ethernet ports

January 11, 2011 at 07:38:15
Specs: Windows XP, AMD 6400 duel core/ 4 gig kingston
Over the last few weeks when I put my PC into standby my ethernet port would go to sleep, and I would have to reboot my PC to get them to work, I went into the power settings and turned off the power saving. That fixed this problem!

Yesterday I was playing plants and zombies, my PC froze up and game continued to play, I tried the esc key and the control alt delete nothing worked. I rebooted the PC, my PC went to the bios and stopped tried rebooting a couple of time, then it came up install system disk. I had a older hard drive with the same Operating system and drivers on it. I install the old drive. I pull the hard drive out when I installed a new hard drive 7 months ago. Now I have no ethernet port working I have tried both. My MB is a Asus M2N-SLI- Deluxe, My processor is AMO duel core 6400, I have 4 gig of memory intalled on the MB

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January 11, 2011 at 07:52:45
I put my PC into standby

Ok, this is a problem right here. Standby mode is notorious for not working properly. I highly recommend you set Standby to "Never" (don't bother with "hibernation mode" either it was made for laptops and also never works right with PC's) and use the Power Options in control panel to set your PC up to:

Turn off monitor (I use 5 minutes)
Turn off Hard disks (I set this to 4 hour)

I set the "Turn off hard disks" to 4 hours because it would cause my PC to lock up while I was gaming (both online, and locally on my PC) when the hard disk had sat idle long enough to power down. The PC would lock when the game went to access the disk and it had to power up. I set it to 4 hours and problem solved.

Try that and see if things don't improve for you.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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