I'm not exactly sure what actually caused this problem, but my NIC doesn't work when I boot up. If I uninstall and restart it works again... until I shutdown my computer. I've had my computer for a few years and it's been running XP Pro for about 18 months, but didn't really use Ethernet until recently, so I guess I never noticed the problem. I'm fairly sure it worked at one point or another, maybe back when I was running Win2K?
I figured out the uninstall fix, but since I have to do it EVERY time I restart, it’s not all that great a solution. I'm running on a MSI KT4 Ultra MOBO with an onboard Broadcom 5702 NIC. The NIC shows up as fully functional in the Device Manager, but the Network Connection always comes up with little or no functionality message and definately falls into the NO category. What would cause the NIC to stop functioning once the computer restarts?