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Vista computer kills network when cable plugged in

My Dell computer started blue screening every time I plugged the network cable into it. It also kills the network for all the other computers on the Linksys router wired or wireless. I have a Hyjack this file and system info file for it if needed. I have ran CA virus scan, Malware scan spybot search and destroy in regular and safe mode.
Should I insert the hyjack and info file here?

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We Don't Interpret HJT Logs Here.. Still...

If merely plugging the cable in causes the system to shut down, I would think "hardware" versus "software/infection". Have you tried using a different ethernet cable? Maybe an electrical short.... Or is your "network cable" a USB cable instead of ethernet? If so, try an ethernet cable instead of USB..

I am curious WHY you unplugged the network cable in the first place?

If you plug other computers directly into the same router port, does it cause an issue?

Hope this helps.


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re: we dont interpret hjt logs here..

The computer connects with cat5. The computer started blue screening with a tcpip error. I have other computers on this network with cat5 and wireless both, they all work untill I plugged this one in. It has a built in network card. I have unistalled the driver and reinstalled one from the manufacture. I guess I will disable the network in bios and try a dif. card.

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Is this new behavior?
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Re:Is this new behavior?

This computer worked for over two years on this network. It started this a couple of months ago and I have been trying to fix it off and on now. The router is the linksys 54gs the computer is a Dell inspiron 531S. Windows upgrades have always been turned on on this computer.

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I didn't know if this was old or new behavior. It's still possible that Vista is crashing the network. Try the fixes noted and hope.

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