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Windows 7: There might be a problem with the driver for the Local Area Connection

14 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
There might be a problem with the driver for the Local Area Connection

I recently installed Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 on my computer and am now having a problem with my internet connectivity. When I run the Windows 7 Troubleshooter I get the message that says that 'There might be a problem with the driver for the Local Area Connection Adapter'. I have attempted many things to fix this.

I have uninstalled the drivers for the Network Adapter and that didn't fix it

I have run sfc/scannow and that didnt fix it

I tried ipconfig /dnsflush that didnt work

I cannot use ipconfig /renew and /release because it is not connected to the internet.

System restore will not work because there are no restore points.

I uninstalled Kaspersky and disabled Windows firewall hoping it might be a firewall issue. I also used their uninstaller that was recommended on Kaspersky's site.

I installed a USB wireless network adapter which changed the message from 'Local Area Connection Adapter to 'Wireless Area Connection adapter'.

Please help, I do not want to reinstall windows. If anyone has any advice that can help please let me know.

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14 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

You said you uninstalled the drivers for your NIC, did you reinstall them, preferably the latest version of them ?? That should trigger a refresh of your IP stack in the event it's glitched.
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