Win XP Pro : No active network adapters found in full boot but Ok in Safe Mode
Posted on 2009-04-15
I'm really running out ideas on what to do :
Have tried disabling almost all of the "Automatic" services in my Thinkpad X61
& still I can't solve this problem :
Out of ten times I rebooted my X61, probably 1-3 times its network will come up
(Task Manager, Networking) but for most other times, it will display "No active
network adapters found".
Both the 3G wireless signal appears to be detected and Properties of my LAN
showed "Connected" but "ipconfig" showed nothing (just one line of header
text). "ipconfig/renew" also would not give any IP address (I'm currently using
Dynamic address) despite that the LED light on my broadband modem and X61's
NIC showed there's connection.
"ping localhost" works when I'm facing this problem.
Can't really recall what did I do that triggered this but in the past when I have this
problem, I would do "System Restore" to a point of about 1-2 weeks earlier and
it would work but since ten days ago, this does not help anymore
When booted up in Safe Mode, the very same NIC would connect to my DLink
Broadband router modem fine. I can't use the Vodafone 3G modem as certain
services is not started.
What I needed badly now is to get the 3G Network as well as the LAN working
again on my X61