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24 Dec 2009  
rossva

 
 
stupid NIC behaviour!

Hi All,

Just got a new machine with Windows 7 64 bit installed, build 7600.

It has a rather annoying quirk in that 9 out of 10 times when it boots up, it won't see the network connection. You physically have to pull the ethernet cable and reattach, then bingo it's OK!

I know there were similar issues reported with Windows 7 but these issues could apparently be sorted by disabling and reenabling the device itself... but this doesn't work in this case.

The NIC is an Intel 82567V-2 Gigabit device. The driver version is 10.0.6.0, which is up to date, apparently!

There's nothing useful in the eventlog , other than when it reports a connection is established, (i.e. by pulling and reconnecting the ethernet cable).

Any similar experiences, and / or fixes?
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