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Hammering the network?

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Hello,

Okay, so, My PC BSOD'd about 7pm, so I held the power switch down to force it off. I then went out leaving it off. Next thing I know, I get a phone call from my dad saying the network was down as one of the ports on my PC was hammering it with packets, then the network came back up when he pulled the power cable out the back of my PC.

Why should it randomly start 'hammering' our network like this?

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Spyware/Adware????
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The PC was powered down from a BSOD (the BSOD was from either crappy SOUNDMAX drivers or the Nokia PC Suite :/) so surely Spyware/Adware/Viruses couldn't operate unless and OS was loaded at that point in time...
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If it was powered down when this happened, possibly the NIC could be acting up...
You may also want to check BIOS and make sure Wake on LAN is disabled... (thats the only thing that SHOULD affect the network when its powered down...)

But if its hammering it when powered down, my guess would be bad NIC (possible bad Cat5 cable...).
    
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If its a bad NIC then no problem as the motherboard still has another wired port and wireless connection to fall back too, ill give another cable a try, but to be honest I don't really need it plugged in. WOL is disabled already...

It would have just been nice to know why it started doing this.

But yeh, dad plugged the power cable back in after he had taken it out and it was fine.
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