Through the magic of Google, I was led to this two year old post and read through it. I am having the same exact problem, except that the diagnosis, which is a faulty NIC, may be incorrect because the computer is brand new. When I first recieved the computer, I installed the drivers and the internet worked completely fine. I began to get some display errors and decided to reformat. After that, I have been getting the error ever since. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks again!