those working with PC's and networks have you ever heard of a problem
like this, it's a real strange one:
If I startup the PC with the ethernet cable into the onboard (gigabyte)
network card then vista will hang when those little bars are going
across the screen (Isn't that the stage where the OS is loading up
drivers and things?). it will do this all day long with the cable
plugged in. To get the OS to boot I have to remove cable, switch off PC
at the power supply and also unplug. Then when i restart it will work
May be worth mentioning that the cable is coming from a D link DI 624
wireless router, although as said, i'm using a cable from said router.
I've checked as much as I know about on the router config screen. MAC
address filtering is disbled, besides I cloned my network cards MAC
address to the router already (thought router may still be looking for
the network card on my old PC). I've run the wizard too, rebooted the
Not sure what I've missed [image:
didn't have any problems supplying my XP pro PC with connection!
If I leave out the router of my network setup altogether and just plug
the internet cable from my ISP's cable modem direct to the PC's network
card then it will startup no problem, over and over.
Another thing worth mentioning is that if i start up the PC without the
internet cable plugged in and the OS is running and THEN i plug in the
cable coming from the router then i will have connection! [image:
However on restarting or shutting down and restarting later whether the
cable is in or out of the network cable port, then it will block again.
it's as if it remember that the router was plugged in before and won't
Am I being dumb and missing a setting in Vista somewhere because i'm
not used to it? Or the router maybe? I could set it up OK for my XP pro
PC but maybe vista is different network wise?
I just don't get it though, how could a setting or router stop a whole
OS from booting up? OK, I can see maybe how I may have connection
problem due to router or vista settings, but to stop a whole OS starting
Really getting on my tats now