Network card only works after Device Manager disable/enable

November 1, 2013 at 07:57:03
Specs: Windows Vista
About 75% of the time when I start my computer my home network does not connect and there is a red cross over the network icon in the task bar. Then if I go into Device Manager and disable the network adapter and then re-enable it, the network will then connect and the Red X mark disappears and the icon starts to flash and I have connected to the network and internet.

When it has not connected I have tried to use diagnose and repair tool and this says that the network adapter is having driver or hardware problems. The hardware must be ok because it works when I have disabled and enabled it in device manager, and of course I have also updated the network drivers lots of times.

Has anybody any idea what’s going on and of course how to fix it?

The network adapter card is a; NVIDIA nforce 10/100/100 Mbps Ethernet #2

Many thanks

Phil


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November 2, 2013 at 03:52:52
"The hardware must be ok because it works when I have disabled and enabled it"

Not necessarily ok. It could still be faulty in some way if it has to be disabled/enabled to bring it back to life. I would fit a new network card, that's got to be worth trying to get somewhere with this issue, especially as network cards are relatively cheap items.


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