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Windows 7: Missing drivers for WAN Miniport


06 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Missing drivers for WAN Miniport

I have a Toshiba Satellite A660-047 PSAW3C-047017 running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.

I just downloaded the ISO for Norton Ghost 15, created the installation CD, installed Ghost, and ran the driver validation from the installation CD. I got the following message:

> The following devices do not have drivers in the Symantec Recovery Disk.
>
> WAN Miniport (IKEv2)
>
> A detailed information about these devices is given below
>
> Description : WAN Miniport (IKEv2)
> Class : Net
> Class Guid : {4d36e972-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
> Hardware Id : ms_agilevpnminiport
> Hardware Id : MS_AgileVpnMiniport

From a bit of googling, it seems it is more of a higher level interface than an actual hardware device. I'm not really sure what it's used for, or how likely I will miss it in the event of a recovery. Is this something I should spend time worrying about right away?

The thread WAN Miniport (SSTP) driver problem - Microsoft Answers says it's not needed in "most cases" but I was wondering if any exceptions might be encountered during recovery (when I would like to use WiFi to surf and restore my system to non-factory state, as well as to do diagnostics on a possibly bad HDD).

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06 Jan 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

WAN miniport is your modem. I think this is all smoke. You are OK. GHOST is always overly protective. That's why I stopped using it. There are better options.
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06 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Do you mean phone jack for dialup? I don't have a phone jack on this machine. I use either Ethernet or WiFi. If it's for dialup, I certainly don't need it.

For my odd Toshiba partition setup, and the fact that I'm am targeting a smaller HDD to make a bootable clone, I need either Acronis True Image or Norton Ghost 15. There are fans and opponents of each one, and I had to start with something.
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06 Jan 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No, I mean your Modem, the thing to which your ethernet cable is attached.

And for imaging programs I prefer free Macrium by far - or free Paragon. I have used most any imaging program including Ghost 14 for 2 years. None are as easy to use and as reliable as free Macrium. But you use what you are comfortable with.
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06 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Well, I can certainly see a need for ethernet upon recovery. I'll try to find out how to add the missing driver to the Ghost recovery discs.

The reason I'm using Norton Ghost 15 (or Acronis True Image as a runner up) is because of my odd requirements. I want a bootable clone, not a recoverable image (though I may end up doing the latter when I've become more comfortable with managing partitions). Furthermore, the target HDD is smaller than the source HDD, and I want the cloning app to downsize partitions in the cloning process. That way, I don't have to mess around with the partitions on the source drive before making and verifying the clone. Finally, I want to clone all 4 partitions (Toshiba has extra partitions for recovery operations), so the app should have the flexibility to downsize the C-drive partition in the cloning process.

I did some googling around to find which apps have shown evidence of meeting such (not-so-common) requirements, and somewhere, Macrium was vetted out. I don't recall the exact reason, but would you be able to comment on its ability to meet all the above requirements?

As for Paragon, a respondent in one of their forums suggested Migrate OS to SSD, which I bought and tried. I wasn't able to select all 4 partitions. I'm assuming that it detected the boot partition (partition 1) and the C-drive partition (partition 2), but the former wasn't very clear. Tech support was not sure that it was designed for what I was trying to do, and suggested other apps.
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06 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

By the way, would anyone know where to get the driver? I would prefer to get it from a Toshiba or Microsoft site, but the laptop driver download page for my model at Toshiba Canada doesn't list anything containing "wan" or "miniport".

The thread WAN miniport ikev2, windows cannot load the driver - Pb for VPN connection how to transplant the relevant part of the registry, but I would like to avoid mucking with the registry if possible. I would feel much more confident about having a driver that can be installed by more conventional means (if there is such a thing).
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06 Jan 2012   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. the driver you are looking for you have to get from where you got your modem - e.g. your ISP. I doubt though that you need it.

2. As far as imaging goes, if you are comfortable with Ghost, use it by all means. But if you want to use an SSD, I suggest you only transfer the C partition and maybe the 100MB system partition (if you do not want to move the bootmgr from there to C). But with your images, there is no need to clutter up the SSD with the recovery partition and the tools partition. The Paragon Migration Tool is excellent for transferring C to the SSD. I use it all the time.
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06 Jan 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Good luck finding that driver anywhere other than from within Windows. It is included with Windows,

Missing drivers for WAN Miniport-wanminiport.png


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07 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
1. the driver you are looking for you have to get from where you got your modem - e.g. your ISP. I doubt though that you need it.

2. As far as imaging goes, if you are comfortable with Ghost, use it by all means. But if you want to use an SSD, I suggest you only transfer the C partition and maybe the 100MB system partition (if you do not want to move the bootmgr from there to C). But with your images, there is no need to clutter up the SSD with the recovery partition and the tools partition. The Paragon Migration Tool is excellent for transferring C to the SSD. I use it all the time.
Thanks whs...I'm a bit confused by #1, though. I didn't install the driver (or anything that I think would install such a driver). I strongly suspect that the driver came with the laptop, bought from Toshiba (or rather, through a local computer store who ordered it from Toshiba). I didn't get it from my ISP, and it would be quite surprising if it was specific to my ISP. I'm wondering if I properly understood your point#1?

About #2, I'm not really migrating to SSD, but Seagate's hybrid Momentus XT 500GB. It has way, way more capacity than I ever expect to use. So that's why I want to migrate the recovery partitions as well. Because if I ever lose my Toshiba recovery disks, I will be able to reburn them. Actually, Toshiba makes it so that you can recover to factory state without recovery disks (hold 0 down while powering up). I will never by stuck in another city just for lack of recovery disks. Does this strategy sound reasonable in light of the excessive capacity of the target HDD?
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07 Jan 2012   #10

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Good luck finding that driver anywhere other than from within Windows. It is included with Windows,

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That's what I feared. Sigh. Thanks...I hope we are proven wrong.
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