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      • 30. Re: Problem with Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Adapter driver
        MARK HANNA

        Follow these steps to get the generic software:

        1. Download the software for 64-bit Windows.

        2. Agree to the INTEL SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT

        3. Click on Network Adapter Driver for Windows 7*

        4. Save the file to a location on your computer so you can follow my earlier steps for editing the INF file.


        DISCLAIMER

        The software drivers provided on this page are generic versions, and can be used for general purposes. However, computer original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) may have altered the features, incorporated customizations, or made other changes to the software or software packaging they provide. To avoid any potential installation incompatibilities on your OEM system, Intel recommends that you check with your OEM and use the software provided via your system manufacturer. Intel or the computer original equipment manufacturer (OEM) may not provide technical support for some or all issues that could arise from the usage of this generic version of software drivers.

         

        Message was edited adding step 4 by: Mark H @ Intel

        • 31. Re: Problem with Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Adapter driver
          kamrath

          Okay, I'm with you so far... 'cept I'm not sure how to edit the contents of an exe file (PROWinx64.exe) using WinZip.  Is that possible?

          • 32. Re: Problem with Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Adapter driver
            alexander3133

            My approach to get the edited driver installed:

            1) Follow Mark H guide to download the Network Adapter driver for Windows 7 64-bit.

            2) You will get to download a file name "PROWinx64.exe" and save it to wherever you like.

            3) For me, it is not possible to extract the contents inside the executable file

            4) Navigate to "C:\Users\[Name]\AppData\Local\Temp" provided your operating system is installed in C drive. Replace [Name] with your current username and note that "AppData" folder is hidden attributed.

            5) If possible, delete all the contents inside "Temp" folder, although some files or folder might not able to be deleted.

            6) Right click "PROWinx64.exe" and click "Run As Administrator".

            7) Click Yes and the file extraction will begin.

            8) Do not press Next or do anything with the installation wizard dialog.

            9) Go back to the "Temp" folder and find a folder with current timestamp. I get this folder name "pftC4B8.tmp", it might be different for you.

            10) Navigate inside the "pftC4B8.tmp" folder.

            11) Copy the folder with name "PRO1000" and paste it to your desktop.

            12) Follow Mark H solution in post #27 starting from step 3 on the folder you copied to your desktop.

            13) Click Start, then right click "Computer" then click "Properties"

            14) Click "Device Manager".

            15) Expand "Network adapters"

            16) Double click "Intel(R) 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection" or equivalent.

            17) Click "Driver" tab.

            18) Click "Update driver".

            19) Click "Browse my computer for driver software".

            20) Click "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer".

            21) Click "Have Disk...".

            22) Click "Browse".

            23) Navigate "PRO1000\Winx64\NDIS62" folder in your desktop.

            24) Select "e1k62x64.inf" and click "Open".

            25) Click "OK".

            26) It should show Intel(R) 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection, and select it.

            27) Click "Next".

            28) Driver installation will begin.

            29) Click "Continue Anyway" if any digital signature dialog pop up.

            30) Click "Close" and the edited driver is now installed.

            31) Now you can safely cancel the installation wizard dialog.

             

            Hope it helps.

             

            Message was edited by: alexander3133 Reason: Edit and add steps.

            • 33. Re: Problem with Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Adapter driver
              kamrath

              Wow!  Nice work, Alexander!  Thanks!  Thirty steps... yet I can easily follow.

              • 34. Re: Problem with Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Adapter driver
                jgillispie

                Thanks Mark H @ Intel

                 

                I've been batteling this for over a month now and could not transfer any files with to network shares without blue screening but just transfered over 50GB and it worked Flawlessly. Dell E6410 here.

                • 35. Re: Problem with Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Adapter driver
                  kamrath

                  Hear, hear!  Too early for me to tell if this does the trick... but assuming it does... THANKS MARK!  (And thanks to Alexander, too, for dumbing down the 30 easy-to-manage steps!)

                  • 36. Re: Problem with Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Adapter driver

                    Hi Mark,

                    While I appreciate you have provided a solution to this, should we not expect Intel to rebuild the driver package to resolve this issue and release it?

                    Regards,

                    Scott

                    • 37. Re: Problem with Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Adapter driver
                      PRBUK

                      Mark,

                       

                      What about those of us experiencing the problem under 32 bit Windows 7?  The missing INF information looks 64 bit specific?

