Windows 10: Tried to update NIC driver to Win 10 driver now all NICs are missing
Tried to update NIC driver to Win 10 driver now all NICs are missing
I have an ASUS P9X79pro with Win 10 ultimate? that was upgraded from Win 8. I have a multi boot system with old versions like Win 7, Win 8, etc.
I have been noticing that my Giga network will sometime reset from 1000 to 100 so decided to upgrade the drive to the Win 10, 64bit driver. The installation failed and I donít recall what the issue was. Sorry, I didnít expect to be in this much trouble so I just went ahead to fix the problem
The status now is that all NICs that I have or add to the system shows up nicely in the device manager under network adapters but when I look at the Network and Sharing Center, there are no networks.
I have deleted all the network adapters, rebooted and the devices are repopulated in device manager but no networks are available in the Network and Sharing Center.
I have tried adding various other network adapters like 2 USB Giga Ethernet adapters and 3 different WiFi USB devices. 4 of them are new, Win 10 compatible devices. They all show up in device manager and nothing in Network and Sharing Center.
Basically, it sees the network adapters in device manager but the Network and Sharing Center says I donít have any devices.
I tried to restore to before the diver update but I donít have a restoration point. I also donít have a backup to restore.
It looks like I need to remove all network software from Win 10 and reinstall it.
Any ideas how to fix this?
Last edited by Bill Kalbo; 24 Oct 2016 at 12:33.
What do you mean that all Nic's are missing? How many Wifi Adapters and Network cards do you have installed? If you are trying to use Hyper-V, that can get screwed up also if you tried to make changes.
You need to use the drivers that ASUS has for your motherboard.
Look at the motherboard info at Asus's support website for that motherboard. If you built the system or had someone build it for you, you would know that there is one onboard Ethernet and one Bluetooth adapter onboard. Running multi-boot systems will screw things up. It is easier to keep the older OS's as a Virtual Machine or on another drive that you can choose from Boot Option.
Any changes you make with one OS can screw up the other OS's.
Did you try Settings>Network and Int.>Status> and at the bottom Network Reset ? and or the Network Troubleshooter on the same page
Did you check in the Bios everything is still enabled ? .......I guess it's alright if seen in DM though....
I tried that but there are no networks to reset.
I need to figure out why the NICs are in the device manager under network adapters but when I look at the Network and Sharing Center, there are no networks.
It's a strange one for sure , one I have not seen , but I don't think you will see a Network in NSC , if it is not connected to anything.
Did you remove the Chipset Driver or anything Else ? any other errors or exclamation Marks in DM ?
Did you enable/disable the Adaptor in DM and see if it will renew it's IP address ?
Did you try ipconfig /all at a command Prompt ?
Does you Router "See" the Computer on Ethernet or Wifi ?
Are you on the Latest win10 ? just curious as you settings windows looks different but that maybe due to having no connections.
It's almost like it thinks it is a laptop and Airplane Mode has got switched on somehow.....
I assume since you can Dual boot that everything is working in Win7 or 8 ?
another thought ... You didn't uninstall the Network protocols instead of the Adapters did you ?
Ie if you go the Properties of the Adaptor ..... you have TCP/IPV4 ,IPV6,Client for Microsoft Networks ,File and Printer Sharing etc ?
if not .............
To run the Network troubleshooter
- In the search box on the taskbar, type Network troubleshooter, and then select Identify and repair network problems from the list of results.
- Follow the steps in the troubleshooter and see if that fixes the problem.
If that doesnít fix your connection problem, try these things:
- Reset the TCP/IP stack
- Release the IP address
- Renew the IP address
- Flush and reset the DNS client resolver cache
To run these networking commands in a command prompt window
- In the search box on the taskbar, type Command prompt, press and hold (or right-click) Command prompt, and then select Run as administrator > Yes.
- At the command prompt, run the following commands in the listed order, and then check to see if that fixes your connection problem:
- Type netsh winsock reset and press Enter.
- Type netsh int ip reset and press Enter.
- Type ipconfig /release and press Enter.
- Type ipconfig /renew and press Enter.
- Type ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter.
And one more for today ......
do you have a 3rd Party Firewall or possibly Antivirus like Eset perhaps , which might be blocking Connections?
See my post and your post in Device Manager. Disregard about going into System, since that is not how you will fix this. I have already stated that all that you need to know.
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