computer won't turns on when network cable is plugged in

Posted on 2010-01-05
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I have a computer that won't turns on when the network cable is plugged in.
If I unplug the network cable the computer will turn on.  I plug the network cable back in and all works fine.  The nic is on the AcerPower Series mother board.

Is there any way to fix this?  
Or do I need to just disable the nic card on the mother board?
Question by:Ray Nussbaum
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Patmac951 earned 1000 total points
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My suggestion would be to download the latest drivers for the NIC adapter.  Then go into the device manager of the computer...right click "Computer" or "My Computer", select "Manage" , Under "System Tools",  "Device Manager" find the NIC card and uninstall the NIC by a right click.  Then Reboot the computer...windows should detect the device and then install the device by selecting the current driver location for the NIC card.

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In your bios setup, verify that whether you have enabled the boot from network. If so disable it.
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by:Ravi Agrawal
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I would suggest removing the NIC from the motherboard and then see if the issues persist. It could be a partly burned NIC.

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can you explain to what the network cable connects?  if to a multi-port router, try another port
and try another cable as well !

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