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Win XP Pro : No active network adapters found in full boot but Ok in Safe Mode

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Hi,

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
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My X61 is running Win XP Professional SP2
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My LAN NIC is
  Intel(R) 82566MM Gigabit Network Card


When the LAN is working (ie I could ping to external addresses out there in the Internet),
my Vodafone 3G wireless connection would connect.

If the LAN is not working, attempting to connect the 3G would result in some sort of
"Unable to connect" though the wireless signal and the 3G modem is detected
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by:sunhux
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So looks like the LAN and the 3G would face a common problem on each bootup session :
either they work together for that session or they both won't.

When booting up in Safe mode with Networking,   what are the services that get disabled?
Perhaps we can narrowing down which of the services is the culprit
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