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My PC hangs and later reboots when ethernet cable is plugged


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Matheka Jnr

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Hello every one,

When the Ethernet cable is not plugged in, the PC runs well but when i plug it in, The desktop is frozen and the system reboots after some minutes. I thought of reinstalling the OS but i think that is not the solution. Anybody with a solution?
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Ztruker

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Boot to Safe Mode (press F8 at boot). Open Device Manager, expand Network Adapters then right click on your network adapter and select Uninstall. Reboot and XP will rediscover the network adapter and reload the drivers. This often fixes weird problems like this.
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Matheka Jnr

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I even got a new Ethernet card and still the problem persists. Could it be an OS issue since the machine is running on W-Xp?
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Did you try uninstalling from Device Manager as I suggested?
It's possible a corrupted Winsock is the culprit. Try this, see if it helps.

Winsock XP Fix
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