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MickRainbow

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I am running a PC with Windows 7 and a gigabyte motherboard board. My Ethernet controller crashes constantly and I have to re-install the driver every time I turn on my PC. As far as I know I have the latest driver form Realtek. Since this problem my Sky router also crashes intermittently, The Info In device manager is the device is working properly, even when it's not. Is driving me nuts so any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance

Edited by MickRainbow, 19 November 2013 - 07:34 AM.

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:welcome: MickRainbow

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Thanks for that


http://www.pcpitstop...?conid=25479341

Mick

PS it all seems good to me. Could it be a dodgy router causing the problem?

Edited by MickRainbow, 19 November 2013 - 03:49 PM.

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You are welcome :thumbsup:

Not sure about it being the router, possibly the firewall.

Try updating the chipset drivers for your MB first of all.
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Hey Phil, sorry to be a bit dopey but I can't find one any where . Could you give me a link please
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Cancel that Phil. I found it eventually, on Intel not Gigabyte site. However, it's still not working. I'd be pulling my hair out if I had any. Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Current Driver Installed 7.75.827.2013
"This device is unknown or unsupported".

This is what the Intel Auto update is telling me.Please contact the manufacturer for possible updates

Mick

Edited by MickRainbow, 20 November 2013 - 06:19 AM.

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See what - if anything DriverMax suggests
Please note that you are only allowed to download two drivers a day for free and be sure to uncheck the "install AVG toolbar" option.

As an asides Mick I noted µTorrent (two entries) in your list of installed software, are you aware of the risk of malware attack when downloading torrents.
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I downloaded an upto date chipset and another network driver fro Driver Max last night, but the problem persists. TBH I've been considering a fresh install with an SSD and it seems this might be the time to do it. As for the torrents. I do have anti virus etc and run Malwarebytes regular. Are torrents particularly dangerous? I've never had a problem with them as far as I know.
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An SSD will speed up your boot times so I would say yes to that but can you try a different approach to the present issue first please;

Have the latest drivers for the Realtek device saved on your desktop.
Create a new restore point.
Go into Device Manager.
Right click on the Realtek Ethernet device.
Uninstall both the Realtek device and it`s drivers.
Restart the computer and allow the device to be detected by the Hardware Wizard and then install the drivers for the device that you saved earlier - please ensure that Windows does not install it`s own generic drivers for the device.

RE downloading torrents: Some information for you Here
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Phil, you're a star. it's finally working. Thanks for your help and your patience. And thanks for the torrent advice. I think I'm OK with that though and already take the prpoer precautions. Not sure why 2 instances of U-torrent was on there though. Any way thanks again for you help.


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You are welcome and thanks for the follow up Mick :thumbsup:

The problem with torrents is that while some are perfectly legal and free from malware many are not, ask any member of the GTG malware removal team and they will most likely not be able to recall how many people that they have helped remove malware from their machine that had originated from downloading a torrent, at least you are now better informed to make your own decision.

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While I am on my soapbox another piece of info that you may find helpful is to avoid using so called "system optimizer software" as it often does more harm than good and the resultant fix suggested by the program will require a fee to be paid to the very same software provider that caused the problem, miekiemoes' Blog
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Thank's Phil. One final question. Does that include CCleaner? That's the only one I ever use.

Edited by MickRainbow, 24 November 2013 - 05:35 AM.

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You are welcome Mick :)

CCleaner is fine for keeping things nice and tidy but steer clear of anything to do with the registry :thumbsup:
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