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Windows 7 error Network Cable Unplugged

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April 11, 2011 1:25:51 AM

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1
RealtekPCIe GBE Family Controller

With no apparent change in software or configuration, I am getting the 'Network cable unplugged' error. The cable connects another PC just fine so both the cable and router are OK.

Any ideas?
April 11, 2011 12:30:30 PM

haydenrj said:
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1
RealtekPCIe GBE Family Controller

With no apparent change in software or configuration, I am getting the 'Network cable unplugged' error. The cable connects another PC just fine so both the cable and router are OK.

Any ideas?


Have you tried to restart the computer. I know it's obvious . but if you have not .. it's hard to go further .. I have seen this happen to some computers .. and then after restart .. it works fin again.
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April 11, 2011 9:31:43 PM

Yes, there have been restarts and the problem remains.

The Windows troubleshooter has no ideas to offer other than the cable being unplugged.
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April 12, 2011 4:04:49 PM

If the same cable works in another PC, on the same port in the router, and Windows sees the network card, could be a bad pin or something loose in the connection.

New network card is like $15, cheap way to fix things.
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April 15, 2011 9:51:28 PM

I'll try adding a new card. the current NIC is part of the motherboard, but hopefully disabling the non-functioning connection it will be smooth sailing. :-)
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