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Windows 7: network adapter dead?

23 Jan 2017   #31
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

Control panel > Network and sharing center > Change adapter settings. Right click on the device and select Properties. On the next window click on configure. Click on the power management tab and make sure the box beside "allow the computer to turn off the device to conserve power" is unchecked. Then I would reboot. Also I second the suggestion to try a bootable linux distribution such as knoppix or ubuntu. You might also uninstall the device from device manager and rebooting. Does that computer have a wireless adapter? If so is it working? You might also go through the bios settings and make sure that it isn't disabling the network adapter or putting it to sleep. You could also reset the bios settings.


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23 Jan 2017   #32
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
Control panel > Network and sharing center > Change adapter settings. Right click on the device and select Properties. On the next window click on configure. Click on the power management tab and make sure the box beside "allow the computer to turn off the device to conserve power" is unchecked. Then I would reboot. Also I second the suggestion to try a bootable linux distribution such as knoppix or ubuntu. You might also uninstall the device from device manager and rebooting. Does that computer have a wireless adapter? If so is it working? You might also go through the bios settings and make sure that it isn't disabling the network adapter or putting it to sleep. You could also reset the bios settings.
it says the device is working properly in the general tab, but when i go into any other tab, i get 1 of 2 error messages

specifically for power management, it says this

ps. it doesnt have a wireless adapter


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23 Jan 2017   #33
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
It does make it sound like the adapter is asleep and since the port is dead it will not wake up when a cable is attached software wise. You said before that no lights even flashed with the cable in so that would fit this too.

Certainly interesting, if you want to make a usb instead I would do this. Pick disc image instead of a distro name and use the iso they you.
UNetbootin - Create Bootable Live Linux USB

Malcolm
ok i just tried booting the ubuntu live CD and i couldnt even get in
i tried using both the UEFI and non-UEFI options in the boot menu, but after the initial loading screen and 20min later, i would get a flashing underscore in the top left and a flash of color across the screen and back to the blinking underscore

i think this may have something to do with UEFI not playing nice

i could try a tor CD and see if that gives me any luck......
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23 Jan 2017   #34
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm I wouldn't have thought the EUFI would have made any difference to be honest as it is booting from a disk or stick that is. Having said that I have never tried it on a EUFI machine and perhaps now is the time I ought to try suppose to see what happens. Thanks for the headsup


I might have a dig around to see what the go is with that setup.

Edit: Well I went looking and came up with this although right now I am banged up in hospital and don't have access to my other machines to try it out but it sounds like disabling Secure Boot might work.
How to Boot and Install Linux on a UEFI PC With Secure Boot
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24 Jan 2017   #35
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chaosrealm93 View Post
ok i just tried booting the ubuntu live CD and i couldnt even get in
i tried using both the UEFI and non-UEFI options in the boot menu, but after the initial loading screen and 20min later, i would get a flashing underscore in the top left and a flash of color across the screen and back to the blinking underscore

i think this may have something to do with UEFI not playing nice

i could try a tor CD and see if that gives me any luck......
As John says definitely disable secure boot first to boot from uefi with that usb or cd. Also when the pc is booting since you have an asus board just spam F8 to get the boot menu to pick your usb or cd with or without UEFI.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Hmm I wouldn't have thought the EUFI would have made any difference to be honest as it is booting from a disk or stick that is. Having said that I have never tried it on a EUFI machine and perhaps now is the time I ought to try suppose to see what happens. Thanks for the headsup


I might have a dig around to see what the go is with that setup.

Edit: Well I went looking and came up with this although right now I am banged up in hospital and don't have access to my other machines to try it out but it sounds like disabling Secure Boot might work.
How to Boot and Install Linux on a UEFI PC With Secure Boot
Hope you feel better John that sounds rough.

Malcolm
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24 Jan 2017   #36
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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Hope you feel better John that sounds rough.
Thanks Malcolm yep it came at a time in life that I could do without but ti was down to my gung ho lifestyle

Anyway it will be good to see if the secure boot thing works eh?
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24 Jan 2017   #37
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

@ICIT2LOL
ouch, what happened?

@rvcjew
secure boot has always been "disabled" or set to "other OS" in the UEFI
i dont think it should make a difference tbh, since its a live CD and its not installing anything =\
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24 Jan 2017   #38
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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ouch, what happened?
Hmm 27th December just tidying up for the kids to come next day and in my usual do it first before really thinking about it / gung ho way - was putting up some curtains I just washed went to get down of a small step ladder lost my balance tried to steady myself by grabbing the curtain rail - it came out of the wall - the rest is history.

The crawl across the floor to get my phone was the worst bit and for a couple of weeks after in an ocean of pain until I finally got onto the right pain control..
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24 Jan 2017   #39
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Sounds like me after my back surgery. Bent down to pick up a shirt as I was folding laundry. Fell to the floor in sooo much pain. Couldn't walk for two days.
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24 Jan 2017   #40
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
Sounds like me after my back surgery. Bent down to pick up a shirt as I was folding laundry. Fell to the floor in sooo much pain. Couldn't walk for two days.
Yep I know mate it can be something as simple as that my son who is a lot taller than me ( in general I find taller people are more prone to back injuries) is prone to doing simple things just like you did. Only thing is I am used to be up and doing things and being stuck like this is not only boring but seems to have no ending - thank heavens for computers eh.
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