Help Needed:-Windows 8.1 disabling ethernet adapter automatically

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Windows user, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Windows user

    Windows user MDL Senior Member

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    Hey guys I have an Intel 82579V Gigabit network adapter with the recent Windows 8.1 drivers installed & I am facing a very weird problem which never happened on Windows 8....the network adapter is getting disabled by Windows everytime I shut down my PC & when I try to enable it,it shows enabling adapter & it gets disabled immediately & if I try to restart/shutdown my PC,it freezes at the restarting/shutdown screen & I have to hard reset it...when that happens the network adapter starts working again with no problems. :confused: Is there a way to fix this issue?? This happens only on Windows 8.1,never happened on Windows 8 :huh:
     
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  3. Windows user

    Windows user MDL Senior Member

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    I see...ok, will try the above solution & report if it worked :rolleyes:
     
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    I am curious as well...since they haven't offered a real 'professional' solution for this issue...at some it works at others, not....:rolleyes::)
     
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  5. Windows user

    Windows user MDL Senior Member

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    It worked,I reinstalled the driver & applied the firmware update :D I didn't notice it before that the adapter name was changing....Thanks bros :worthy:

    BTW:- I see 4 more LAN connections that have been made in network & sharing centre named as TAP-Win 32 adapter OAS (there are 1 of these shown) & TAP-Windows Adapter v9(there are 2 of these shown)...what are these?? I didn't have these in Windows 8....the drivers for these adapters also show up in Device Manager :confused:
     
  6. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    They are old and new versions of TunTAP Virtual Private Network Adapter, one solution used for KMS V6 (Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2) localhost activation.

    Did you ever use CODYQX4's Microsoft Toolkit?
     
  7. Windows user

    Windows user MDL Senior Member

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    Yeah...I did use the latest one :D
     
  8. Helmutcheese

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    Just Virtual/MS software devices, ignore them, my Z87 has a load of them.
     
  9. Windows user

    Windows user MDL Senior Member

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    So, they are safe...& I thought it was caused by a virus attack :p