All of a sudden my LAN adapter on my laptop does not respond. The device manager says the driver needs to be reinstalled, but when I do so I get "cannot install this hardware, access is denied"
I am logged in as administrator
I tried creating a new local admin account in case the profile was corrupt
I've tried uninstalling from device manager, rebooting, reinstalling
Even tried disabling in BIOS, rebooting, enabling, rebooting.....nothing works!!
I really don't want to rebuild the OS, does anyone know where this permission issue stems from? Registry key I can edit?
NIC is Broadcomm NetExtreme Gigabit