                       

                      Thanks

                      • 38. Re: Problem with Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Adapter driver
                        MARK HANNA

                        To alexander3133:

                        Thank you for sharing the steps you followed to apply the fix.

                         

                        To smartin and others looking for an official package with the fix:

                        Yes, Intel will be releasing a new package that contains this fix. The package with this fix covers all the Intel(R) Ethernet products and requires testing for more than this fix, which means that a quick package rebuild and posting will not happen. My best estimate is that the package with the fix will be available in the generic software postings on intel.com around the middle of November.

                         

                        I do not know what the version number will be on the package yet. At least one and maybe two software releases already nearing completion that will be posted before the release with this fix. Ignore the new software packages that get posted between now and November.

                         

                        I will update this thread when the packages containing the fix are available so you will not have to guess.

                         

                        Some manufacturers might have a package to download sooner than the generic package posted on intel.com.

                         

                        To PRBUK and others with 32-bit Windows 7:

                        The links and file names I gave earlier were for 64-bit versions of Windows 7.

                        Here are the steps to get the generic software:

                        1. Download the software for 32-bit Windows.
                        2. Agree to the INTEL SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT

                        3. Click on Network Adapter Driver for Windows 7*

                        4. Save the file to a location on your computer so you can extract and edit the INF file.

                        5. You can use alexander3133's steps except that the 32-bit file name and path is different. I put the changed information below for STEP 12:

                          1. In the PRO1000\Win32\NDIS62 directory you will find the e1k6232.inf file.

                          2. Open the file.

                          3. Find the [E10EA.HW] and [E10EB.HW] sections

                          4. Add this line to each of the above sections
                            AddReg = MSI.reg

                          5. Save the file and install the drivers and software.

                         

                        The edited sections should look like this example when you are done.

                        [E10EA.HW]
                        Include = machine.inf
                        Needs = PciIoSpaceNotRequired
                        AddReg = MSI.reg

                         

                        [E10EB.HW]
                        Include = machine.inf
                        Needs = PciIoSpaceNotRequired
                        AddReg = MSI.reg



                        DISCLAIMER

                        The software drivers provided on this page are generic versions, and can be used for general purposes. However, computer original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) may have altered the features, incorporated customizations, or made other changes to the software or software packaging they provide. To avoid any potential installation incompatibilities on your OEM system, Intel recommends that you check with your OEM and use the software provided via your system manufacturer. Intel or the computer original equipment manufacturer (OEM) may not provide technical support for some or all issues that could arise from the usage of this generic version of software drivers.

                        • 39. Re: Problem with Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Adapter driver
                          PRBUK

                          Thank You for your support to this thread Mark.

                           

                          Is it a reasonable assumption that the next 1-2 builds you refer to will have the same errors in the INF files which can be fixed in the same way as described in your recent responses?

                          • 40. Re: Problem with Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Adapter driver
                            MARK HANNA

                            PRBUK: Yes, the same errors exist in the next version release or two. Those releases are from teams focused on other products, so the driver files you need will not be in there. I will post something here when the release with the fix needed for this thread is available.

                            • 41. Re: Problem with Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Adapter driver
                              glate

                              I can't even begin to express my thanks. I have been looking everywhere assuming that it was a problem with the Cisco VPN Client. Thanks so much for you help on this one Mark.

                              • 42. Re: Problem with Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Adapter driver

                                Is this a generic problem with Intel NIC's?  We have some machines based on the DH55TC motherboard and it has an onboard NIC (82578DC).  We are having some blue screen and other problems that could be related to the NIC.  I notice this thread refers to the generic Intel NIC software so I thought I'd ask.

                                • 43. Re: Problem with Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Adapter driver
                                  MARK HANNA

                                  The fix and issues in this thread only apply to:

                                  • Intel(R) 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection

                                  • Intel(R) 82577LC Gigabit Network Connection


                                  Although the Intel(R) 82578DC Gigabit Network Connection uses the same driver as the other devices in this thread, the missing lines in the INF file do not apply.

                                  • 44. Re: Problem with Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Adapter driver
                                    alexander3133

                                    It has been more than a month and I did not encounter any single BSOD with the ethernet driver. This is great!

                                    Thanks again Mark H from Intel for solving the problem.

                                    I would like to mark this question as "answered".