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Network Adapter not found on startup - Windows 7

Discussion in 'Networking' started by nhayes, Jan 28, 2011.

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  1. nhayes

    nhayes Thread Starter

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    Hello Everyone,

    Recently, nearly every time I start up my computer, I can't connect to the internet. I have internet, as says my modem, what I don't have is an internet adapter. I've checked the device manager, and network and sharing center, and it just doesn't exist. I restart a few times and by chance it finds the adapter and I can connect. I have no idea what's going on, as Googling has not helped much at all.

    My system specs are:
    Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64-bit
    On-board LAN adapter
    3 GB Ram
    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.40 GHz
     
  2. etaf

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    sounds like a hardware issue - is this a laptop - if so make and model - its possible the adapter needs to be reseated - you should be able to access the wireless adapter from underneath the laptop -
     
  3. nhayes

    nhayes Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the quick reply etaf.

    It's a custom built desktop. The motherboard is an Intel D975XBX2, if it matters. As it's an onboard LAN adapter I can't reseat anything. So, assuming it's a hardware issue, I ought to just get a new motherboard, or network card?
     
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