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Can't network but can share drive

  1. #51


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    I did the refresh and ran sfc after the install and it did not find any problems, but network is in the same condition.

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  2. #52


    Bizarre problem for sure, it's certainly not normal or repeatable on other systems.

    What happens if you connect directly to the modem?

    Did you run the IPReset file I posted earlier?

    Have you tried using a different driver?
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  3. #53


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    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Bizarre problem for sure, it's certainly not normal or repeatable on other systems.

    What happens if you connect directly to the modem?

    Did you run the IPReset file I posted earlier?
    I've done everything you asked. Since refresh saves settings and reloads them, it is possible that there is a bad setting in the registry. Can I do a full install on Win8 which I downloaded? If so, I will format that partition and reinstall from scratch.
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  4. #54


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    Do you have an install DVD, Install flash drive, or ISO?
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  5. #55


    Quote Originally Posted by rdwray View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Bizarre problem for sure, it's certainly not normal or repeatable on other systems.

    What happens if you connect directly to the modem?

    Did you run the IPReset file I posted earlier?
    I've done everything you asked. Since refresh saves settings and reloads them, it is possible that there is a bad setting in the registry. Can I do a full install on Win8 which I downloaded? If so, I will format that partition and reinstall from scratch.
    Yes it's acting more like the download or the installation had a problem, I would reinstall the Op system if it was me, you can burn the original .iso if you still have it. I'm sure you have your activation number?

    It might even help to download the .iso again and burn it using ImgBurn.

    A clean install is much preferred over an upgrade installation from Windows 7.
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  6. #56


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    Windows 8 Pro



    Yes it's acting more like the download or the installation had a problem, I would reinstall the Op system if it was me, you can burn the original .iso if you still have it. I'm sure you have your activation number?

    It might even help to download the .iso again and burn it using ImgBurn.

    A clean install is much preferred over an upgrade installation from Windows 7.
    What I have is the $39.99 version that is called an "upgrade" that I downloaded and yes I do have the activation number.

    EDIT: OOPS, I just happen to think - Win8 took control of the MBR; so how do I move that to another partition?
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  7. #57


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    Quote Originally Posted by rdwray View Post
    Since refresh saves settings and reloads them, it is possible that there is a bad setting in the registry. Can I do a full install on Win8 which I downloaded? If so, I will format that partition and reinstall from scratch.
    Refresh your PC—Attempts to solve system problems by replacing system files without affecting user files (similar to what a repair install does WRT to system files at least under earlier Win versions). User files still should be backed up. Installed programs will have to be reinstalled except those from the Windows Store. A list of uninstalled programs is provided. Settings will be maintained (edited).

    Don't recall: ?Have you tried:

    Automatic Repair—Attempts to make repairs needed to allow Win8 to startup properly.

    Have you tried:

    SCF /SCANNOW
    Last edited by znod; 20 Jan 2013 at 09:40.
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  8. #58


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    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rdwray View Post
    Since refresh saves settings and reloads them, it is possible that there is a bad setting in the registry. Can I do a full install on Win8 which I downloaded? If so, I will format that partition and reinstall from scratch.
    Refresh your PC—Attempts to solve system problems by replacing system files without affecting user files (similar to what a repair install does WRT to system files at least under earlier Win versions). User files still should be backed up. Installed programs will have to be reinstalled except those from the Windows Store. A list of uninstalled programs is provided. Settings will be changed back to defaults.

    Don't recall: ?Have you tried:

    Automatic Repair—Attempts to make repairs needed to allow Win8 to startup properly.

    Don't recall: ?Have you tried:

    SCF /SCANNOW
    I tried refresh and finally did a reset and it is connected now. Apparently something happened when I up graded from "preview". Anyway it is solved now - my thanks to all of you for your help...
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  9. #59


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    You are very welcome. Glad you got it working.
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  10. #60


    In case anyone else finds this, a reset is different than a refresh, looks like the reset is nearly like reinstalling the Op system. I'm glad the reset worked, I was confused between the reset and refresh options. This was really just a corrupted Operating system problem rather than a networking problem.

    Reset Windows 8

    Refresh Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rdwray View Post
    Since refresh saves settings and reloads them, it is possible that there is a bad setting in the registry. Can I do a full install on Win8 which I downloaded? If so, I will format that partition and reinstall from scratch.
    Refresh your PC—Attempts to solve system problems by replacing system files without affecting user files (similar to what a repair install does WRT to system files at least under earlier Win versions). User files still should be backed up. Installed programs will have to be reinstalled except those from the Windows Store. A list of uninstalled programs is provided. Settings will be changed back to defaults.

    Don't recall: ?Have you tried:

    Automatic Repair—Attempts to make repairs needed to allow Win8 to startup properly.

    Don't recall: ?Have you tried:

    SCF /SCANNOW
    Yes we tried all that already
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