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Network adapters are "Unknown Devices"


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jovertree

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All the network adapters are marked as "Unknown Device" types in Device Manager. Also, all the connections, except dial-up are missing. The network continues to work normally, however. The only solution that eMachines tech support can give is to reformat the hard drive and reinstall everything new. I have done that three times in the last month, only to have the problem recur 3 or 4 days later. I have run Microsoft AntiSpyware and Norton AntiVirus, with no hits. The event log does not show an error relating to this problem. The network wizard says that no NICs are installed.
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If this is not causing a problem don't "fix it".

If you want to tempt fate, go into device mangager and delete all devices. Restart the computer and reinstall using plug and play. Good luck.
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Tried that to no avail...I'm worried that this is a symptom of something more serious.
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It sounds like everything is working, but if you think there is a problem, please send a HJT result for one of the experts to evaluate.
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