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Windows 7: Windows7 32bit Disables NIC

18 Apr 2011   #11

Windows 7 Professional 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TCG View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
My vote would be for the sleep option turning off the power to the card and not waking it up when you resume.

Try it without the sleep option, blank the monitor and see what happens.

This is surely plausible and I'd suggest this as well. There are issues currently with SP1 on Win7 and sleep states which would support Rich's suggestion also.

I've read that disabling Hybrid Sleep helps with some people's issues after the SP1 install, you could always give that a whirl as well.
Although I am hesitate to disable the Hybrid Sleep because it is my understanding that its purpose is to write cache to the hard drive, your response did get me to looking at some of the other Power Options listed. Since the NIC is on-board that makes it a PCI device and I am going to test turning off the option for power saving for the PCI Express, Link State Power Management. I will post how that works out. Thank you.

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