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Old 04-17-2006, 06:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default It is not possible to disable the connection at this time

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"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 the system account."
I get this error everytime I try to disable my connection. My brother doesn't get it and I never used to get it. I've also tried exiting any programs that my be using the internet but still it wont disable.

Maybe someone could shed some light on this?

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Old 04-17-2006, 06:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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right-click on "my computer", click "properties"

click the "hardware" tab, and click "device manager"

When Device Manager pops-up, click on the Network Adapters box, and right-click on the one you want to disable, its self-explanitory from there....
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I've gotten this problem before. I fixed it buy uninstalling and re-installing the network device.

Go into device manager, right click on the network adapter, and click un-install. Then right click anyware and click scan for new hardware. Your system will find the network adapter and attempt to re-install it.

If it needs 3rd party drivers, be sure to have them on hand before doing this.
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