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Windows 7: Ethernet Cable not detected. Local Area Connection not visible.

10 Jun 2015   #21
DrewO

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Left, right, up, down and enter don't register for me on this screen :/


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10 Jun 2015   #22
MistUnleashed

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrewO View Post
Left, right, up, down and enter don't register for me on this screen :/
Is a LAN cable plugged in by the way? Must be plugged in or it won't work.
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10 Jun 2015   #23
DrewO

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It is plugged in, yes. This is kind of back to the root problem, that my PC isn't registering an ethernet cable.
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10 Jun 2015   #24
MistUnleashed

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrewO View Post
It is plugged in, yes.
I have a feeling that the power cut/surge may have fried the NIC on your motherboard .

SMARTLAN isn't picking it up, neither is windows, there's no lights... I think its dead.

Last thing you could try:

  1. Go to BIOS
  2. Set Onboard H/W LAN to DISABLED
  3. Load into windows
  4. Turn Off PC
  5. Go to BIOS
  6. Re-enable the LAN, then load into windows again
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10 Jun 2015   #25
DrewO

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well ... I tried it. Still no luck. I guess my denial that something's gone belly up can fade away now.
I suppose I should invest in a better surge protector. Haha.

Thank you very much, MistUnleashed for sticking with me through all this. Time to go buy some things. Lol.
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10 Jun 2015   #26
MistUnleashed

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrewO View Post
Well ... I tried it. Still no luck. I guess my denial that something's gone belly up can fade away now.
I suppose I should invest in a better surge protector. Haha.

Thank you very much, MistUnleashed for sticking with me through all this. Time to go buy some things. Lol.
It's alright, always happy to help!

I suggest not spending much on a PCI NIC, you simply don't need to.

Get something similar to this: TP-LINK TG-3269 32-bit Gigabit PCI Network Interface Card: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Should work fine, but make sure it fits your Motherboard!

Also if you get a PCI NIC then you HAVE TO disable the onboard LAN - even if its dead. Just disable it from the BIOS as I mentioned in my last post.

I hope you manage to get your internet up and running on the PC soon!

Good Luck!
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11 Jun 2015   #27
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Did you go into BIOS and check if Ethernet port is enabled in there? It shouldn't have been disabled but you never know.
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11 Jun 2015   #28
MistUnleashed

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Did you go into BIOS and check if Ethernet port is enabled in there? It shouldn't have been disabled but you never know.
When he went into the BIOS, the Onboard H/W LAN was already enabled, this is what has helped me conclude that the actual port is dead. We've tried disabling and re-enabling it but it still doesn't power up. Do you know of any other way to check?
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11 Jun 2015   #29
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Nope, sorry. But you can try to load optimized defaults/CMOS reset.
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12 Jun 2015   #30
tonywilliam

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can Uninstall the network adapter in Device Manager and restart Windows.
Alternatively or additionally, find a new driver for the network adapter (probably part of a multi function chipset) at Gigabyte site.
Also see if there's a newer BIOS for your motherboard. if you need more help: Q | How to Fix Dll Errors? fix your problem by following this. Thank you
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