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Re: Network Icon is Unknown, Cannot connect to the Internet
Originally Posted by Steve
sorry for not getting back to you earlier.
Lets see if your Network Adapter has been diabled.
Can you open Device Manager by double-clicking on the System icon in Control Panel, choosing the Hardware tab, and clicking Device Manager.
In here do you see Network Adapters?
If so does it have a yellow exclamation mark on your Network Adapter?
If it has a yellow exclamation mark on it then it has been diabled.
Right Click on it and select Enable and away you go.
Let us know how you get on,
Steve, or anyone else.
I am having this same issue.
One day I started my comp and was not able to connect to the internet.
When I roll my mouse over my network activity icon i see a message.
"The dependency service or group failed to start"
I check my device manager and ALL of my Network Adapters have the yellow icon saying the "device is not working properly because windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (code 31)
What can be done about this? is there a place to download missing drivers?
I need this fix desperately, I work from this computer.
Windows Vista Ultimate
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU
Nvidia GeForce GTS 450