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Constantly re-installing network drivers


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#1 Anjun

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 12:28 PM

Hey all, 

 

I've been having this issue for a week now. Almost every time I start up my PC, the network connections don't work. I have to pop in my motherboard driver CD and remove the currently installed Internet LAN driver and re-install to fix the issue. 

 

The image below shows the diagnostic result and also the motherboard I'm using.  

 

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#2 CaveDweller2

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 12:32 PM

Sounds like a Windows issue but what else have you tried besides a complete driver re-install? What does the icon look like in the status bar? What does it show in device manager?


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#3 Anjun

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 12:38 PM

I haven't tried much! As for the icon, it's a red X mark when the issue occurs. 

 

http://imgur.com/3sD5ypb  --Device Manager. I'm not sure that's helping though. 



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Posted 23 October 2014 - 02:36 PM

From that picture there is nothing wrong with your drivers but I am assuming you have corrected the issue already. So look again before you fix it. If there is a yellow ! or red x there then the drivers are messed up. If the red x is only in the status bar the drivers are probably fine and there is another issue. Are you turning your PC on or waking it up?  Right click the networking icon in the status bar and click Open Network and Sharing Center. Where is the red x? If you right click and click Troubleshoot, what happens?


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 09:13 AM

Okay! I actually reformatted to check it Windows was the problem. I still have the issue. I removed and installed the drivers again, making it work. 

 

In the Network and Sharing Center, the Red X is located between my Computer and Network. Also the windows network diagnostic said that it might be a problem with the wired network adapter. It was working fine with my old computer. I replaced my motherboard, CPU, and power supply. I really hope it isn't a hardware issue.



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 12:06 PM

Having to replace driver files could indicate bad sectors/clusters on the drive if the files keep landing in the same place.  Formatting does not reveal this type of issue.

To make sure this is not the issue do two things

 

1. run chkdsk /f via a command prompt and answer yes to the question.  reboot so it runs

2. go to system tools and run the defrag utility after the check disk.  This will assure the driver files will land in a different place then before.

 

See if this stops the reload requirement.



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 12:08 PM

so there is nothing out of the ordinary in Device manager? Without reinstalling the drivers if there is a red X between your PC and network, on the left side click Change adapter settings, right click your connection, normally Local Area, click Disable then right click and click Enable. Does that do anything?


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#8 Anjun

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 11:43 AM

Having to replace driver files could indicate bad sectors/clusters on the drive if the files keep landing in the same place.  Formatting does not reveal this type of issue.

To make sure this is not the issue do two things

 

1. run chkdsk /f via a command prompt and answer yes to the question.  reboot so it runs

2. go to system tools and run the defrag utility after the check disk.  This will assure the driver files will land in a different place then before.

 

See if this stops the reload requirement.

I ran it first so I did the check before I reached the second step. Is this where I go for step 2: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/improve-performance-defragmenting-hard-disk#1TC=windows-7 ? I couldn't find any system tools. 



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Posted 26 October 2014 - 11:44 AM

so there is nothing out of the ordinary in Device manager? Without reinstalling the drivers if there is a red X between your PC and network, on the left side click Change adapter settings, right click your connection, normally Local Area, click Disable then right click and click Enable. Does that do anything?

That didn't seem to do much. I checked the device manager. Am I missing something? Does this look normal? http://imgur.com/a/12A9q



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Posted 26 October 2014 - 03:10 PM

Hm. I ran the check disk and the defrag and the problem is still there. Had to remove and install the internet LAN driver again. 



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Posted 26 October 2014 - 10:13 PM

Did you try swapping LAN cable connectors or use another port from the router just in case? The latest release for the LAN and chipset drivers are also available on ASUS support site http://www.asus.com/ph/Motherboards/Z97MPLUS/HelpDesk_Download/


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