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Network connection not appearing, but ok in device list...?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by matt.choules, Mar 19, 2007.

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  1. matt.choules

    matt.choules Thread Starter

    Sep 11, 2003
    We wanted a pc in the lounge to network for watching films on our TV, but having installed Win XP Pro and as many drivers as possible (graphics, network card - latest available, mouse, keyboard etc) but i'm hitting a problem.

    Although the ethernet card appears in the device manager list, There is no available Network Connection.

    Whenever i try opening windows firewall i get a message saying the ICS is not running. If i enable it nothing changes. If i then restart i must then enable it again the next time i try and open the firewall.


    I have ran the Network wizard and entered all the correct information (name, connection type etc).

    The most i know about running a command line command to check the settings is:
    ping and that returns 100% of the data
    ipconfig /all shows nothing


    The computer is a Packard Bell I-Media and is about 6 years old.

    Any ideas?
  2. ozrom1e


    May 15, 2006
    When you ping all you are doing is pinging your own pc, If you want to ping something ping www.yahoo.com or some web site and find out what that is getting.

    The other question I have is did you just re-install or install Windows on your computer?

    Some system specs on your computer would be great and also would help to diagnose the problem.
  3. matt.choules

    matt.choules Thread Starter

    Sep 11, 2003
    Ok, i didn't know that did that... Like i said, i'm not very prolific when it comes to command line.

    I installed xp onto the brand new ATA hard drive i installed as the old drive died a nasty death.

    As for system specs theres not alot of info i can give as there is no model number anywhere on the pc. I did a search on the Packard Bell site and found all the old IMedia pc's but there are quite a few different spec'd machines...

    At the moment i am dealing with what seems like a power supply issues, but i will report as soon as i can get some diagnostic software on it...
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