Hi, after 3 years faultless service, my network card has developed an erratic fault. Sometimes it will work for a while before my laptop locks up, often resulting in the blue system error screen. At other times the card will not work at all from boot up - device manager finds the card but says it isn't working properly. I have tried updating the driver, removing the device & re-installing it but to no avail. I haven't installed any new software recently, and virus / malware scans are clean. The network troubleshooting wizard in XP doesn't resolve the problem either. Thanks for any suggestions
Thanks for the suggestion. The connectors look ok but I am sure you are right that this is some form of hardware fault. A loose connection would explain everything. Anyway network cards are so cheap now that I have cut my losses and got a USB card. I don't know if that counts as resolving the problem but I'm happy!
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