Internet not working

By chad1234
Nov 26, 2008
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  1. My computer recently ran into a hard-drive problem and was not being used for a while. I ran chkdsk and it fixed the problem, put SP3 on it and all of a sudden it wouldn't connect to the internet. I think it may have something to do with a "1394 net" or something along the lines of that. From what I understand, 1394 is firewire, and I have firewire ports, but nothing in them. In my device manager, I see two things that I'm not sure about. Texas Instruments OHCI compliant IEEE 1394 host controller, and this "1394 net". When I disable the texas instruments device, the net device disappears off the device manager and my computer makes the sound it makes when you unplug something from usb. Also, in my network connections there's a connection that's also 1394.
    If anyone could help, that would be great.

    cheers, chad
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,336   +293

    yes IEEE 1394 are firewire devices and you can disable ALL such if you have none :)
    use the Device Mgr and just disable.

    While there, under the same Network Adapters there should be another device for
    your WiFi or wired NIC AND not be flagged Yellow or Red. What do you see?
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