Ok, I've read the previous posts, none seem to have the answer I need or have the same situations to my problem.
It happened like this.. I own an internet cafe.
got several systems.
5 of which are identical. 1 of these 5 upon start up, give me the network cable unplugged error and wont connect to net no matter what I do.
the only solution i've found is to turn it off, unplug it, take out the battery from motherboard, then replace it all and restart pc.
set time and date etc in bios, save and exit and everything is fine ..
This used to be all to the problem. Until recently, it starts to display same error at any given time it's on.
All the systems were fine, all up to date with windows updates.
I ran spybot on this particular system one evening and it found two really bad files.
These files over ride windows firewall and antivirus.
It was after spybot cleared these files that i started to get the ''unplugged'' error.
so, the error seemed to dissapear for a few weeks, but now it just wont go away.
now have private firewall and anti V progs running, including spybot, registry mechanic and a-squared.
All is clean and working fine according to all these programmes.
So, why do I have to remove battery to clear bios so i dont get this unplugged error?
Is there something i'm completely missing.
All equipment is new, all cables and routers and modems are new and tried and tested.
Just seems so odd as to why this happens.