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Windows 7: Strange network problem

19 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional - 32 bit
Strange network problem

I just ran into a strange problem with accessing my office network with my laptop.

This laptop has been working fine for over a year and just started this strange behavior yesterday.

I can connect to the network fine both with cable and wireless. I am able to connect to the internet with both and all other computers on the network can see and access shared folders on the laptop.

However, the laptop cannot see any other computers on the network all of a sudden.

If it matters, the laptop is running Windows 7 Professional - 32 bit and the Server is running Server 2008. All other computers ion the network are also running Windows 7 - 32 bit.

Any suggestions?


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19 Apr 2011   #2


Hi Tim, had a similar problem on the other half's lappy yesterday evening. She noticed that it was "configuring updates" when she switched it on. Since then there was no connectivity available. Checked router and tried using good. Tonight I did a system restore to a point previous to yesterday. On completion all was back to normal so I'm putting it down to a duff update.
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19 Apr 2011   #3



You may also want to see if you can Troubleshoot Network and Internet settings
My System SpecsSystem Spec

19 Apr 2011   #4

win7 ultimate 64bit , win7 home premium 32bit

Had a similar problem with internet.tried everything
System restore before updates was only thing that fixed it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Apr 2011   #5


Looks like a duff update sometime yesterday as a load of people seem to be suffering similar faults.......
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20 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional - 32 bit

Neither the diagnostic wizard or the restore point worked.

The only restore point available was from 04/19/11 and I tried this but I believe the problem started on 04/17/11.

Any other suggestions appreciated!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Apr 2011   #7


You could try a "repair install" Repair Install which will preserve all your user settings.
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22 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional - 32 bit

I was able to solve my problem.

Interestingly enough, all I did was disable my active network connection and re-enable it. It immediately started working again and has survived several reboots.

Makes no sense to me...

I would have never tried this unless I saw the recommendation from a Google search.

Maybe this will help someone out in the future.
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