|16 Jul 2011||#1|
ASUS laptop trying and failing to install unneeded driver
I bought a refurbed Asus K50IJ-BBZ5 laptop this week.
When I log into an administrator account after bootup, it will immediately give me a message about installing new device driver software, then in 20 seconds or so say that the install failed.
The failure message specifically says:
"Device Driver software was not successfully installed. Please consult with your device manufacturer for assistance getting this device installed. Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller #25."
Second, my device manager shows no unknown or bad devices.
Third, it shows that specific network adapter working fine.
Fourth, when I do try to update the device driver software using the device manager, it tells me that my driver is up to date.
So my issue isn't so much with the network adapter/ethernet, since they do what I want them to. My issue is how do I stop the computer from pushing this driver at me?
And I have cleaned the computer of most ASUS bloatware, and used msconfig to find what's running at startup, and there's nothing running that I see that is pushing this on me.
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|16 Jul 2011||#4|
I did that, but upon restart, it still is trying to install a device driver.
The first time I restarted, it successfully installed a driver for Ethernet Controller #27 (what this means, i don't know - for the whole week it had been trying to install one for Ethernet Controller #25).
Okay, fine, maybe now were were done.
Nope, restarted, and this time it tried and failed to install a driver for Ethernet Controller #28. Huh?
Meanwhile, my Ethernet port works fine, and the device manager shows the thing as fine, with correctly updated driver software.
And yes, my configuration changes held. It still says to "Never install driver software from Windows Update" when I check.
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