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Windows 7: "ipconfig" Suddenly Stops Showing Adapters

08 Feb 2010   #1
SnackBoxAcid

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
"ipconfig" Suddenly Stops Showing Adapters

Hi all,

Tonite, I went to install a new PCI-E Firewire card into my desktop running Windows 7 Ultimate X64 and I had to install the most recent critical updates before shutting down.

Foolishly, I did not boot up after the updates, to verify my OS's integrity..I just installed the card and booted up. The card installed just fine, but now I have no network config. Odd, eh?

While troubleshooting, I changed slots and eventually removed the card. I also performed a system restore to a point prior to this evening. Still, I can not see my adapters from ipconfig. I can, however, see the adapters in the Control Panel, and I see they still have their configs.

I removed and reinstalled the adapters to no avail. I installed a wireless adapter, and even was able to see my router, and authenticate and establish a connection, but nothing in ipconfig.

It looks like my stack is hosed...any idea what I can do next? Can one reinstall "Networking" on a Windows 7 host? I hesitate booting off the emergency CD and doing anything drastic if there is a more simple solution I can consider.

Thanks all.


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09 Feb 2010   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Is it listed in Network Connections? If it's disabled there it might not show up in ipconfig.
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09 Feb 2010   #3
SnackBoxAcid

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Just to follow up: My firewall, "ESET's Smart Security", had a corrupted database. It required a re-install and all is well.
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09 Feb 2010   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Cool.
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09 Feb 2010   #5
SnackBoxAcid

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Is it listed in Network Connections? If it's disabled there it might not show up in ipconfig.
Thanks, it was showing up in there just fine. This drove me crazy till I checked my firewall and saw it was hosed. Argh.
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