Needs its drivers installed every time I start my PC. Running W 7 Ultimate 64 bit, PC Tools firewall, Avira anti virus. All latest drivers installed. When I start the PC from a shut down, there is a red sign on the network symbol in the tray. I have to go to Device manager, NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller, and as I am not connected to the net, install drivers found on the PC. Then it works fine. Is there a fix that ensures that the drivers at shut down are remembered? It never happend on XP, from which I switched about 2 weeks ago. (Clean install of W7)Maybe to do with W7 and this particular Network controller?
Motherboard : MSI K8M SLI-F, Chipset: NVIDIA nForce4 SLI, AMD Dual core 2200 (4400) .I had this W7 claen installed by a shop; he claimed it was ok with him! There is stuff on Google on this but it seems to involve obscure advanced tweaks to the drivers, and I am a bit loathe to fiddle!
howard64 Not sure what is the mobo cd - I assumed that drivers were auto detected by windows? It was a clean reinstall in the end after a period of dual booting with XP.
No, 3 years old and 64 bit w7 working well in all respects except for this one issue. Prior to installing W7, I ran the W7 Utilities programme and it reported all was ok for 64 bit W7.The problem only manifested itself when I dumped XP having dual booted with XP for 3 weeks and finding W 7 ok for me. Now I only have W7 and this is the sole issue. The network card works fin after I manually update drivers fron PC.The PC has an overall rating of 4.9 out of 7 in W7 64 bit so it is atill ok for a while!
Thanks. The drivers work ok each time they are loaded. Sometimes the device loads ok, and does not drop out. In event viewer, there is a message along the lines of " Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the DHEP ?? server) for the network card with address 0x003D399DD94 - the folliwing error occured: 0x79 Belkin." I have an ethernet connected Belkin N+ wireless modem / router and wonder if there is an IP issue?