Re: My internet connection got knocked out
One thought, and it's just a guess based on how you described things... you said you tried to uninstall but the TrueVector kept it from finishing, then you started removing files. Is the system still attempting to run the TrueVector service? It basically puts itself in the path of all TCP/IP communication, so if it's not working right, it could have the practical effect of disrupting the Realtek card's ability to deal with the TCP/IP protocol, i.e. the error messages you're getting.
I don't have Vista so I'll describe XP and hope you can figure out how to do the same:
Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services
See if the "TrueVector Internet Monitor" is listed. If the Status is "Started" or the Startup Type is anything but "Disabled," then stop the service if it's running, set the Startup Type to "Disabled" and then re-boot and see if it helped.
Not all who wander are lost
Last edited by IslandRed; 12-18-2008 at 06:15 PM.