- Windows XP, SP3
- HP 6730b laptop
Here are the symptoms:
- Neither the orange nor the green LED flash when I insert a network cable. The network cable has been verified as functional with another computer.
- In Network Connections, the status is "Network cable unplugged" even when the cable is plugged in.
- When I remove the cable, it claims that it is safe to remove the "Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet". (Which is on the motherboard.)
- The WiFi is still working (thank goodness!)
I suspect this might have been caused by new drivers and support that was automatically installed when someone plugged in a cordless mouse USB adapter and then removed it without requesting Windows XP to deactivate it.
Any help is appreciated!