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Ok so here is my sad sad story...

Windows networking is somehow causing my computer to hang. The solution is to repeatedly disable/enable my network adapter. This is NOT an ideal way to solve this problem, as you can imagine.

If the network card (which is integrated on the motherboard) is disabled
through the bios, the hang still occurs. This leads me to believe that it is a
Windows issue. I have tried all sorts of network configurations, but what it
boils down to is that my files must somehow have been corrupted.

Dell's "award winning" tech support advised me to replace corrupt files via
the recovery console, but would not go into in any more detail. Could
someone please tell which files I could try copying from my XP SP1 CD to my
current copy of Windows that may help me with this problem?

Thanks



PS ... ANY advice at all would be great, thanks!
 

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You can run the System File Checker utility, which will compare the files on your Windows CD and the installed files for problems. This utility can be run from the command like (Start --> Run --> CMD) by typing in SFC.exe . I would also run a Check Disk (Start --> Run --> ChkDsk c: /f ). Type Yes when asked if it should run on reboot. It will run the next time you restart. This is a good starting point for checking for corrupt files.
 

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I suggest removing ALL the drivers for the networking and then re-install them. When you're removing drivers, also go to Device Manager, View, Hidden Devices, and remove ALL devices under Network Adapters. You also should enable ESCD detection in the BIOS to allow it to do a new resource scan, perhaps you have some collision in resources.
 
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