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Cannot use 'ipconfig' command, device not functioning


Something strange is happening with my network adapter.

When I run the 'ipconfig' command, I receive the following:

>Windows IP Configuration

>An internal error occurred: A device attached to the system is not functioning.

>Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for further help.

>Additional information: Unknown media status code.

I'm also seeing the MAC address of my wireless network adapter change on reboot. Not sure if this is a problem, or related.

Any thoughts?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]


Can you explain this step further?

1. Try to netsh to reset TCP/IP first.
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]

sure: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357
netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
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Walt Forbes

Ok, I've been through all those steps in the resolution plan.

1. The resetlog.txt file is attached from the 1st step.

2. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary in device manager. Hard to tell if anything is missing though :D

3. Don't think this applies

4. Running the winsock test gives a 'failure' - see attached screenshot. I followed through the resolution steps, but still get same output on rerunning.

5. Ran both AV and spyware check - nothing to report


Uninstall the NIC from the device manager
Check if NIC installed
Try running the winsock repear utility


Tried all those steps, same error shown.
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