Nonplussed ... I have a Windows XP computer that constantly says 'Network Cable Unplugged'. Occasionally it tries to connect (and there are flashes of activity on the router) but then fails. It was working fine until recently.
I have checked the following:
* The cable is fine (I have tried replacing it with a cable that works fine on another PC),
* the device manager reports the adapter as working properly and I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers
* I tried disabling mobo network interface and installing a new network card (one I know works) - it installed fine with drivers etc. but gave the same error "cable unplugged"
* I have moved the cables around the router including to a port that works on another computer
Now I'm stuck - I have looked at the MS KB article http://support.micro....com/kb/910389/en-us
and none of the troubleshooting steps offer a working solution.
Anyone got any ideas where to go next?
I assume something in Windows XP networking must have got corrupted. Anyone have an idea how to remove and reinstall the networking stuff without a full reinstall of Windows (or having to go through activation again)?