I'm having issues with my GPU so I decided to DDU it in safe mode, after the reboot the ethernet cable icon has a red X meaning it's not connected and Windows doesn't detect any Network Adapter. I downloaded the drivers from my MoBo Producer's websitr but the installer says I don't have any network card. help???
Try following: Boot some LiveCD Linux, and see whether your network adapter works. If there are LEDs indicating connection on the motherboard, check them as well, and check similar LEDs from the router / switch where this cable goes. Even without drivers, these LEDs should indicate a connection.