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Network Card turning off randomly - Cannot activate again unless I restart

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ThaKinetic, Jan 3, 2015.

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  1. ThaKinetic

    ThaKinetic Thread Starter

    Jun 14, 2014
    As the title describes, my network card sometimes (Now more regularly than ever) deactivates completely and renders me unable to connect to the internet. I seemingly cannot activate/deactivate the network card while this happens and my only solution is to restart the computer and run an error scan on the network card (It only finds the error if I restart first).

    What might this problem occur from? If anyone has any way of preventing this I'd be most grateful.


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    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 8077 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 286160 MB, Free - 5518 MB; D: Total - 403313 MB, Free - 195112 MB;
    Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., N76VZ
    Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Disabled
  2. Oddba11


    May 12, 2011
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    Card is loose or most likely faulty.
  3. dustyjay


    Jan 23, 2003
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    As oddba11 points out it could be that the card needs to be pulled out and reseated. However if this is the Ethernet Port on the motherboard, it is likely a failure, or a software problem (driver) if you uninstall the network adapter in device manager, then restart windows it should find new hardware and reinstall the driver. Is this a Bug Box brand computer (HP/Compaq) Custom build, or an Asus laptop?
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