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  • I have this problem with a couple computers at work.  Here is the issue:

    Computer will not display network icon in the system tray.  When trying to access anything internet related, nothing works.  IE Page not found errors, etc.  When I go to Control Panel > Network Connections, my computer will hang and I have to close control panel from task manager to continue.   My computer will also freeze/hang when I try to use some other application that requires internet connection.

    Restarting usually doesn't help.  The only way I've been able to fix it is by turning it off for some time, and turning it back on later.  But even this doesn't work 50% of the time.  Restarting over and over again does nothing; the computer still acts the same, no network icon / freezing when accessing network resources.  Once it does decide to work however, the computer has internet/network connectivity, and no problems until it is shut off again.

    I've tried all the drivers out there for my network adapter, and reformatted 3 times so it's not a virus/spyware.  The current computer I'm having an issue with is a day old with no applications other than Windows Update, Microsoft Office, Java, Flash, and Adobe reader installed.  They are all Dell computers, some are Vostro desktops, while some are older Inspiron's.  All computers with issues are running Windows XP SP3.
    Tuesday, July 3, 2012 2:28 PM

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