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Windows 7: NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet card not detecting cable

26 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet card not detecting cable


Had this problem for a few years, but hasn't really bugged me until lately when I need it!!

I have a Dell Studio XPS M1330 Laptop, has NVIDIA motherboard. I think ever since I purchased the PC this problem has occurred.

Problem: NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet card will only detect an ethernet cable when I restart. The minute I unplug it, it will not detect it if I plug it back in. I have searched high and low for a solution but have not been able to find one that works. I have disabled the sleep setting on the device and made sure the computer is not allowed to turn off device to save power. Drivers are updated.

Please help if anyone has an idea. I have a lot of knowledge with computers so you do not have to dumb it down....although I can't figure this one out!


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26 Sep 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

I assume you are unplugging it and going straight to wifi?
You'll want to disable the wifi before plugging it in again (most laptops have a buttong for this that looks something like ((i)), or there will be issues with the router.
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26 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Thanks for replying quick, but it doesn't solve my issue. So far the only way to get a connection via ethernet is by reboot. Almost like it shuts off immediately after unplugging and doesnt start until I reboot with the cable plugged in.
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