I just installed the Intel desktop control center beta on a dp45sg. As soon as I ran the program, the computer instantly shut down, and when it re-booted, the network interface failed to connect to the network. A loopback test fails for the 82567LF-2. Re-installing network drivers, bios does not help. I also uninstalled the desktop control center software. Any thoughts on what happened, and if the situation is fixable?
To be honest with you, I did not get any problem with this board last time I have used it.
So I will advise you to uninstall the IDCC completely from the system. Make sure everything works fine with your lan. Re-install the LAN drivers from the website if necessary.
Then DO a CMOS clear on the BOARD by removing the CMOS battery for 10 mins
Update the BIOS to the latest one V0116 using the Recovery method or ISO method or Iflash method.
Then install the IDCC again, see if it helps
Let me know how it goes.
All the best,
Unplugging the PC from the wall socket seemed to fix the network problem. I did not realize that the power button on the PC does not really shut down power to the motherboard, and the network interface appears to remain active. After trying everything I could think of, I unplugged the the PC in order to put in a PCI network card. However, I could not get the card to work, so I just tried one more time with the embedded network solution and everything worked, which is why I believe that completely removing the power re-set the network interface. I felt pretty dumb for not completely shutting power to the mother board. I haven't tried the Desktop Control Center again - I think I'll wait until they have a version that is not beta. Hope that helps.
Hmmm, I thought I'd pulled the power. Anyway, here's what worked for me:
Oh man, was this ever an unpleasant afternoon. Good thing I found this thread.
Hi, I just fixed this issue with my computer and I was wondering why it happened. Windows 7 would not reconnect to the internet so I just turned off the power switch in the back, waited 10 or 15 seconds and turned it back on. After the reboot everything was peachy. I didnt uninstall anything. I ran the program again and the internet connection worked fine.