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Windows 7: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller - Strange Behavior

14 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller - Strange Behavior

On an HP Pavilion E9220Y.

Problem:
The gigabit ethernet card, Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller, is not responsive after disabling then enabling the card, or after unplugging the ethernet cable then plugging it back in. However, from a cold boot the ethernet card works fine.

The card has the latest drivers.

Thankfully the wireless adapter is fully functional, but would love to get the ethernet card to function correctly too.

Any ideas?


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14 Mar 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ceryan View Post
On an HP Pavilion E9220Y.

Problem:
The gigabit ethernet card, Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller, is not responsive after disabling then enabling the card, or after unplugging the ethernet cable then plugging it back in. However, from a cold boot the ethernet card works fine.

The card has the latest drivers.

Thankfully the wireless adapter is fully functional, but would love to get the ethernet card to function correctly too.

Any ideas?
Have you tried re-installing the driver?
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14 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply. Yes, have tried reinstalling the driver (and older drivers) a couple of times, but it doesn't fix the problem.

This morning, thinking that the problem could've been caused by some power-saving settings in Windows, changed the settings to maximum performance, but that didn't solve the problem either.
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11 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 64-bit Professional
 
 

I am having the same problem on a custom build. Every time I restart my PC the network device needs to be disabled and then enabled in order for me to get internet access. I've tried a bunch of things just like ceyran, changing power saving settings, clean installs, and downloading different drivers.

Nothing seems to work and I was thinking this may be a Windows 7 compatibility issue ??? I don't really know what else to try and any help would be very appreciated.
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12 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Actually, I'm almost positive that my problem is caused by a faulty motherboard. Good luck with your problem, Newbi.
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13 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 64-bit Professional
 
 

Well that's not good news for me Ceyran, my motherboard has been giving me problems since the very beginning ... I was forced to flash my bios to get it to recognize my CPU.

I hope that I don't have the same issue ...

If anyone out there has an answer to the Realtek device problem I would greatly appreciate the help.
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13 Jan 2011   #7

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Disable then Enable

I have to say that I'm having the same problem as Newbie. This is a brand new computer, running Windows 7 Home Professional 64 bit. Our modem is a Qwest (read Actiontec) M1000 DSL with the wireless adapter. Our laptop can connect remotely with no problems, so I'm pretty sure it isn't the Modem configuration. However, everytime we start (or restart) our main computer, we have to disable the Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller, the re-enable it in order to get an internet connection. It appears that our drives for the Realtek are up-to-date. Anybody got any ideas here?
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10 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Same issue

Got a new "kit" computer with a Biostar motherboard. Installed Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. The Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller does not connect to the network - ever. Sure hope someone has some ideas here. Maybe change some of the "advanced" properties for the device?
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10 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Have you tried troubleshooting?
Right click on the Network icon and select "Troubleshoot problems"
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11 Feb 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Sure have - many times. I've also tried setting a static IP address, leaving it with DHCP, uninstalling and re-installing the drivers, updating the drivers from the MoBo manufacturer's site (Biostar) and from the controller manufacturer's website (Realtek). There are a number of "advanced" properties that can be set in Device Manager and I really haven't fiddled with any of those. I've moved the bios setting for the network interface from "auto detect" to "enabled." None of this has worked. The rest of the machine seems to be workiing fine, but these days you cannot get far without an internet connection.
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