0 Replies Latest reply on Feb 22, 2011 8:41 AM by ccrb

    dp55wb nic disable issue win 7 pro 64

    ccrb

      after nearly a year with vista pro 64, I had to do an OS reinstall, and vista never worked right again, doing a microsoft update, then rebooting undoing it, then redoing it.

       

      I bit the bullet and put in win7 pro 64.

       

      Everything is fine, but the NIC goes into error mode with every sleep and every boot.  I can turn off all sleep options, but I have to delete the nic in device mgr, do a scan for new hardware, and then it all comes back.  Not acceptable because I need a perm IP address and not dhcp.  I am not on site except when called in, and it seems stupid to try to teach non-techs how to delete the device and rescan for it.

       

      So, I believe it's a driver issue.  This is the driver details from device manager

       

      Intel PROSet Version 15.3.68.0

      Wake on Magic Packet is checked

       

      This pc acts as a peer file server so should really never go to sleep or idle.  I've changed the powerplan to never sleep.

       

      But what do I do to preserve the NIC & settings?