Ok i had a couple bad computer virus's in my pc(im using my laptop now to make this post) and i reformated my hard drive with my widows xp disk. when everything was done for some weird reason i could not go online. my computer was telling me there was no netword device. wich was weird cause before i formated harddrive i was online. So i tried to install a driver for it, nothing changed. so i deiced to try to do a nother reformat but wiht my windows vista disk this time instead, but after when i go threw the install and the computer reboots i just get a black screen and i can see the mouse pointer on the screen. so i decieded to throw in a differnt hard drive to see maybe it was screwed up. same thing happend... so now i have no clue what to do?
i also thought maybe it could have been my router but im online now talk to you guys with my laptop using the same rj45 cable that i had hooked up to my pc.
oh and also when i put the rj45 cable into the slot on my pc the light turns on ....so i dont belive it screwed up..and i have 2 slots to put in a rj45 cable and same thing happens in both of them