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No network access, ethernet or PCI card access

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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    No network access, ethernet or PCI card access


    I've been using the same PCI card for years, and have had trouble over the years, but never like this. Ever since I installed Windows 8 it has been shaky, but I finally got my wifi to work for a while. I installed "Expat Shield", which is a ip blocker that allowed me to stream BBC for the olympics, and it seems to have given me some problems. I have a whole bunch of spawns in device manager under network, "Expat Shield Routing Miniport" , #129-#137, and things like my WAN Miniport have an Expat ZShield ROuting Miniport tagged after. Same with my Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller. I also have around 100 Unknown devices in the other devices dropdown. It won't let me uninstall any of these. (I CAN disable them, though).

    Expat Shield is long uninstalled and common files removed as best as I can. running cmd ipconfig /all yields no results in refreshing my network adapters because the media is disconnected, and any attempts to run "netsh int ip reset reset.log" is thwarted due to the resetting failing. Both ethernet and Wifi will not work, and I really wouldn't mind reinstalling the OS, but there are no discs for 8 that I am able to get a hold of, and my copy of Windows 8 is long gone.

    I've tried everything that I can think of. Thanks for looking.

    THomas

    edit: here's a picture of what I'm looking at:

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by Cigil; 24 Aug 2012 at 00:11.

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  2. #2


    Welcome to the Forum. Try the free version of Glary's Utilities Uninstaller in the modules tab, then run the 'One Click Maintenance' , reboot and then check your adapter settings.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    What are you talking about. There is no program in the uninstaller I need to uninstall. Expat Shield no longer exists in the program list, as I deleted it. The problem is the remnants. Glary's does not help in this case.
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    Posts : 73
    7, 8 whatever


    Quote Originally Posted by Cigil View Post
    What are you talking about. There is no program in the uninstaller I need to uninstall. Expat Shield no longer exists in the program list, as I deleted it. The problem is the remnants. Glary's does not help in this case.
    Do the manual method for 7:

    How to reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

    Then tell your pc this nice command:

    netsh winsock reset

    then this one:

    ipconfig /flushdns

    Then reboot.
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by Cigil View Post
    What are you talking about. There is no program in the uninstaller I need to uninstall. Expat Shield no longer exists in the program list, as I deleted it. The problem is the remnants. Glary's does not help in this case.
    Are you unable to manually remove the absolute mess that Expat Shield left behind? I can tell you that nothing will work correctly with all those unused ports until you manually uninstall them all.

    If you go to the "view" tab in Device Manager and choose "show hidden devices" you should be able to see most of those mini ports and uninstall them all.

    I have a .exe that can remove extra 6 to 4 adaptors but it's not made to remove what you are showing there.
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    Posts : 73
    7, 8 whatever


    Ya Chev is on point. I would probably go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers and delete the Expat drivers manually, reboot, then check this registry key to delete any references:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\

    Reboot again and then use Device Manager to delete any left over mess.
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