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Solved: Computer Freezes with Ethernet Cable in

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  1. wiseguy34

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    I have been working on a computer and it was all Jacked up because it did not have any virus/malware protection. Now I have cleaned this all out but now the computer freezes up when the ethernet plug is in. I have updated the network driver and still does it. If I disable the network from the device manager and re-enable it then it works fine until I reboot then it is back to freezing. This computer is using windows Vista and a embeded network card.

    Could this be a software or is this an Hardware problem and should I try a new PCInetwork card and disable the embeded one?

    ANy suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. black-wolf

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    Boot into safe mode with networking a few times and see if it still does it. If not it is a driver/software/malware issue.
     
  3. wiseguy34

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    I booted in safe mode with networking and same result. Still locks up when Ethernet is plugged in.
     
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    Well looks like it was a driver problem. I updated all out-of-date drviers and the problem was resolved. thanks for your help everybody.
     
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    (y) Glad you got it solved>
     
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