1.    21 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,130
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240

    Bug with removing Network bridge blocks Task manager from opening?

    Installed HyperV on HP Compaq Presario CQ57 Laptop, 4GB Ram, Windows 10 RTM 10240 x64 recent clean install activated with GenuineTicket.xml.

    The HyperV virtual network bridge interfered with the availability of Wifi, so decided to remove it. The Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller for Ethernet was not affected.

    Although the Bridge connection disappeared from the Network Connections window, I cannot remove the -

    Network Bridge
    "Removing connection(s) from the Network Bridge..."

    - dialog box, nor can I close the Network Connections Window, nor open TaskManager from Start, Ctrl-Alt-Del, or any other way I can think of, nor post the snip of the Network Connections window - in other words, I will need to close down to do anything more.

    After I have restarted, I shall try to get the snip posted here, so you can see the network hardware:

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    The restart took an age, so eventually I had to power off - without any apparent problems.

    How do I now delete the vEthernet Virtual switches? All network adapters have the Delete property greyed out!

    I shall be uninstalling HyperV in favour of Virtualbox or VMWare Player, so I will not need them.
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  2.    21 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 1
    Win 10

    I realise this post is old but for anyone else...

    You can remove the disabled Ethernet switch by going to Device Manager, expand Network adapters, right-click on Hyper-v vitual Ethernet Adapter and selecting Uninstall.

    I guess you've been having trouble with Hyper-V. Some days it's fine, sometimes the bridge doesn't work to the virtual machine and some days the hosting PC's Wi-Fi is stuck on 'identifying' and won't connect to the internet.

    Usually you can resolve it by right-clicking on the Wi-Fi in Network Connections and selecting Remove from Bridge, then add it back to the Bridge. Or go to Hyper-V's Virtual Switch Manager, select the virtual switch and uncheck 'Allow management operating system to share this network adapter,' close it, then go back in and enable it again.

    Other times you have to Remove the virtual switch and create a new one.

    In the worst cases it gets stuck trying to remove a bridge, a few minutes later the screen goes black except for Start, Cortana and Task view and none of it is responsive. In that case you have to throw the power switch. Fortunately Win 10 does recover gracefully from such conditions but afterward you're left with Disabled virtual switches and that's where this thread started.

    It's causing me problems at least once a week.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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