This one’s got me confused – it isn’t so much a problem in itself (I’m just using a PCI card instead) but I just don’t understand why it’s happened. I use the rig you can see in my system specs, and it’s completely stable, no issues whatsoever. Last night when I turned it off, everything was working fine, including the internet. However, when I turned it on this morning my network adaptor just seemed to have died... Windows still recognises it’s there, it knows whether or not there’s a cable plugged in and it acts as though everything is connected fine, but I can’t do anything with the network. No pings, no websites, no file sharing – nothing at all! This is the network adaptor built into my motherboard (NVIDIA one – nForce 3 chipset, so whatever adaptor NVIDIA bundles with that), and I’ve installed a PCI card instead which is working fine. So any ideas what’s happened? I’ve tried rebooting, re-installing the drivers, static and dynamic IP addresses (although the latter doesn’t work), using a different cable, restarting the router, using a crossover cable to connect directly to another PC ect. and nothing seems to work. I’m completely puzzled by this as I can’t find any explanation for what’s gone wrong. The PC is on a surge protector and get’s turned off at the wall each night and every other PC on the network is fine. Just seems quite strange that it still acts as though it’s working but for all intents and purposes is completely dead.