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Old 09-14-2013, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Chesterfield,Virginia
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Vista Home Premium 64BIT

4gigs of memory


I had to replace my original video card (unfortunately with a cheaper one) and I am wondering if the second network adapter (arrow pointing to it) in the picture is related to the old card?
(notice the yellow yield sign?)

I went from a GT9800 to the GeForce210.



If it isn't related to my old card .. what do I need it for?

Everything is working (kind of).

Can I delete it?
(The adapter)

I am hooked directly to my Verizon Fios router.

Thanks

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Old 09-14-2013, 12:26 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I think the Intel device is your onboard Ethernet controller.
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Chesterfield,Virginia
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I think the Intel device is your onboard Ethernet controller.
That makes sense!

I better leave it alone.
The way this pc is running .. I may need it soon!

Thank You.
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:45 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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You might want to click on it to see why there's a "!"
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:51 AM
 
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Vista Home Premium 64BIT

4gigs of memory


I had to replace my original video card (unfortunately with a cheaper one) and I am wondering if the second network adapter (arrow pointing to it) in the picture is related to the old card?
(notice the yellow yield sign?)

I went from a GT9800 to the GeForce210.



If it isn't related to my old card .. what do I need it for?

Everything is working (kind of).

Can I delete it?
(The adapter)

I am hooked directly to my Verizon Fios router.

Thanks
What does a video card have to do with a NIC card?

Computer Hardware 101

Video card: a printed circuit board controlling output to a display screen.

Nic card: A network interface card (NIC) is a hardware device that handles an interface to a computer network and allows a network-capable device to access that network.
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:09 AM
 
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Although it would be nice you can't delete hardware. The yellow arrow indicates a problem with the device, there is probably no driver installed for it. Go to windows update, click the optional updates and under hardware you'll probably find a download to install the driver.

-or-

Do nothing....
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield,Virginia
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Although it would be nice you can't delete hardware. The yellow arrow indicates a problem with the device, there is probably no driver installed for it. Go to windows update, click the optional updates and under hardware you'll probably find a download to install the driver.

-or-

Do nothing....
I have tried to download a driver for it but it won't take.

As I said, I don't even know what it's for?

My internet connection is fine.
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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For the sake of having a "fully" functioning system, you probably should resolve the driver issue, but as you said, your network connection is fine. If it ain't broke, there's no urgent need to fix it... Now if you ever expect to use that interface, you might want to resolve the problem now, before you need it, saving you much frustration when you don't have the time to be dealing with it...

Try this...

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...adType=Drivers
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield,Virginia
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Ill try the download but first I'll let you know why I asked the question.

I have had a tech helping me out, trying to find an answer to the following.
(see below)

The tech has had me running and posting results of different scans.

I have run so many scans and posted so many results of those scans that we are about to give up! (tech and I)

(He has given me numerous scripts and fixes to run .. none of them working.)

=====================

My original post to the tech forum ...


I will bet that None of you have seen a problem like this before!

For over a month, I couldn't open 'anything' on my pc without some difficult work-a-rounds.

Browsers wouldn't launch, tools and apps wouldn't open and access denied would pop up on any system tool that I tried to use.

I did stumble upon a way (described below) to open a browser but that wouldn't help with the other stuff!
(nothing else would open or run)

It was only when I found and ran the software tool JRT (junkremovaltool) that everything went back to normal .. EVERYTHING WORKED!!!

Everything worked until I booted the next day and every boot after that!
Every time I power on, I have to do my work-a-round (again .. described below) to get to the JRT tool to get things back to normal!


My Work-a-round which involves Windows Easy Transfer:

(The only way to open a browser before I run JRT and I don't know why the Easy Transfer is the only system tool that I can open)

Routine:
1) Click on Start
2) Go to Programs/Accessories
3) Click System Tools
4) Click Windows Easy Transfer
(new window opens)

5) Click on the link Go to web page for further information.

6) Click next
(new page)

7) Click on the X (close) button on the new page

8) Click on are you sure you want to cancel easy transfer?

9) Click Yes

10) Microsoft web page opens up as well as my home page (two tabs/windows).

11) I go to the JRT web site and 'run' the program

12) JRT runs and ...

13) Back to normal, everything works normally again.
(Until next boot time)


I have to run JRT when downloading instead of saving it because Nothing will function (including JRT) Until I run the scan.

(In other words, if I download any software, including the JRT tool to my desktop .. It/they wont open)

I don't get it?

All JRT does is clear the event log!

Is the clearing of the Event Logs by JRT returning my pc to functioning properly?
(The JRT creator doesn't know why the tool works for me either! He says JRT is doing nothing?)

I have used other event log cleaners but they didn't help!

JRT is the only tool that returns my system to normal!

I have tried all of the well regarded tools: Malwarebytes, eset, superantispyware, hijackthis .. etc. etc.

All of them.

Kudo's to schrauber from the CyberTechHelp Forum for his endless patience!

Last edited by MrClose; 09-14-2013 at 08:39 PM..
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:59 PM
 
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Now the OP has really made things 100% muddy, so all we know is this is one really screwed up system...

OP, open a new thread with your "other" problem.

We have gone from replacing a video card and removing the old NIC driver associated with that video card to this mumble mumble mumble JRT fixes it until I boot...

NFN, but this JRT tool does a hell of a lot more than just zero out an event log....

Quote:
Junkware Removal Tool is a security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer. A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue. This tool will help you remove these types of programs.

Junkware Removal Tool has the ability to remove the following types of programs:

Ask Toolbar
Babylon
Blekko
Claro / iSearch
Conduit
Crossrider
DealPly
Delta
Facemoods / Funmoods
Findgala
Globasearch
Hao123
iLivid
Iminent
IncrediBar
MocaFlix
MyPC Backup
MyWebSearch
PerformerSoft
Privitize
Qvo6
Searchqu
Snap Do
Swag Bucks
Wajam
Web Assistant
WhiteSmoke
Zugo
http://thisisudax.org/

CNET's review of the product:

http://download.cnet.com/Junkware-Re...-75910255.html

Last edited by plwhit; 09-14-2013 at 09:17 PM..
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