NO network adapter working!

Acer / Aspire t300
April 12, 2009 at 00:38:10
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.39 GHz / 759 MB

Please Help me.....It all started when my compaq presario c707tu... was normally restarted and all of a sudden.. i noticed my broadcom 802.11 g wlan cards radio button was orange which is supposed to be blue... since i usually use my wireless connection..(home network'. have two systems..)....So i could not connect to the internet... then i though let me connect it directly to the modem.. through ether net.. that dint work either... i opened device manager and i found that all my network adapters were showing..a yellow mark....the card is seated properly.. so its not the cards fault.. i was baffled. because i had never seen this before... tried different solutions.. but none of them work..Please Help me ..you guys are my last resort... the link to my device manager screenshot is:http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/maximuz7/untitled.jpg


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#1
April 12, 2009 at 00:48:11
"tried different solutions.. but none of them work"

Well to save us wasting time suggesting things you've already tried why don't you just tell us what they were.

Such as: Tried to do a system restore
Tried deleting the device in devicemanager and re-starting to reinstall the network adaptors.

Tried updating drivers.

Done virus scans etc.

What if any results or error messages did you get?

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#2
April 12, 2009 at 00:54:38
i tried uninstalling and reinstalling them... dint work..
i had disabled system restore.... so it wont work
cannot connect to internet so cannot download driver
downloaded drivers on another computer ant tried to install.. dint work..

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#3
April 12, 2009 at 01:01:28
there are two types of error codes which show in device manager.. code 39 and code 28

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#4
April 12, 2009 at 02:21:19
Even Msoft says the solution to those type errors is to reinstall the device drivers as per this KB article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310123

If you are certain you have downloaded and saved the correct drivers for the two NICs but they will not install then there may be other problems either hardware or software related.
Have you run any virus scans and also a chkdisk?

As a last resort you may be able to do a repair install but this would only be practical if the scans come back clean.

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#5
April 12, 2009 at 03:27:57
Yes i have run both virus scans.(separately on these because i know multiple antivirusses and antispywares clash.. so i had run the scans.. only when one of them was present on the laptop..namely comodo internet security,avg free,spybot s&d,superantispyware).....i have also cleaned the system with ccleaner and also fixed all broken registries with its registry cleaner.. and checkdisk on all drives... the hardware is not faulty.. that i can guarantee..cuz i tried another card and it dint work too.......tell me more about the repair install..... i have xp pro cd with me..

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#6
April 12, 2009 at 03:43:54
A repair instal will restore your operating system but should not interfere with other installed programs or files. Windows Updates would need to be redone.

The process involves booting the instal CD. Do not press R for repair console at the first prompt. Choose Install.
Setup will load files then scan the system for current installed operating system. It will detect your existing XP and give an option to repair. That is where you need to press R. Follow the prompts from there.

The usual caution applies. Back up all important files etc before commencing.

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