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LAN Troubles

  1. #1


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8

    LAN Troubles


    Hey guys,

    I installed Windows 8 two weeks back. Since the last week I am facing a very peculiar problem.

    At random, Windows would refuse to shut down, although it would cancel out the display. Hitting the power button it would bring the PC back to life in a state half in shutdown and half alive. Upon restart, Windows will refuse to detect my LAN driver. It wouldn't even show up on the device manager (not even as an unknown device).

    I have Gigabyte G1 Assassin motherboard with BigFoot Network LAN card. To make the LAN work again, I have to delete the Big Killer Network software from my PC and re-install it again. But after two days, Windows will do the same thing all over again.

    What could be the reason behind this? Any help would be appreciated!

    System Rig:
    Intel Core i7 processor
    4GB of RAM
    GTX 580

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    This won't sound right, but try turning Fast Startup off: Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    This won't sound right, but try turning Fast Startup off: Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8.

    .
    Hmm. Alright, I have disabled Hibernate and subsequently Fast Startup. It has added 3-4 seconds to the start up though, which sucks. Let's see if it works.

    If any one else has any other solution, please do post here. I would love to have Fast Startup enabled!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Yes, let's see. Please let us know. And, you are welcome.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8


    Turns out, I really want my Fast Startup. So I tried looking for other solutions to my problem. I found out that BEFORE the LAN problem occurs, Windows gives an error that the BigFoot LAN software installed on the system has crashed. I disabled it from Windows Startup, and even with Fast Startup enabled, I haven't run into any problems so far.

    I will update further to see that remains the case.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8


    Yup, LAN drivers went missing just now. Disabling the software didn't help much. Argh, using WiFi for now, and hopefully look for another viable solution than turning off Fast Startup.

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