nvidia onboard lan and bsod

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by lodore, Jul 3, 2007.

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  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Hello,
    for a long time the on board ethernet port didnt work.
    its nforce 3
    I couldnt even ping the router it was directly connected to.
    so today i thought i would go to add/remove programs and uninstall just the ethernet drivers.
    it worked fine and rebooted.
    then of course windows detected it on the reboot.
    so i went to the nvidia site and downloaded the lastest nforce3 drivers.
    i extracted it to the desktop and told windows where the driver was.
    now the on board lan port works fine.
    so now ive got my pci lan card i brought and the on board lan working.
    this isnt the end of the story thou.
    since i dont need the nvidia on board lan i tryed to disable it.
    but it bsod's everytime i try to disable it.
    other that just to hide the "a network cable is unplugged icon"
    what else can i do to disable the device without it bsod.
    this windows install is a real mess now.
    once i get my pc i might just make this pc for my parents aka just a few games, internet and email.
    lodore
     
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    You can disable the device in the BIOS.
     
  3. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    ok thanks ill read the manual and do it when my dad isnt around...
    lodore
     
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