Why does vista not like my network port?

Maximilian

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Ive done this before and i totally forgot about it, made a mental note to never ever again install the update for the nvidia network port through windows update. But i forgot and installed it, now i cant get the network port working again, i had to disable it in the BIOS as system devices didnt do the job. Im currently using a plug in PCI network card. Also whenever i tried to remove the old driver for the nvidia port or install a new one it wouldnt do it, it would either lock up or just fail to do anything at all. Whats the problem? How can i make it work again?

For the record it worked fine before i decided to install this thing from windows update. My specs are as follows:

Opteron 170
Abit AN-8 32X
4GB DDR1 PC3200
7900GTO 512mb
2x 160GB hdd
some dfi network card
 

bruceb

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Try System Restore to a day before you installed the Updated Driver
And as you pointed out, don't trust MS for driver updates ... only for
OS and their own programs
 

Maximilian

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I ditched system restore because it was hogging about 20-30 GB of space and i couldnt find an option for it to only hog about 1-2GB of space instead, so thats a no go.
 

bruceb

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Don't know what else to tell you. A-bit should have sent you a cd with all your drivers on it
when you bought the motherboard. If not, then you need to go ot A-Bit and download the
drivers .. Start with the chipset. I think your board, has an Nvidia Gigabit NIC .. but I can't seem
to find those drivers at Nvidia
 

bsobel

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Originally posted by: Soviet
I ditched system restore because it was hogging about 20-30 GB of space and i couldnt find an option for it to only hog about 1-2GB of space instead, so thats a no go.

Remember when I suggested people dont turn off system restore if they don't know how to fix their machines, this is exactly why.

Try #2, delete the card in device manager and select the option to delete the drivers. Then let windows redetect it.

Bill
 

Cutthroat

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Invest in Acronis True Image Home, and make a scheduled daily image to a seperate disk. Beats system restore anytime.
 

Maximilian

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Originally posted by: bsobel
Originally posted by: Soviet
I ditched system restore because it was hogging about 20-30 GB of space and i couldnt find an option for it to only hog about 1-2GB of space instead, so thats a no go.

Remember when I suggested people dont turn off system restore if they don't know how to fix their machines, this is exactly why.

Try #2, delete the card in device manager and select the option to delete the drivers. Then let windows redetect it.

Bill

I fixed this before without system restore, i simply dont remember how and no longer have the urgency due to having a second netowork port which wasent available the first time round.

Windows locks up when i try that, ctrl alt del only partially works because the mouse freezes after a while, yet the keyboard still responds, but very very slowly.