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Ethernet cable not being detected [SOLVED]


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Doodleface

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So, recently I had a nasty bug called 'worm.win32.netsky' which came along with other sorts of viruses.
After getting rid of the initial viruses, and then NetSky, my computer would not let me log into Windows. It would simply log-in, flash my desktop, and then log me back out. I simply re-installed my XP and everything looked to be fine. Except my entire hard drive has been wiped clean, and my internet would not work!
I'm not too concerned about the hard drive files, since everything that was REALLY important I had backed up.

My internet is the main problem though, the ethernet cable lights up when it's put in my computer but nothing is detected. I think it might be a driver problem but I can't download any of my drivers because they are all on the internet.


Sorry if I am unclear, thanks.

Edited by Doodleface, 20 January 2010 - 10:55 AM.

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:) Doodleface

Brand name system or custom build?
If brand then what make and model
Custom build what motherboard make and model
Desktop or laptop
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Custom build
MoBo: Asus P5QL-EM
Desktop.
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Asus Drivers Download
Open drop down menu and chose your Os then click Search
A new window will open with all the drivers for your system
What you need is the Lan driver to get the ethernet working.
Since you don't have any of the drivers download them all and burn them to a cd for future reference. .

Edited by rshaffer61, 19 January 2010 - 07:45 AM.

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Thank you! I'm back online, but Firefox seems to be running slowly (It might be just because the scroll bar is lagging)

Also, my audio isn't working at all. Can I assume I need drivers for this too?
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check your device manager for any yellow ! or ? marks ...
to check... Click on Start and then Run...Type in devmgmt.msc and then press Enter
you will need to install drivers for anything that have a yellow ! or ? marks
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Thanks again.

I gotta say, this is the single most useful computer forum I've ever been to. You guys are all awesome!
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your welcome...and thanks for letting us know... :)
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I will echo Happyrock's statement and say you are very welcome.
Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for assistance and please let us know how everything works out. If you have any further questions please ask.
Please enjoy the other forums and i hope you visit us and are able to learn a few more tips while you are here.
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