Internet Disappeared? Don't have any idea how to solve :( Help!


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Hello Vista Forums :)
After hours of searching through the internet, I have finally decided to ask for help.
I have installed Vista Ultimate x64 on my PC, everything went fine - until I recieved updates of some kind, however these were not ordinary updates, after installing these updates I cannot connect to the internet... Yet before the updates, I had no problems, now I cannot find a network even though my ethernet cable is plugged in!

When I go to diagnose it comes up with "The Network adapter "Local Area Connection" is not correctly configured to use the IP protocol"

I have tried removing/reinstalling my LAN drivers on my motherboard, but to no avail!
Please advise!

Kind regards,

NOTE: Updates that I installed which led to my problem were:
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .Net Framework 3.5 Family Update (KB951847) x64
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64
and Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Vista x64

I have a feeling that it is something to do with SP1, but am not sure.

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom :)
    Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 @3.6ghz
    Gigabyte GA EP43-S3L
    4096mb DDR2 1066mhz G Skill RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX 1gb 4870 XXX Edition
    Sound Card
    Creative Audigy SE 7.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Cibox 22" TFT
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital 320gb SATA II HDD
    CoolerMaster m850watt PSU
    CoolerMaster HAF932
    Xigmatek Dark Knight