Computer restarts when cat5 cable is plugged into network card

By meclamar
Jan 8, 2006
  1. I was having network connectivity issues earlier tonight so I decided to disable my network card and re-enable it (I'm using xp home). So, I go ahead with this plan but when I re-enable the connection my computer decides to restart itself.
    I have noticed the computer restarts itself ONLY when accessing the network card. If the computer is not connected to the network, it stays running like it should. As soon as I plug the cable in the computer reboots itself. I also tried uninstalling and reinstalling the card in windows but as soon as the card starts to be installed again the computer reboots. I thought maybe the network card was bad, tried another one and the same thing is happening.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas?
  2. humaninput

    humaninput TS Rookie

    same problem from spyware ULTIMATE CLEANER

    I have the same problem .. Have just restored a computer from
    the ultimate cleaner malware and now everything works fine
    except when I plug in the network and then the computer restarts
    H e l p
  3. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 293

    Start by turning automatic restart off (System Properties - Advanced).
    Then your PC should BSOD rather than restart. Google the BSOD error.

    But by the sounds of your problem I'd start by upgrading the NIC drivers.
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