Network Cable Unplugged- Vista

  wes173 08:26 29 Dec 07
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I had this problem today and have fixed it. I am running Vista Home Basic on a, literally, a brand new desktop pc system. Everything was working fine when I set the system up, but today after being away for a few days I had the "Network Cable Unplugged" error. I had changed the ethernet cables, tested the same cables with my laptop and used a different router but nothing seemed to work.
After seeing on a different message board somewhere, I unplugged the desktop system and all components AT THE POWER POINT (of course I had restarted and shut down many times without any luck). After leaving it for 10-15 minutes I turned everything on and bingo everything is right again. I dont understand why it worked but it did.
Hopefully this is helpful to someone else.

  STREETWORK 17:47 29 Dec 07

Its not really unplugged, just windows does not know of a better way to describe the fact that the router cannot be found. This could be a software problem so reinstall the router drivers and software. If the router has a reset switch, use it otherwise unplug it and replug after 30secs...

  wes173 18:58 29 Dec 07

i agree that the problem is windows cannot figure out the best way to describe the fact it cannot find the adsl modem (no router in this case, just a modem). however, i had reinstalled the modem and network card drivers without any luck. so these software problems were not the reason for the error

  wes173 19:00 29 Dec 07

oh, i had also unplugged the modem from the power board without any luck. so this wasn't the problem either.

  STREETWORK 22:01 29 Dec 07

Looks like the router will not reset then, is it under warentee or provided by ISP, ask them to change it...

  wes173 22:20 29 Dec 07

there was no router, only an adsl modem. and the modem worked perfectly fine with the laptop. so i dont think there is a problem with the modem.

however to make sure the modem wasnt the problem, i did borrow my sisters router which is a router/modem. this worked fine with the laptop but not the pc which seems to confirm that the adsl modem was not the problem.

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