So I have a really strange and enervating problem:
My network card periodically just stops working and the only thing I can do to make it work again is to restart the computer or uninstall the driver from the device manager, and then scan for hardware changes, which reinstalls the same driver and it starts working again for a few hours or minutes.
- When it goes out, on the taskbar it says that the cable is unplugged, which is untrue.
- When I try enabling/disabling the network adapter, the enable doesn't work it stays disabled.
- When I try enabling/disabling the network adapter in the device manager after enabling it says that driver failed to load
hardware & specs: Windows 7 Professional x64, ASUS M4A79XTD EVO motherboard, Realtek RTL8112L NIC.
I have latest bios, latest drivers for everything, I tried latest driver from asus, latest from windows update and latest from realtek site for the network card but all fail the same.
Any help on finding out what exactly is wrong would be much appreciated! Thanks!