• Windows 7 Network Connection crash
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I've been dealing with this error for a long time, every search I've done for answers lead me nowhere. When I asked Microsoft support, I was told it was my router, which it definitely isn't. So here's what the Network and Sharing icon/window on the task bar looks like when it's working. Bubbles is my connection. [IMG]https://dl.dropbox.com/u/35867016/33.png[/IMG] However, certain times after closing my laptop and reopening it, or after turning it back on after hibernation it crashes. It'll also happen when I boot my computer when it's been shut down, and the only way I can fix it is to restart again, which is really annoying. Here's what usually ends up happening, it looks like this, and when I click on it there is usually no response at all. [IMG]https://dl.dropbox.com/u/35867016/22.png[/IMG] And if I do get a response, no connections show up at all, despite the connections actually being there on all other computers. [IMG]https://dl.dropbox.com/u/35867016/11.png[/IMG] If I right click to troubleshoot, it does the usual "we cannot find any error, please connect to the internet to find more answers". If I can manage to open the actual window, it just shows that there are no connections available. So what I'm asking here is; has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone know what the process is called in the task manager so I can kill it then restart it? Does anyone know any kind of other fix for this? The problem happens at random so it's hard to recreate to try, but I'd appreciate if anyone has at least heard of this issue and knows what causes it.
Try turning off the power management on the wireless network adapter and see if it helps. When you are having problems and you look at the hardware manager, does the adapter appear?
[QUOTE=tina the baker;36608872]Try turning off the power management on the wireless network adapter and see if it helps. When you are having problems and you look at the hardware manager, does the adapter appear?[/QUOTE] I've turned off the network adapter when this happens, and the program itself still won't respond. If it's working, usually the icon will have a red X on it to indicate the adapter is off. The next time this happens I'll check the hardware manager.
Check if there are new drivers for the adapter.
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