RAM of. After installing the new memory, Windows would restart by itself every 5 seconds. I thought it was an incompatibility problem, so I removed the new RAM and put back the old one.

    Now, Windows would not start up, not even in Safe Mode, so I was told to use the install CD to repair the OS. Now, the OS starts up fine, and both the old (256MB) and the new (512MB) RAMs are working fine together, but now, the computer doesn?t detect the built-it Ethernet device.

    Im not talking about the driver, the Windows device manager simply can't find it. I decided to test it with PCLINUXOS as a liveCD, but it can?t detect the Ethernet network device either.

    Please help!
     
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    I solved the problem by reactivating the LAN device in the BIOS. I don't know why it was disabled in the first place, but I hope it helps someone in the future.
     
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