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Windows 7: Ethernet connects/unconnects after password recovery

31 Jul 2013   #1
bummerman

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Ethernet connects/unconnects after password recovery

Hello

Earlier today I managed to forget my computer password after I decided to change every password i had (slightly embarrassed)

I started searching the web and found some password recovery tools:

- The first one I tried is called PCUnlocker (did not work)
- The second one I tried is called OphCrack (did not work either)
- The third one actually worked and is called Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

After the tool removed my password I rebooted the computer and thought that everything would be OK. I was wrong:

When I came into the desktop I noticed my internet icon in the bottom right corner was changing from the "red x" to the "blue identifying" icon and back to the "red x" again. And this continuously happens.

What I've done to try and fix it:
- Rebooted the computer
- Restarted the router and modem
- Changing ethernetcable

WHAT HAPPEND? Thanks for answering


Edit:
I have a Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller network card, if it makes any difference to my problem.

I've now tried to reinstall the Realtek drivers without any luck.

There's a guy who has a similar problem (http://www.techspot.com/community/to...ecting.170422/) however; his solutions don't work because I can't find PHY listed in properties, only WOL & Shutdown Link Speed


Ninjaedit:
I can't even believe this, but after googling for numerous hours now i found a solution too easy to be true, but it actually worked: http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-1...gged-but-isn-t

1.) Shut dowm your PC.
2.) Unplug the power cord.
3.) If you have a laptop, remove the battery as well.
4.) Walk away from the problem for at least 30 minutes.
5.) When you return, reconnect battery and power cord.
5.) Start as usual.
6.) If this solves the problem, take 20 minutes and post this to all of those message boards that you didn't find the solution to.


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31 Jul 2013   #2
tomerello

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Check your status led on your network card.
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31 Jul 2013   #3
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Where did you download the programs ?
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31 Jul 2013   #4
bummerman

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tomerello View Post
Check your status led on your network card.
How do I do that? Tried google but....

Do I need to physically open the computer and look at my network card?
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31 Jul 2013   #5
bummerman

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Where did you download the programs ?
1st: http://www.top-password.com/reset-windows-password.html
2nd: Ophcrack
3rd: About.com: http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html
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01 Aug 2013   #6
bummerman

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

anyone else? im really desperate...
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01 Aug 2013   #7
tomerello

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

You can find your status led next to your ethernet cable you know the orange and the green led. Just check so there is som light.
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01 Aug 2013   #8
bummerman

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tomerello View Post
You can find your status led next to your ethernet cable you know the orange and the green led. Just check so there is som light.
Oh, first it blinks orange once, then green two/three times, then nothing.
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01 Aug 2013   #9
bummerman

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Should i try to reinstall the network drivers?
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01 Aug 2013   #10
tomerello

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Ok, that happens because your NIC doesn't have connection (link) with your switch/router (end device).
Yes try to reinstall your drivers for your NIC.
You can also try to make connection by soft pressing the Ethernet cable to the side with pins/connectors.
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