Windows 7 says no network cable connected

March 3, 2010 at 14:54:57
Specs: Windows 7
I have Windows 7 Ultimate and everything was OK. Recently however I get a red cross through the network icon indicating the cable is not connected even though it is and I have full internet access. If I uninstall the network card and reboot, Windows finds the network card and installs it and it all works fine until I shut down and start up again then I get the red cross going through the icon again. If I boot into Vista the problem does not exist. This is just an annoying problem more then anything as the adaptor is working and I have internet access. I have downloaded the Windows 7 driver from the Gigabyte web site but Windows 7 says the best driver is already installed. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks.

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March 4, 2010 at 04:14:35
If you have connectivity, are you sure it's the LAN connection that is showing the Red X? You could just configure the system tray icon to not show.


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March 9, 2010 at 11:07:20
Yes it is the Lan Icon which has the red cross going through it, its the one with the monitor with a plug next to it and when I place the cursor over it I get a tool tip box saying Internet access. Basically its working even though its saying there is no lead connected. Like I said if I uninstall the adaptor under network adaptors in Device Manager then reboot Windows will install the adaptor again and it is fine untill I shut the pc down. The next time I boot up it will have the red cross going through it again. Yes I could configure it not to show in the system tray but that is not realy fixing the problem, just hiding it but thanks anyway.

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