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    Hi,
    My Domain Controller has been ill for sometime now which blocked me from logging in. I just got that fixed now but noticed that my Network Interface Cards are not loading. Anytime i go to network connections, I get a blank page. I hit refresh and the following error pops up;

    The network connections folder was unable to retrieve the list of network adapters on this machine.

    I have looked through every Microsoft fix and some other reliable sources but no luck. Because of this error above, lots of system services does not start. I there any tool that I can use to bring the adapter up when this happens? Or do i hv to edit something in the registry. I have updated the drivers for the NIC to the latest version but no luck.

    Thanks as you help.

  • #2
    Re: Server not detecting network cards

    A clue as to the type of network cards, please?
    Are they onboard or plug in?
    What MoBo is it?
    How do they show up in Device Manager?
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: Server not detecting network cards

      Hi Ossain,

      One of the Card is OnBoard while the other is plugged in.

      OnBoard= HP NC373i Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter

      PluggedIn= D-Link DFE-530TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (rev.C)

      The plug in adapter was introduced when I noticed the on-board was not detected. I actually thought it was faulty. I plugged in the D-Link and the situation remained the same. The 2 NICs are available in the device manager.

      Thanks

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      • #4
        Re: Server not detecting network cards

        tried resetting the TCP stack ?

        netsh int tcp reset (or something similar.. search for the exact command line using google.. 'reset tcp stack')

        and see if this helps....

        sounds as if your networking stack is borked..
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        • #5
          Re: Server not detecting network cards

          Originally posted by tehcamel View Post
          tried resetting the TCP stack ?

          netsh int tcp reset (or something similar.. search for the exact command line using google.. 'reset tcp stack')

          and see if this helps....

          sounds as if your networking stack is borked..


          hi tehcamel,
          I have done this several times but still no luck. thanks.

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          • #6
            Re: Server not detecting network cards

            Check that the onboard adaptor is enabled in the machine's BIOS. Check that PCI slots/plug'n'play are also enabled.
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            • #7
              Re: Server not detecting network cards

              Anything of relevance in the event logs? Do you have a support agreement for the hardware?
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              • #8
                Re: Server not detecting network cards

                does the netsh tcp reset information output any information into the log ?
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