Network adapter keeps on disabling itself

  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10

    Network adapter keeps on disabling itself

    Whenever I try to connect to the internet, my network adapter will instantly disable itself. It can display the list of available networks just fine, but once I tried to connect to any one of it, the adapter will disable itself. I even tried to connect using USB Tethering with my phone, and the driver responsible for it also disabled itself.

    I tried uninstalling and restarting, I also tried to change the power management settings and I also tried updating the driver. But none of it works.

    Any help will truly be appreciated!

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    I've confirmed that it's not a hardware issue by booting into a live Ubuntu USB. It seems that I have no choice but to do a reinstall of Windows (I have no restore point)?
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  2. Samuria's Avatar
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    windows 10

    Are you using a 64 bit system and is the driver signed?
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  3. Posts : 532
    Windows 10

    this sounds like the work of a rogue malware that manipulates group policy so i suggest you do full scans with several antivirus packages such as MalwareBytes & Rogue Killer & Commodo in addition to whatever package you use , if all fail an in place installation of windows using media creation tools might fix you .
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  4. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Yes, I'm using 64-bit and the driver is signed by Microsoft.

    I've tried an in-place installation with the 1903 build ISO and now I'm in the earliest possible 1903 build. But the problem still persists.
    This is incredibly frustrating, because my PC was working completely fine with 1903 just a few days ago.
    Can you elaborate on the group policies? I'll try some AV scans.
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    I've tried an in-place installation with the 1903 build ISO and now I'm in the earliest possible 1903 build.
    - could you confirm you did that without accepting updates as part of the procedure?

    When you've completed the scans, if clear, try a clean boot.
    You could also check what happens in Safe Mode with networking, although that should use a different driver.

    Please complete specs for your PC including details of the NIC, and any security software.
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  6. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    dalchina said: View Post
    When you've completed the scans, if clear, try a clean boot.
    Thank you so much, that actually fixed it!! God bless you sir. My WiFi is now functional and I'm no longer getting KERNEL MODE HEAP CORRUPTION bsod.
    So I'm guessing some of the non-Microsoft services or startup items are the culprit? I guess I need to check one by one.
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  7. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    Sounds hopeful.. you can now experiment and enable what you've disabled one by one, or if many, use a binary chop approach- enable half, if symptom recurs, disable half of those etc.
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