Freezing with the network cable

Clon pc / ANY
January 13, 2009 at 17:51:25
Specs: Windows XP, AMD , 768MB
My computer FREEZES after I connect the network cable to the NIC, actually I'm in a DOMAIN, so I can't use all the resources : FILES, PRINTERS, PC works fine without the UTP, but WE DO NEED to be in the domain.
Might the NIC be bad?, I have been connected and working good the last night and the next day I could not anymore.

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January 13, 2009 at 18:11:38
I won't even ask why you are messing with the cable or why if in a domain you aren't utilizing technical support.

Keep the cable in. From a cold start boot up. Wait. Once in review the event viewer log entries for clues.

If you never get in try via safe mode.

Report back your results.

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January 13, 2009 at 18:29:59
Check the Device Manager for errors, especially with the NIC.

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January 14, 2009 at 08:38:16
What exactly do you mean by "Freezes?" Many people use that term when the OS is actually just completing the boot process.

To echo above: why haven't you contacted your DA or IT people?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown

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February 7, 2009 at 09:28:17
I have the same problem. If I plug the network cable in from my adsl modem and turn the pc on it only gets to the log on screen and the ibeam cursor flashes a couple of times in the password area and the computer completely locks up (no mouse/keyboard no ctl/alt/del).
If I leave the network cable unplugged from my pc or from the adsl modem I can start up go to my desktop and do anything I want for as long as I want (even ran my logon for internet just to check that).
Anywhere from immediately to a minute after I plug both ends of the cat5 in the pc locks up again and needs to be shut down.
Must be something screwy with adsl box or nic.
I will try another cable or try a router to see which is the culprit.
Weird though.


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February 7, 2009 at 09:40:15

You need to start your own thread here.

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