Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Empty Network Connections

A machine came in with an empty Network Connections window - not even an "add a new connection" object.  After some google searches, most of the time this goes along with the empty device manager issue.  Not this time. Device manager was fine & showed two devices.

Solution:  After trying a number of things on the web (reinstall sp3, netsh winsock reset & registering those three net dll's) what fixed it was simply uninstalling the network devices from device manager & letting it find them again.  Then they showed up in network connections with the other expected objects.