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Network Connection Folder is EMPTY

by queen32 / October 24, 2008 11:41 PM PDT

I have posted this in the past, however, without completely rebooting my desktop, I was unable to fix the problem.

HP a815n with XP

We lost electricity for about 2/10ths of a second. My son was on the computer when it happened. The computer shut off and came back on. When it resumed, we were unable to connect to the internet. The first thing I did was check the Network Connections folder. To my dismay, it was empty... again.

This happened several months ago, and I was not able to fix anything and ended up using my 9 HP recovery disks. All I could find on the net seemed to involve fixing connections that you could see in the folder. I don't have anything in the folder.

What I have tried thus far. I did a restore to the day before. Nothing. I did a system restore which put all the crap back on my computer that I don't need but still did not get me anything in my connections folder. I used the network connection wizard which says my broadband is working fine but won't connect. I checked my network adapters which were all working fine (although always hidden, is that normal?) When I did the system restore, it removed several network adapters, but since I don't have anything in the connections folder to connect, it doesn't really matter at this point.

I have to say that finding that empty folder ruined my day and raised my blood pressure to dangerous levels. I have not yet thrown the whole system into the street, but I feel that to be a viable option.

Can anyone give me anything to try before I start over or run it over?

Thanks.

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Should have said I looked at other posts
by queen32 / October 25, 2008 1:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Try our forum search.

I used my laptop to access the microsoft help. Method 1 did not work as the computer will not allow me to uninstall or inable any of the things listed under network adapters. Method 2 did not work. Method 3 did not work. I could not do method 4 as I have no internet access. Method 5 requires administrator password which I don't have. Thanks though.

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We can fix that issue 5.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 25, 2008 1:30 AM PDT

"Method 5 requires administrator password which I don't have."

Google NTPASSWD and you find a tool to fix that one for free. If you find that too hard, look at http://www.lostpassword.com and have the plastic ready.
Bob

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Should have said I looked at other posts
by queen32 / October 25, 2008 4:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Try our forum search.

I used my laptop to access the microsoft help. Method 1 did not work as the computer will not allow me to uninstall or inable any of the things listed under network adapters. Method 2 did not work. Method 3 did not work. I could not do method 4 as I have no internet access. Method 5 requires administrator password which I don't have. Thanks though.

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We can fix that issue 5.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 25, 2008 4:04 AM PDT

"Method 5 requires administrator password which I don't have."

Google NTPASSWD and you find a tool to fix that one for free. If you find that too hard, look at http://www.lostpassword.com and have the plastic ready.
Bob

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