Hi guys - A while back my workstation started doing something rather strange. Specs as follows according to Everest, if it helps. OS is XP Pro SP2 MB is Acer E91M with a P4 3.2ghz 540J At first login the PC would tell me I had a network error - the message varied between "Limited or No Connectivity" to "Network cable unplugged". After a random amount of time a connection would suddenly be established. (Random as in the shortest time I had to wait was around 60 seconds and the longest 2 hours) Restarting didn't solve the problem. Once the connection was re-established it wouldn't drop at all even if I did a cold boot. The problem was only at 1st login. My first guess was that the on-board adapter was damaged, so disabled it and replaced with a seperate NIC but with no luck. Also tried different network points and cables. Today for the first time it started dropping connection at random during the course of the day as well. Has anybody had similar experiences? I'm starting to think it's a software issue and not hardware but before I start doing a full re-installation I thought I'd pick some brains. thanks for any help you can provide!