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    Power loss results in missing network adapter.

    This happend to me quite a few times, so I decided to ask about it.

    My computer is Compaq Presario 5004US, upgraded to XP pro

    My network adapter is SMC EZ 10/100 10/100 PCI 1211 Series.

    When I shut my switch on the wall, the computer shuts. (Best way to explain for me)

    First time I did that, no problem
    From second time, I couldn't connect, error was specified address could not be reached. So I did about 10 system restores to fix it.

    It continued on for about 8 times, and it just happend today morning because a guest shut it off.

    Is there any way to fix it? I've tried installing driver but it gives an unknown error.
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    You turned off the switch on the wall to shutdown your PC??? It's not the proper way to do it. Try to run ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew to renew your ip address. Check to see if your NIC driver still there, if not you need to uninstall and reinstall the NIC thru computer manager. Good luck!

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