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Solved Windows 7 64 bit shows red cross on network icon

Discussion in 'Networking' started by zillah, Apr 16, 2018.

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  1. zillah

    zillah Thread Starter

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    Dear folk

    My desktop windows 7 64 bit was working fine til I walked up yesterday and there was a red cross on the network icon!!!

    Ethernet cable working fine as when i hooked it to my laptop everything is working fine , means problem lies within the desktop and nothing wrong with cable or router port.

    Troubleshoot that I had done so far :

    Restarted desktop 3 times, uninstalled LAN driver, connected new Ethernet cable

    What else I need to check to find out what is going on ?

    Thanks
     
  2. TerryNet

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    You've probably done enough troubleshooting to conclude that the ethernet adapter has died. Get a USB ethernet adapter. Alternatively you could get a PCI ethernet card if you have a spare slot, but a USB one is more convenient and can be used with other laptops and desktops in the future.
     
  3. zillah

    zillah Thread Starter

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    Thanks Terry
    What i did I shutdown desktop and unplug the power cable and waited for a while and now it is working fine,,,,,,,,,,,,,credit goes to JohnC_21 from bleepingcomputer.com
     
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