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February 13, 2009 7:24:08 PM

In the 'Network Connections" on my PC (Windows XP) it is not showing my Network connection. I can still connect to the internet with it but it is not there. Anyway to get it to be there?
February 13, 2009 7:44:15 PM

Were you able to check under control panel? are you on DSL/Cable ro Dial -UP?
February 13, 2009 7:47:07 PM

If i plug in another NIC it will show up just not the one on the motherboard
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February 13, 2009 8:03:12 PM

Kindly try this to verify network settings and services, follow these steps:

Verify that the correct network adapter is selected. A network adapter is a device that enables you to connect a computer to a network. It is also known as a network interface card (NIC).

Right-click My Computer, click Properties, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.

Double-click Network adapters, and then verify that the correct network adapter name is selected. If you do not know the name of your network adapter, don't worry. For now, just make sure that an adapter is selected.

Double-click the network adapter, and then verify that the "This device is working properly" message appears in the Device status box on the General tab. If you do not see this message, click Troubleshoot, and follow the directions.
After you confirm that the correct network adapter is selected and is working properly, you can close all the open dialog boxes.

Verify that the necessary services are started. The Services settings simply direct the system to stop, start, and administer system services.
Right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
Double-click Services and Applications, and then click Services.

In the right pane, look at the Status column. You may need to expand the box so that you can see all the columns. Make sure that the following services are started:
Remote procedure call (RPC)

(This service must be started before other services can take effect.).
Network Connections
(This service can only start if the RPC service is active.)
Plug and Play
COM+ Event System
(This service can only start if the RPC service is active.)
Remote Access Connection Manager
(This service can only start if Telephony service is active.)
Telephony
(This service can only start if the RPC service and the PnP Service are active.)
To start a service, right-click the service name, and then click Start.
Do not close the Computer Management box because you will need to check additional settings in the remaining steps.

Verify the logon setting.
In the right pane, double-click COM+ Event System service.
Click the Log On tab.
Under Log on as, verify that the Local System account is selected.

Verify the desktop interaction setting.
Double-click the Network Connections service.
Click the Log On tab.
Under Log on as, verify that the Local System Account option is selected.
Verify that the Allow service to interact with desktop check box is selected, and then click OK.

Close the Computer Management box.
Verify the network services setting.
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
Scroll down and then click Networking Services, and then click Details. Verify that Simple TCP/IP Services is turned on, and then click OK.
Close all the open dialog boxes.

Verify that the network DLL files are registered correctly. DLL files are small files that include a library of functions and data that can be shared across multiple applications.

Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Run box, type cmd.exe, and then click OK.
Type the following lines. Press ENTER after you type each line. This command text is difficult to type. Be sure that you type it exactly as it appears below. Or you may find it easier to copy and paste the text instead. Click OK when the RegSvr32 dialog box appears for each command.

regsvr32 netshell.dll
regsvr32 netcfgx.dll
regsvr32 netman.dll

Restart the computer. Check to see whether your networking icons appear. If this method worked for you.
September 24, 2012 2:10:27 PM

Ironhide, I have the same problem and I have run through all the detailed steps u have listed above except the one below. I dont have the original xp cd since my dell had xp preloaded, so how do i enable Simple TCP/IP Services withou the xp cd?

Thanks Salman

Verify the network services setting.
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
Scroll down and then click Networking Services, and then click Details. Verify that Simple TCP/IP Services is turned on, and then click OK.
Close all the open dialog boxes.

November 10, 2012 6:49:19 PM



lo iron hide. just say your beautiful :bounce:  . i did not finish your instructions as i do not have my xp's cd disc and it could not find .dll/files missing. however my network connections are all showing and working 100%.
many thanks :pt1cable:  :lol: 
February 3, 2013 9:58:05 AM

ironhide..... you are a genius.. For a few minutes I thought my wlan is dead and then I came across this page...
You are the dude :) 

Thanks a lot...
Bijoy Prakash
August 17, 2013 10:52:40 PM

Oh no D:! I used your method to try to get my laptop working but i didn't see it was for windows xp i'm on windows 7 i'm now getting a "the dependency service or group failed to start" please help and tell me what to do
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