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LAN Network Cable Unplugged Error


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sloth88

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We have a Gateway 4100 running WIN XP connecting to the LAN via cat5 cable and a minihub. It just started not connecting to the network. I've checked the cable and hub and both are fine. In device manager the NIC said it wasn't working properly. I uninstalled, reinstalled it, and uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers. Now device mgr. says the NIC is fine, but every 2-3 seconds an error message appears in the system tray: "LAN:A Network Cable is Unplugged". It will go away and the LAN icon will look normal and say it is enabled, but it jumps right back to the error message. Any idea what's going on?
Also, I did a system restore to a good configuration, but no luck.
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98springer

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"I've checked the cable and hub and both are fine."

Did you swap them out?
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Just because they show up in DM does not mean they are working fine.

I would be willing to bet you have a faulty NIC.

If it is an on-board NIC there isn't much you can do other than install a second NIC. If it is a expansion slot NIC then do the same, swap it out and see if you get the same errors.
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