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Windows 7: Network Adapter driver disappeared overnight

24 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Network Adapter driver disappeared overnight

G'day all,

I'm having an odd problem I've not encountered before, nor can I seem to solve by myself - despite reading a tonne of threads on here & toms hardware trying to sort it.

Overnight, it seems there was a windows update. Whether it's related or not, it seemed the computer got stuck in an odd sleep state, and had to hold the power button to power it off, and then reset it as it couldn't get to the bios.

Once I got it to boot, everything was alright, except it seems my network adapter has disappeared, and I can't connect to the internet except by tethering my phone to my wireless at home (hence I'm posting )

I've re-installed the driver disk for my motherboard (Asus Rampage III Extreme), and also grabbed the intel one direct from their site. Neither show up in either Device manager, or 'View network connections' in control panel.

I'm stumped. It's unlikely that it's shat itself (hopefully), so I'm hoping one of the guru's here has something I can look at.

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Potentially unrelated, but yesterday I also installed a HBA to allow use of a 3tB drive. It was installed correctly, and functions properly.

Thanks in advance,

Chris


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25 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

ipconfig /all shows
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25 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There was two update that windows made ,one on april -that crash all the brasil pc and the last recent ,but i never here that comes until australia.
Microsoft urges Windows 7 users to uninstall 'Blue Screen of Death' patch - Computerworld
If you are sure that was an update to cause this problem then you could try to use a restore point , or back-up your update.
Let me google that for you
How To Recover From a Frozen Windows Update Installation
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25 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I should have mentioned that I've restored it back to yesterday before anything was wrong, it didn't solve it.

I've also discharged it from 4.30pm my time until 12.00am when I've got home - again, no fix.

Should I consider it dead? Or is there something else I can try before I shell out more cash (limited on PCI-E slots, will have to be a shitty USB one)
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25 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well you could try to reset bios -by taking off the battery(if you have an overclock all the feature turn to normal ) , you could buy a lan card to see if the familly lan buid -in is gone (has lower price, a t-link wifi i buy'it last week at 29 euro) , or you could try to reinstall your windows. If the lan build is problem i guess that you have the right to turn back since is new .
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25 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Looks like that's the way to go. I'll give it a shot
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