After reboot mu;st disable then re-enable NIC to get it working

XP Pro, service pack 2. Fresh off virus and spyware infection, AND a windows repair, I have a NIC that is built into the motherboard, which will not connect to the network unless I disable the network adapter, then enable it. Then it willl be fine for a few hours, or until the next logoff / logon. THEN (once again) it shows "limited or no network connectivity." ----UNTIL, you disable and re-enable the card.

How do I get this thing to just stay enabled and behave?
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
You can try reseting the network card by running at a command line:
Netsh int ip reset c:\log.txt

Or run the Winsock Fix tool:
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html

They may resolve for you.
JacquesKrugerCommented:
Start by deleting the NIC from the device manager and then reinstalling it...
Naser GabajE&P Senior Software SpecialistCommented:
How did you get in this? is it because you update your os to sp2, or it's from the beginning?

I think update the driver will fix the problem, if no joy, just disable the embedded NIC, and install a new one to get rip of this.
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DrDamnitAuthor Commented:
Everytime I have run the winsockfix tool, it has blown machines up. I need something I can safely do remotely. If I kill the card, then I have to go AAAALLLLLLL the way across town.
DrDamnitAuthor Commented:
Naser72:

This machine was infected with viruses and spyware like you wouldn't believe (machine wasn't even usable). I cleaned all those up, and now we have this problem.
Rob WilliamsCommented:
>>"then I have to go AAAALLLLLLL the way across town"
I have never had a problem with the Winsockfix, but no question if you are working remotely I wouldn't try anything to do with a NIC.
How are you doing "I disable the network adapter, then enable it.",  remotely?
Naser GabajE&P Senior Software SpecialistCommented:
How about other option >>just disable the embedded NIC, and install a new one to get rip of this, it's very cheap $4 to $26

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Naser GabajE&P Senior Software SpecialistCommented:
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