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Unable to install NIC's - Invalid data error

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Unable to install NIC's - Invalid data error


    Hi,

    I am unable to install the drivers for my NIC's getting the error 'Invalid data as shown in the images below'.

    It has previously been working fine on all adapters but I needed to uninstall the network cards as HyperV was throwing up an error when creating virtual switches which may have caused this?

    PS C:\Users\JGAdmin> get-netadapter


    Name InterfaceDescription ifIndex Status MacAddress LinkSpeed
    ---- -------------------- ------- ------ ---------- ---------
    Ethernet 40 Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Netwo... 117 Not Present 0 bps
    Ethernet 39 Broadcom BCM5709C NetXtreme II Gig...#2 132 Not Present 0 bps
    Ethernet 38 Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Net...#2 131 Not Present 0 bps
    Ethernet 37 Broadcom BCM5709C NetXtreme II Gi...#50 130 00-26-55-1A-A8-4A 0 bps
    Ethernet 34 Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Net...#3 127 00-1F-29-56-C2-51 0 bps
    Ethernet 33 Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Net...#4 126 00-1F-29-56-C2-50 0 bps
    vEthernet (VLAN3 (Desk... Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter #3 71 Not Present 00-1F-29-56-C2-51 0 bps
    vEthernet (VLAN2 (Serv... Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter #2 64 Up E8-39-35-14-23-2C 10 Gbps
    Click image for larger versionClick image for larger version

    I have tried numerous drivers with no luck all getting the same error. If you need anymore info please let me know

    The box has alot of data on it so I would rather not have to do a clean install, so any solutions most welcome!

    Many Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    It helps to know if you are using some kind of Virtual Machine software.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    It helps to know if you are using some kind of Virtual Machine software.
    there post say they are using hyper-V, Microsoft virtual tool found in pro and enterprise ,win7and 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    It helps to know if you are using some kind of Virtual Machine software.
    there post say they are using hyper-V, Microsoft virtual tool found in pro and enterprise ,win7and 8
    There-in lies the problem with what they are wanting to do.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Yes I have HyperV set up but this shouldn't affect the ability to install drivers for the NIC's

    I have tried disabling the service and then installing the NIcs but this made no difference
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  6. #6


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    Linux Mint 17.2


    You do not have to install any VM Nic's. The Virtual Machine will install them as needed. As for the drivers. In a reality sense. VM hardware does not use drivers per say. In the sense that physical hardware does.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    You do not have to install any VM Nic's. The Virtual Machine will install them as needed. As for the drivers. In a reality sense. VM hardware does not use drivers per say. In the sense that physical hardware does.
    oh I think you do with hyper-v ,I think that was the reason I stopped trying to learn how to use hyper-v ,I just couldn't figure it out .
    see link .
    https://www.google.ca/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=...zation+gateway
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  8. #8


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    Linux Mint 17.2


    I did not even attempt to play with Hyper-V. Even though both of my laptops that are in our household are capable of using it. If I need a Virtual Machine. I use Virtual Box.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    The problem lies on the actual pc itself, forget I am using Hyper-V at the moment. I have 3 network cards that I am unable to install the drivers for currently. I am not installing on Hyper-V but on the actual pc itself - each time getting the data is invalid error or once the driver is installed it says the device has a problem and cannot start (code 10)

    Btw Hyper-V is fairly simple to setup and alot more powerful than virtual box, the virtual switch element can be a pain but once configured its great.
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  10. #10


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by thomas159 View Post
    Btw Hyper-V is fairly simple to setup and alot more powerful than virtual box, the virtual switch element can be a pain but once configured its great.
    yeah for me no issues setting it up, just the network part ,followed TechNet info and still could not get it working, will try again one day ,a good winter project
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