The network card/s on a PC we had from Music Village is playing up.
The onboard card is reporting no or poor connection when the lead plugged into it and the socket they plug into work fine for a neighbouring PC.
I tried a seperate NIC and that's the same. I tried another, completely different NIC and that's the same too.
The motherboard is an ASROCK and the onboard is a Realtek. WinXP SP2.
I tried a knoppix live CD but don't know enough about linux to see what's happening with the NICs - just that there was no connection with it either.
I was thinking spyware/ virus until the knoppix test - but I could be wrong with that.
This particular PC has always been problematic [just joined it to the network in the summer]. But i'd attributed it to the very cheap network cable the music dept had attached to it. It always worked - albeit slowly. But now it doesn't want to know.
I've only tried the one PCI slot - if it could be that both that and the onboard are fried.