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Windows 7: No network connection found

11 Oct 2011   #11

Win 7 Ultimate x86

mediaman I also saw this in the forum some time ago......

Updates Taking Too Long To Install

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11 Oct 2011   #12

DELL Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

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When you say you re-installed windows, Did you reformat the disk or just reinstall windows without removing the existing partitions? When re-installing windows, I recommend a complete removal of the existing partitions so that any traces of the prior problems are obliterated.
Yes clean install/refomat.
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Also, one thing about ethernet connections, there is an option for the OS to turn the power off to an ethernet device both wired and wireless when it detects that the connection is not used, this could do what you described earlier.
Good tip - but that was of the first things I checked was the NIC configuration.
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Exactly what version of Windows 7 are you installing? OEM or full version?
DELL OEM Version Win 7 64 BIT .
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Also, before you install any microsoft updates, I recommend you make sure that all of your machine drivers, for motherboard, network and video are installed and up to date.
Right after the install, things seemed to be working - even the NIC.
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Hope this helps or commiserates with you.
Most definItely - misery loves company
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Upper left corner of the Windows Update windows is the option to "View update history", click on it. Your list of updates should be displayed, one of the columns is named "Status", scroll down the list until you find the failed update and write down the KB number. Google the KB Number as per this example to down the update file
Thanks for that tip. If I still see Failed items I will do this. Other posta tell me that Windows Update will offer up the update again at time point.
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Note: Sometimes a "Clean Boot" helps to insure the update installs.
Yup been there, but its hit and miss
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I HATE giving up on stuff like this !! It’s just a silly machine…….
Thats what the humans said about the Terminators, and look what happened to them, so unless your John Connor....

After a few more updates, and just letting in run for hours and hours, I got thru about 88 updates. Then it stopped working. I checked it a but further and guess what I found: "No Network Conectivity Found". That's right. See Original Post!!!!!

So in a moment of sanity it occured to me what REALLY happened 24 hours earlier. I had ruled OUT the machine as when I moved to a new location, connected it direct to the router ...but that was after I started the rebuild ( ie the factory NIC driver was in play). 24 hours later, near the end of the rebuild, update number 87 clobbered my NIC. That was the problem all along. An upadated Realtek NIC driver, once installed clobbered by NIC. So , almost done my rebuild anyway, I did a system restore, to a few updates earlier , started again, avoided that update, and now and I back to a working machine.

I could have avoided the rebuild with 20-20 hindsight, but I'm glad I did it anyway as it eliminated the other problem I had where the Dell config, togother with a tip on this forum re User files, left me with system, boot and user profiles spread over three partitions- they are now on one).

BUT HERE IS THE PART I DONT GET. The update that clobfered me was a Optional update. I dont recall every manaully selecting it. Do the autotmatic Windows updates also install the Optionals??? I have since change my settings from "Install updates autpmatically ( receommnded) to "Download updates but let me choose whether to install them."

Anyway, seem to be on the path again. I have been doing several image bakcups along way. Now neeed to isntall someore software and I should be back in business.

Thanks again for the company !
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11 Oct 2011   #13

Win 7 Ultimate x86

Mediaman ! whew... glad to see u up and working again. Windows 7 does not automatically update optionals unless the boxes are checked (or at least - not supposed to). Sometimes you have to uncheck, I always look thrice before clicking. I think the optionals should only come up on first update after install ?
Looks like you were the "farmer in the Dell" oops... sorry.
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