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Crazy notebook Like two years a go I got myself a HP. I use it at college so the internet is always wireless. One day a message pop up saying that there were a problem with the Ethernet connection and is not working at all. every time I turn the notebook on it will take me to a black screen that says that. Help me please!!! how can I fix it??

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  • cmendezs Sep 18, 2008

    have you seen the ms-dos screens? well is like that, it does not allow me to into windows, it keeps me in the ms-dos look alike screen saying that it was a problem with the Ethernet cable, but i never had use one

  • tanay1989 May 11, 2010

    Hi cmendezs,
    Can you please take a photo of the command prompt screen where the message is shown and send it to me on

  • tanay1989 May 11, 2010

    Hi cmendezs,
    I went through your question but cudnt understand it quite enough. I understood your WiFi has stopped working. Please can you elaborate the part where you have said "every time I turn the notebook on it will take me to a black screen that says that". Looking forward to a reply


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I had this problem- I often found taking out the battery and unplugging the wire would help, then attemping to re-boot it with both of them in place. It worked for me, but this laptop is so tempremantal!

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Try booting to windows safe mode (maybe F8) without networking. If you can get to windows in safe mode run msconfig and disable everything in the startup tab.Also check the entries on the startup tab and see if there is anything suspicious. (possibly a virus?) List them here for help if you like. Once everything on the startup tab has been disabled restart your PC and see if it boots into windows normally. If yes, go back to safe mode, run msconfig again and enable the items on the startup tab. Do one at a time, reboot, etc. I know this is tedious but you'll have to do this to figure out what program is causing the problem. Another thing to try would be to disable all of your network devices in device manager (also in safe mode) and see if the PC will then boot to windows. You might need to uninstall and reinstall network device drivers.

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