I am not sure how long this problem has been going on, but when I went to check my network connections, everything was gone, for the modem, LAN, and the 1394. All the devices are installed according to the device manager, but when I try to start a home network as well, it says it cannot locate the devices. The internet is working fine, although I do notice I don't even get the "A network cable has been unplugged" notification anymore. I also think the problem keeps disconnecting me from AIM. Even if I use different clients like trillian or gaim it won't connect, and it's really starting to annoy me, but MSN and others work fine. For the record, I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the devices and tried system restore with no luck. I have looked around and have not found much information on how to solve this issue. It seems so far that my only option is to reformat but I'd really dislike to do that. Can anybody help me please? Thanks.