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Jeff Guebert Jul 12, 2006, 12:38am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
Yeah, I pulled a spare hard drive (I actually had the Vista Beta on it but just never used it) and did a test fresh install to see the results, and of course it worked just fine. So, I moved all my important stuff over to another hard drive and just formatted/reinstalled XP. Wasn't my top option either, but when a 17 step KB article doesn't fix your problem, you know your choices are limited, lol.

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guru Shane Jul 12, 2006, 01:28am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
That's what I was thinking. After trying all that, reinstalling starts looking better and better. I feel your pain, though. I had to RMA my Raptors, so I'll be starting over from scratch here in a few days. I'll probably install Linux this time, just to gain something from starting all over.

Dan B Jul 26, 2006, 01:35am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
Just encountered the exact same issue. Tried all the same suggestions listed. I think Microsoft has really screwed us on this one. I spotted a comment from them saying it requires a Hotfix from them. Of cours they are only open the hours when I work.

Like the others, my internet connection works fine but the network connections window is completely empty.

Microsoft admits this to be their problem.

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Dan B Jul 26, 2006, 02:10am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
Ok, you may choose not to believe this but I am 99.9% sure I have solved this. I ran across a post where a guy had this same problem and asked in vain if Final Fantasy XI could have caused the problem. I say yes it did.

http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.netw...8814c35b83

I just picked up that piece of @#$%&! game this past Saturday tried it, hated it, uninstalled it and started seeing the problem with my network connections window.
It even blew away my static IP address and made it DHCP.Luckily I had a restore point just prior to installing the game and it's horrid "playonline" interface. After restore, all is back to normal.

I suppose there are other games/software that could cause this to happen, but in my case it's too much of a coincidence and very obvious it was the culprit.

I apologize for slamming Microsoft in my previous post (actually not really ;)) they should have enough robustness to prevent such a thing. I do however praise the restore point system, that is their only saving grace.

ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
OCZ 2x 1G 2-3-2-5 mem
Nvidia GTX 260 Core216
Silverstone Strider ST60F 600w ps
Thermaltake Circle Full Tower

guru Shane Jul 26, 2006, 02:15am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
I apologize for slamming Microsoft in my previous post (actually not really ) they should have enough robustness to prevent such a thing.


lol Don't blame Microsoft for Sony's programmers. I suggest sending an e-mail to several Microsoft people and perhaps even post this on one of their forums as a possible cause. If they don't know what's causing it, how can they fix it? If this is indeed the cause, you should let them know.

Dan B Jul 26, 2006, 01:47pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Difficult Network Conections missing nic problem
Done. However, I don't think PlayOnline is associated with Sony. It's the frontend connection manager associated with Final Fantasy XI. Both have been stripped from my PC, never to return!

ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
OCZ 2x 1G 2-3-2-5 mem
Nvidia GTX 260 Core216
Silverstone Strider ST60F 600w ps
Thermaltake Circle Full Tower


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