Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Dodgy Driver or Faulty Network Adapter

24 Aug 2013   #1
Scorpio721

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 
Dodgy Driver or Faulty Network Adapter

Hi All,

Background:
I spent a whole day re-installing windows 7 64-bit and configuring it plus adding my applications and then doing all the updates. The following day I spent re-partitioning my secondary HDD's so that I could have a partition solely for Steam and Origin (games totalling nearly a 1TB) and then copying them from their backup to the new partition. Everything was working just fine and I left Steam running updates on some of the games, however when I came back to see if the job had finished I discovered it had not, and in actual fact it didn't get much further than when I left it, but it appeared the connection was lost. Under closer examination it turned out that the device manager was indicating a driver or hardware fault with my Belkin N adapter and another device a USB Hub (actually a desk fan with a 4-port USB hub).

The problem:
(1) To solve this I initially thought it was the driver so I uninstalled the driver, restarted PC, installed latest driver but straight away it reported "Windows could not installed the device" (or whatever it says under a failed device installation). Tried a different USB port - same result.
(2) Next step try the older driver, same result.
(3) Noticing that my hub that was previously working is now not I thought it could be the intel chipset drivers that control the USB ports - however I already had the latest installed. Eventually I managed to over write the newer ones with the original drivers that came with my motherboard. Restarted PC and re-installed latest network adapter drivers but again failed to install correctly.
(4) Installed network adapter on laptop (OS: XP SP3 32-bit) with latest drivers - worked perfectly.

Side Note: originally in device manager the name of the adapter appeared but now it just says "Universal Serial Bus (USB) controller" which leads me to believe the adapters at fault yet it works under xp plus my usb hub went at the same time which tends to suggest the USB driver, however I have overwritten them.

Any advice on how to get my adapter/usb working?

Computer Specification:
Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme 6
CPU: i5 3570k 3.4 GHz
RAM: 16GB DDR3
GPU: Pallit Geforce GTS 250 512MB DDR3 (Green Edition)


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Aug 2013   #2
Scorpio721

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quick Update:
I just looked up issues with Belkin F5D5083 v3 adapter with Windows 7 64-bit and no-one has had any issues after Belkin released "2.0.0.12" Driver Version plus I had no issue with it in my prior windows installation which I had since at least beginning January this year.

Also I have managed to install a cheap network adapter I keep on standby - with no issues to speak of yet.

Quick Update 2:
I believe its a driver issue as a working USB won't even install correctly in the original USB port.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Aug 2013   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 64-bit
 
 

Hello Scorpio721.

First make it sure that you have installed your USB3 drivers properly (Etron/Intel): ASRock > Z77 Extreme6



Then Try Belkin drivers again .... Belkin USA Site
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


25 Aug 2013   #4
Scorpio721

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Arc,
Thanks for you reply. I have update all my drivers to the latest version and I know they work as they all worked in my prior installation. I think at this stage I give up trying mess around as I haven't the time and will probably make more problems than solutions so a clean re-install is the way I going, but thanks all the same.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Aug 2013   #5
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 64-bit
 
 

A clean reinstall is always good.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Aug 2013   #6
Scorpio721

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Solves Most Issues and Guarantees fastest performance, but can take a while.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Aug 2013   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 64-bit
 
 

Its ok ... observe how it is running. If needed, we are here to assist
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Dodgy Driver or Faulty Network Adapter




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
network adapter driver help
The laptop I'm using is the Sony Vaio SVE14A35CXH and I'm having trouble downloading network wifi driver. Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Under Device Manager, "Other Devices>Network Controller". I download and installed the Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG from the Sony Vaio Support...
Drivers
Problems with wireless network adapter and network connection driver
Hi, So recently I have removed a nasty zeroaccess rootkit virus(es) from my laptop. My Windows Firewall, Defender and Updates would not work (still won't), my browser kept redirecting to unrelated websites, and I was just overall having a TON of irritating issues. I installed MalwareBytes and...
Network & Sharing
No network adapter driver. Even after reinstalling it.
So I use to use an Ethernet cable and it worked fine until yesterday. Don't know what happened but this is how it went down. My brother was using the computer one night and the overclock I was testing failed on him. So he said he changed a few things in the BIOS without success and just turned it...
Drivers
No Driver for Network Adapter?
I was running my computer on Windows XP and it more or less crashed on me so I decided it was time to upgrade to Windows 7. I did a custom load and everything and it is loading fine for the most part but I cant seem to get an internet connection. I'm using a LAN and the same ether net cord plugged...
Network & Sharing
Network Controller Driver–not Adapter Driver
A few days ago I did a clean install of Windows 7. Now I have a problem. The computer is a wireless 'client'. It has a Realtek RTL8168D/8111D PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20). When I bring up Device Manager and expand 'Network adapters' I see "Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller". When I...
Drivers
How to install network adapter driver
I have a usb network adapter and the driver files are on a flash drive. On XP, I just selected search in this location and selected the driver folder. I cant figure out how to do that in 7. I have the flash drive plugged in and the adapter too but when it searches it can't find the driver folders...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:34.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App