Quote: Originally Posted by dudugu
Do you mean taking out the battery? I haven't yet. Anyway, it is not that the NIC is not there it's just that windows 7 seems to have some problems with it. Any ideas how to test it in order to rule out a hardware problem?
There is a button or a three pin connector with a plastic change over on your board for this. You can look up the procedure but it's mostly common sense. It's really easy to find pictures of this procedure and you can also look up the exact location of the cmos button on your board fairly easily.
Removing the battery will also work but no matter how you do it you will need to reset the bios time and other important settings must be returned to how they were.
I'v seen this fix your type of problem on many occasion.