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Windows 7: Ethernet disabled after updates installed

11 Jan 2010   #1
rustynails

Windows 7
 
 
Ethernet disabled after updates installed

I have recently installed Windows 7 on 2 computers. The first installed without a hitch and everything is working fine. I proceeded next to install it on my computer. The parts are slightly older but should not make a difference.

Anyways, 3 times now, after fresh installs, the updates don't always take and then when the computer restarts, The Ethernet device is not detected. I am going to attempt to find Windows 7 Drivers for my Ethernet device on the motherboard from the ASUS website and install it manually, but any other advice would be greatly appreciated, (such as MS' updates being corrupted and disabling the device? Or the OS simply installs the wrong drivers for the Ethernet device?


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11 Jan 2010   #2
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Look at the updates and make sure it doesnt download or install one for the nic
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11 Jan 2010   #3
rustynails

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, I did look at the updates but unfortunately info is limited in what the updates show. I can only get about 7 at a time that are essential updates. I am starting to think that my motherboard might be too old to run 7 as I cannot find any updated drivers online for not just the Ethernet device but the entire Motherboard. I am still searching.

Can you please tell me what the 'nic' is?
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11 Jan 2010   #4
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

The "nic" is the network interface card
It will say something about a network adapter in the name.


Try doing one update at a time, then you can find the trouble point.

My RM was running win 7 on a OLD dell p4 So unless if its worse than that it should run 7 fine....
(It actually ran 7 better than Xp )
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11 Jan 2010   #5
rustynails

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, I'll likely have to do a fresh install again to wipe out a lot of crap. So far, Windows won't strat properly but it is doing a startup repair op. I am hopeful this will fix things as the first time I tried to install, I got much further than the last 2 times.
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11 Jan 2010   #6
rustynails

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks again, I'm done for tonight. Wife has to get up at 6 but I'll do a fresh install and updates one at a time. So far there are only 5 and none say nic. They are Security Updates and 1 Hotfix. Not sure what that is for. I may continue this thread tomorrow if I get stuck again.
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11 Jan 2010   #7
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Alright,
Let me know how it goes...
I had to do that with vista its a pain......
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11 Jan 2010   #8
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rustynails View Post
Thanks again, I'm done for tonight. Wife has to get up at 6 but I'll do a fresh install and updates one at a time. So far there are only 5 and none say nic. They are Security Updates and 1 Hotfix. Not sure what that is for. I may continue this thread tomorrow if I get stuck again.
If again you will have trouble then I suggest flash new BIOS and update drivers for chipset too.
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11 Jan 2010   #9
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi rustynails, can you please advice and give link to what what the update is, if it indeed impact the NIC, we all need to now.

Thanks.
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11 Jan 2010   #10
rustynails

Windows 7
 
 

Sure will do. Starting the process over again, but flashing BIOS might be the way to go. I'll give it a try
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