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If all pertinent network adapter registry entries are not deleted after you remove a network adapter in the Network tool in Control Panel, the following error message appears:
The following system event appears in Event Viewer:
Component configuration option value missing in registry.
Event ID: 7000
Description: A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To correct this problem, do the following in the registry:
Article ID: 147797 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 3.2