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"unexpected error" trying to access Network Adapter

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    "unexpected error" trying to access Network Adapter


    As the title says, I'm getting a box saying "An unexpected error has occurred" whenever I try and access the properties window for my ethernet adapter. An unexpected power outage earlier in the day rendered my Windows 8 installation half messed up, leaving most of my drivers corrupt, so I had to attempt a refresh today, which solved most of my problems. Unfortunately others like this have been cropping up since the refresh. I've looked for other possible solutions to this problem, and none have worked so far. Re-registering DLL files solved nothing, a system file check didn't do anything, and making sure I was in the correct user groups didn't solve anything either. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Probably your best bet would be to backup your data then do a restore to factory or clean install. More painful than a refresh but in the long run I think it will save you time and aggravation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by weapongod30 View Post
    As the title says, I'm getting a box saying "An unexpected error has occurred" whenever I try and access the properties window for my ethernet adapter. An unexpected power outage earlier in the day rendered my Windows 8 installation half messed up, leaving most of my drivers corrupt, so I had to attempt a refresh today, which solved most of my problems. Unfortunately others like this have been cropping up since the refresh. I've looked for other possible solutions to this problem, and none have worked so far. Re-registering DLL files solved nothing, a system file check didn't do anything, and making sure I was in the correct user groups didn't solve anything either. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    If a refresh didn't fix the problem then most likely a reset will fix this, although it's a bit more extreme and you still lose everything, it's a bit easier than a clean install. It may also help to shut your system down completely, remove the power cord or battery then push and hold the start button to remove power.

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    Alright, I'll try it in the next few days. I was really hoping that there was another potential solution besides a reset or clean install, but I guess it's better than just leaving things how they are.
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