Windows 8 Pro Ethernet Connection "limited"

I've been cleaning up this Windows 8 Pro system and last ran adwcleaner.  Now the wired / ethernet NIC doesn't work.  Neither does it work with a static IP nor via DHCP.
Wireless connections work fine.
The wired connection says: "limited" indicating that the physical connection is recognized.
I downloaded and installed a new copy of the driver but no joy with that.
I've reset the connection a few times.
etc.

I need to get the ethernet interface working.
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Fred MarshallPrincipalAsked:
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Imtiaz HashamTechnical Director / IT ConsultantCommented:
Ensure tcpip and client for Microsoft networks are ticked.

Otherwise, using device manager, remove the nic and drivers and reinstall them
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Imtiaz HashamTechnical Director / IT ConsultantCommented:
And also run SFC /scannow from elevated command prompt
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In addition to the above, run TCP/IP Reset

Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator
Then  netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
Restart the computer
Remake wireless profiles as needed

Also, ipconfig /flushdns followed by net stop dnscache followed by net start dnscache

Please let us know.
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Fred MarshallPrincipalAuthor Commented:
OK.  I had already done those things I think but I repeated them all.  And, included Microsoft Fixit 20140.
No change.

Note that the wireless NIC does work which suggests that there is plenty that's working.
And, the Ethernet NIC *did* work until a few hours ago.  And, it *does* know that it's connected.
Getting APIPA IP address on the Ethernet NIC.  Thus, "limited".
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Try running DISM (for Windows 8)

Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator.
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Scanhealth (takes 15 - 20 minutes).
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth (takes 15 - 20 minutes).
Restart the computer and test.
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McKnifeCommented:
I See two possible reasons nit yet discussed: The driver is altogether wrong or the NIC is defective.
To rule out both, I would start a live system, either win8.1 to go or knoppix and see if it works there and what card is detected.
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Fred MarshallPrincipalAuthor Commented:
It worked under Knoppix and then, after that, it worked....
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Fred MarshallPrincipalAuthor Commented:
Thanks all!
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McKnifeCommented:
Since knoppix does not influence windows, I wonder what is going and and expect the problem to return (unless you have done anything in between that you haven't told us)
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks for the update and I was happy to help. I wonder if a complete shutdown and startup influenced the application of the wireless profile.
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Fred MarshallPrincipalAuthor Commented:
John Hurst:  I don't think so.  Actually the wireless profile has always been fine.  It was the Ethernet part that was broken.  I should have mentioned that I did run DISM also but I wasn't too good at getting the commands right (as I didn't have your suggestion in front of me at the time).  But maybe this was it....
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