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New Laptop, Now having Problems with old Desktop

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Okay, so I just got a new laptop and everything was great. I unplugged my desktop and plugged my new laptop up to our Network and it connects fine and the internet works fine (I'm on it now). I also switched back to my desktop a little just to put some files and stuff on disk so I could transfer it to my laptop. Then I went and bought a new network cable that is longer so it will reach a little farther away from my router. It seems to work fine with my laptop, but the problem I have is that when I try to plug my old computer back up to the network it gives me a "Network Cable Unplugged Message" and even when it's plugged in. This happens with the new cable and with the old cable. I'm wondering if it's my ethernet card on my desktop. It just seems like a strange time for it to crap out on me.

Anybody know what might cause this? I'm not too familiar with networks.

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Hi Mark,

On the desktop, please do the following commands: (whilst connected via one of the cables)

Open up Command Prompt (Start, Run, type CMD) and type: PING LOCALHOST - please post the results.

Goto Start, Run, type CMD, press 'OK' and then type: IPCONFIG /ALL - please post the results here by right-clicking on the Command Prompt window, selecting 'Select All', pressing Ctrl+C, and then posting on this forum.

Test your Network
1. Goto Start, Run, type: NETSH DIAG GUI - press 'OK'. A Command Prompt window will open temporarily; don't touch it, it will disappear in a moment.
2. A Microsoft Help and Support window will then open; select the option 'Scan your system'.
3. Wait for the scan to finish and then scroll down to the heading 'Modems and Network Adapters'. Look at 'Network Adapters' (don't expand it yet). Beside your connection information, you should see a green 'PASSED'; if you do not (if you see a red 'FAILED') then expand 'Network Adapters', scroll down the list until you see the heading with the 'FAILED', expand that option and copy and paste the results here.
In the NETSH DIAG GUI, you should be looking for any red 'FAILED', however the key one is Network Adapters for you. If you see any other red FAILED, expand the component and copy the results.

Thank you,
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