Network Connections Blank

December 31, 2008 at 09:50:08
Specs: Windows XP Media Center 2, Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM
My computer had gotten a virus, and because I had been meaning to reformat soon anyway, I just went ahead and reformatted. However, a lot of problems came up (I'll be posting in other places too), one of which being that my Network Connections is completely blank. When I try to create a Local Area Network nothing happens. I have a built in ethernet port, so the CD that came with my motherboard has an updated driver for it, which I installed. That didn't work, so I tried to uninstall the drive and then reinstall the drive, and then install the drivers, that also didn't work.

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December 31, 2008 at 10:22:56
If you go into device manager, does your Ethernet adapter show up as installed?

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December 31, 2008 at 12:21:00
Yes, no errors found with it either.

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December 31, 2008 at 17:24:00
You have to install all the drivers for your motherboard, not just the Ethernet controllers.

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January 1, 2009 at 06:59:04
If your Network Connections is completely empty, you mostly can solve this by doing the following:

Click at start / run
type in CMD and click ok
run the following 3 commands:
regsvr32 netman.dll
regsvr32 netcfgx.dll
regsvr32 netshell.dll

This should solve that problem.
After that, you should be able to check your network settings.

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