No wired or wireless connection, I'm stuck!

Mortelle

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Jan 17, 2013
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I've used this site for a long time to troubleshoot various issues with my PC an the community has always had an answer, but this time I feel like I need to ask personally.

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and I've been having trouble with my wired AND wireless connections since I got home from work 7 hours ago. My boyfriend accidentally unplugged my PC when he was vaccuming and I haven't been able to connect since I booted it back up. Running the troubleshooter, both connections result in "the ethernet/wireless adapter is experiencing problems". The wired network gives me no connection whatsoever (red X on the taskbar) and the wireless says "limited connectivity" with the orange sun-looking icon.

Here's a list of everything I tried:

Uninstalled/rebooted/reinstalled drivers for both adapters.
Ran a thorough uninstall tool for AVG (a forum thread said this was a possible issue) and rebooted.
Defragged hard drive and ran CCleaner to repair registry.
Performed system restore from five days ago.
Deleted and reconfigured wireless network settings.
Disabled all firewalls/antivirus.
Uninstalled iTunes/Bonjour/QuickTime mostly because I hate them.

I'm using a Netgear WN111v2 wireless adapter, RealTek 8102e/8103e PCI-e FE Family Controller ethernet drivers, and a Sagem Fast 1704 Windstream modem.

When I bring up the Netgear interface, the VirtualProfile settings show that the adapter is connected with 100% signal strength yet I still get limited (zero) connectivity. Ipconfig gives me a whole lot of nothing: "Media state........ : Media disconnected" and "Connection-specific DNS Suffix: [blank]".

I'm no expert, though far from technologically illiterate, but I'm completely stuck. I've tried everything I can think of and every recommendation I've read, even the ones that didn't seem like they'd work, but nothing is producing a result. The only option I've yet to try is backing up my important files to my external HDD and doing a total reset. I really don't want to have to do that. Any suggestions, no matter how strange, are appreciated.
 
Sorry, I misunderstood - I thought you only reinstalled the drivers and missed the other entry in your list. In Internet Options>Connection tab>LAN button, are there any ticks in the Proxy section? If so, please remove them and tick "Automatically detect settings" then click Apply and OK your way out.
 

Mortelle

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Jan 17, 2013
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I'm using my phone to post on the forums so a simle copy-and-paste isn't quite so simple. No worries, though. I got too frustrated and washed my hands of the whole thing, and I'm reinstalling windows now. If this still doesn't work, I dunno what I'll do.