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Windows 7: Marvell network adapter just disappears

09 Sep 2009   #1

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Marvell network adapter just disappears

I'm using a Marvell Yukon 88E8053 Gigabit adapter. When I installed 7 and logged in for the first time, my ethernet did not work. I had to use a USB drive to get drivers to install it. So, I get it installed and working and then I add the PC to my domain, log in with a domain user and it cant even find the DC to authenticate to!

I log back in with the user on the workgroup and find that the ethernet is not working. I look under device manager and the "Network Adapters" node is not even there! I try to install the Marvell adapter and ony Intel adapters are listed. When I try to "Add Legacy Device" and use the drivers for my Marvell, it won't even display a list to choose a model from, so at this point I'm pulling my hair out. I reboot, log in with the worgroup user and the network card shows up; OMG.

At this point I can finally log in with the domain user. I'm installing a bunch of software and I finally stop and let the system lock the computer. I come back, log in and guess what, no stinkin adapter; not even in device manager. Looks I have to reboot every time this happens. I just set the power options to High Performance, so hopefully I can get past this issue for now.

Anyone else having this problem?

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16 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

My Marvell Yukon 88E8053 Gigabit adapter just disappeared and now is missing from device manager. I tried all a nkew to fix this but I had to finally attach a usb adapter.
I have the latest drivers from Marvell they don't even show up in the list when I use hdwwiz.exe.
Anyone else faced this problem?
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