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Network drivers not found, stuck in deep sleep mode


totty

New Member
ireland

Posts
1
#1
Hi there guys/gals,

1st time posting here so i'll try to keep it as brief as possible with as much info as possible.

System windows 8
amd fx 6200 cpu
16 gb ram
msi 990fx gd55 MOBO
750w akasa venom psu
HD 7850 2gb ddr5
256 ssd crucial

I was in the process of replacing my old gpu for a new one the other day, i restarted my pc and nothing came on the screen. I have since found out i bought a faulty gpu. I replace the old gpu and restart again. Everything comes back on as it should. Except i have no internet. As the router is right by my pc i check with another cable that i know is working. Still no connection.
Network driver adapter isn't found. I jumped into control panel, programs and turn windows features on and off. It was here i discovered net framework 3.5 wasn't activated. Kept trying to restart the driver but couldn't connect to the internet so i was stuck in catch 22. I tried everything from tethering my mobile to it for internet connection but it kept failing at the updates.
I decided to do a fresh install of windows 8 to see if i had a corrupt driver. Win 8 installed and nothing has changed. At the moment the net framework is ticked for 3.5 so i assumed i'd be connected but still no joy. I've tried repairing the network driver but it keeps coming back with "the realtek network controller was not found. If deep sleep mode is enabled please plug the cable". According to some forums, they recommend powering down and leaving the ram out for a while. I did this just before going to bed and when i reinstalled ram and restarted the next day nothing had changed.
Having re installed win 8 a few times now and making sure what drivers i have installed for the motherboard are all up to date i am still in the same boat. I can't connect to the internet.

I'm thinking of biting the bullet and just going for an upgrade i can't really afford at the moment. If anyone can help i'd be so greatful. I actually wonder if i may have broken the ethernet port when i was cleaning my pc before trying the new gpu or maybe it fried a part of the motherboard when i plugged the gpu in.
Again, any help would be appreciated.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    home build
    CPU
    amd fx 6200
    Motherboard
    msi 990xa gd55
    Memory
    16gb ddr3 1600mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    hd readon 7850 2gb ddr5
    Sound Card
    on board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    pavilion 23xi
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    boot 256 crucial ssd
    3 x 1tb storage drives
    PSU
    750w akasa venom
    Case
    antec 900
    Cooling
    antec khuler h20 for cpu
    Keyboard
    ducky 9006g2
    Mouse
    naga 13
    Internet Speed
    60gb
    Browser
    google
    Antivirus
    avg full

CountMike

Well-Known Member
VIP Member
Guru
Belgrade , Serbia

Posts
4,664
#2
Really curious why wouldn't network driver work without .NET (dot net framework). Is it giving you an error about missing .NET ?
Can you make a Linux live USB boot ? If adapter wouldn't work with it either than adapter is no good.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

mzfhredi

New Member
Posts
1
#3
After a complete restore I had this same problem. I fought it for 4 days. Finally I went into to F2 setup and enabled my NIC. Then went to Device Manager and clicked 'show hidden' and my Realtek adapter was finally there! I right clicked on PC, clicked 'manage', clicked 'show hidden' again then right clicked on my adapter, then 'properties' then 'advanced' and scrolled to 'Wake on LAN and disabled it. WOW!! It worked on my Dell laptop hopefully this may help someone else.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1