Cannot disable my
not possible to disable the connection at this time
I've recently formatted my C Drive to get rid of the tons of errors I had,
I've just finished reinstalling everything.. it was a nightmare, anyway.
I'm using an Intel CT Gigabit network apparently, (Only just found that our
after searching eight hours for a Driver. ) and I used a Router to receive
my internet.. I didn't have this problem before the format. But if I right
click and Disable the Local Area Connection it comes up saying this.
Error Disabling Connection:
It is not possible to disable the connection at this time. This connection
may be using one or more protocols that do not support Plug-and-Play, or it
may have been initiated by another user or system account.
I'm using Xp Home, SP1 on a 3hz Pentium 4. If you need any other information
I'll supply it. Hope you can help.
There are many possibilities. Try these:
- Make sure you use TCP/IP only
(no other protocols installed).
Run Repair this connection if it is XP.
Use netsh to reset TCP/IP configuration,
To reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, do "netsh
winsock reset catalog". To reset TCP/IP stack to installation
defaults, do "netsh int ip reset reset.log".
Remove and re-install the NIC.
Some files may be damaged, for example, you can try to re-create
by following these steps: Start>RUN>cmd
net stop cryptsvc
ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 oldcatroot2
if above don't fix the problem, you can disable the
connection using Device Manager or gpedit.msc.
disable the connection through Device Manager, go to
Manager>Network Adapters, right click on the device you want to disable and
disable the connection through gpedit.msc,
User Configuration>Administrative Template>Network>Network Connection,
double-click on Ability to Enable/Disable LAN Connection, select Disable.
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
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6) Run Repair this connection if it is XP. Or use
netsh to reset TCP/IP configuration.
7) If it is win98/w2k, remove and reinstall TCP/IP. ...