My friends computer has a strange issue, it had not been on for 2 weeks, and was working fine. Yesterday it was turned on and the onboard NIC was no longer working or showing up. Tried switching to the 2nd onboard NIC that still had the light on, that one also did not work or show up in windows. The I proceeded to go through 4 different PCI NICs in different PCI slots. They all showed up in windows, installed drivers, although the lights never came on in the cards and showed as disconnected in windows. Tried several different known working cables, along with bringing it back to my place to see if it was the cable modem. Nothing has seemed to work, I could def use some advice on what the problem may be...because I am pretty well baffled by the behavior. Computer seems to be working fine besides this bizzare networking issue. Anyone with an idea, feel free to post away with some advice.
Abit BP6 2X 300A@450 mhz, 1.5 GB PC133 ECC, Renditon Verite V2200, SB AWE32, Adaptec 2940U2W, 4.3GB Quantum Atlas 10K, Plextor Ultraplex