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Windows 7: Windows contradicting itself.

10 May 2011   #1
xLol

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Windows contradicting itself.

So i turned on my computer today and was greeted by a big red X.The troubleshooter said "LOL NO ETHERNET CABLE", which isn't true as both the router and modem had a green light on them. I used the device manager to disable and enable the network adapter and it gave me a code 10.I then uninstall the network adapter in the device manager and clicked the "Scan for hardware changes" button. After that my internet worked but there's still a X on the icon.
This is what happened after a restart.


As you can see windows says there's no internet but it's working perfectly.


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10 May 2011   #2
hjonesMCT

Win7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 R2
 
 

gotta love them Winduhs.

Do you have any other network connections configured? Any other Ethernet cables attached? I'm curious... I've never seen that before.
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10 May 2011   #3
xLol

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Nope.
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10 May 2011   #4
hjonesMCT

Win7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 R2
 
 

LOL

did you try running Windows Network Troubleshooting? See what it has to say?
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10 May 2011   #5
xLol

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I don't even...
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10 May 2011   #6
xLol

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Also before this there was random ethernet fails like in this thread.
"Ethernet" Connection Drop
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10 May 2011   #7
hjonesMCT

Win7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 R2
 
 

Hmm. I bet they're related. Something isn't right with the connection, and the network icon is stuck that way. I would bet the icon will revert to normal after your network regains stability; it's probably network issues. It may also be a bad network cable. Have you examined it? If it's damaged it may give you what Microsoft likes to call "unexpected results"
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10 May 2011   #8
xLol

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Tried 3 different cables, same result.
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10 May 2011   #9
xLol

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Oh wow it fixed itself when i was playing a game lol.
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10 May 2011   #10
SonicAngel

Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Disconnecting the power cable and waiting like a min before reconnecting will usually solve issues like this. It's static electricity and it disrupts what the components are reporting.
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