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Windows 7 Embedded fails to connect to network device

Q: Windows 7 Embedded fails to connect to network device

I'm trying to determine what is different with Windows 7 Embedded (32-bit) and network devices. I have a network device on and I can ping it just fine, but the third party software refuses to see it. If I use either Windows XP, Windows
7 Professional, or Windows 7 Enterprise, then I can connect to the device just fine. Unfortunately, you cannot get new PCs with anything except Windows 7 Embedded or Windows 10.

I've tried many network settings, turned off Windows Firewall, disabled IPv6, etc. So I am looking for suggestions on what else to try. My understanding is that Windows 7 Embedded installs less than other Editions by default, so I suspect that some software
layer needs to get installed.

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I'm unable to go click on the network icon on trey and switch to another of the listed network options (other than the one that I booted/restarted with)

And this happens regardless of from where to where I'm switching (whether from fixed cable to my router to wirless or vice versa or between wireless/wifi networks.

I've done all the gamut of checking the router and resetting and all that - in fact I've gone thru that with the ISP provider on the phone and he has remotely cheked the router and it's perfect. And my pc is perfect and the connection works perfectly without my intervention when I turn it on or restart. Troubleshooting is no help in this regard. I've also reset firewall to default.

I don't wanna restart my computer every 5 minutes just to access the internet. There got to be a better way this thing functions.

A:Windows fails to connect to a network without a restart

Whenever I troubleshoot the various connections this is what I sometimes get no report - other times I get these gems:

"Local Area Connection does not have a valid IP configuration"
"Wireless does not have a valid IP configuration"
"Network Bridge does not have a valid IP configuration"

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I recently made my annual Christmas e card with an embedded midi file, works great in IE but does not on my Kindle Fire. I know this is off-topic for this forum but I can't find help anywhere else. Does anyone know the code for embedded midi's that will play on a Kindle? I know my Kindle can play a midi because I downloaded one to test it. I just can't hear it in the webpage.

Any help at all is appreciated!

A:Embedded Midi Files Windows 7 vs Android Device

are you using the stock browser and is your ecard in flash? try boat browser or flashfox, also what OS version is the Kindle Fire?
EDIT: that is more of a question for your tablet over at XDA but I would probably just answer it there anyway.

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I have a Compaq Presario V300 laptop ith Vita and the wireless card works randomly. I recently bought a Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO USB Network Adapter and it was working fine until yesterday. It does see my connection, but it won't connect.

I've tried just about everything, uninstalling and installing again, updating the drivers from the net, and still nothing. It does turn on (I see the green light blinking) and there are no issues on the device manager.

Can anyone help??

A:Wireless USB Network adapter fails to connect

Ok, try taking off the Belkin Network adapter and using it on a friend's computer.....If the Belkin adapter connects, then there is a problem with ur internet settings.... u can try using another working adapter on the system...if that does not connect too, then check your connection settings or call your ISP..

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We are experiencing a strange issue here. Two of our computers died in one of our location and when we replaced those two computers with the exact same static ip, both of them can not connects to our network. For example, pc1 was replaced with the same ip
of and pc2 was replaced with another pc but same original ip address of Both of them cannot connect to our network. However, if we change the ip to a different address to and respectively, they work
just fine. We changed many dead computers in this location before and reused the same ip address without any issue. not sure why it is happening now. Could it be the firewall (sonicwall) or router that is causing this? Thanks.

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This has been happening for the better part of 10 months now. Its happened on both Windows 7 and Windows 8 (8.1 to be specific).

I cold boot the PC and sometimes the network connection will not connect. There are two ways to solve this:
1) Reboot works everytime I believe
2) Or just open the PROWinx64 zip (Intel Network Connections Install Wizard)

This is the interesting bit - I don't reinstall the driver, I merely open the zip, it extracts and it loads the very first screen of the install wizard. That's all that is needed to connect the network.

This began happening after I resinstalled Windows 7 last year, and after a bit of searching for a solution I decided to just upgrade to Windows 8.1 However, as I've seen the problem still persists.

Is this indicative of a hardware failure or what might be the issue?

I have tried multiple drivers. The latest one listed on the ASUS page (P8Z68-V Pro mobo) is from Sept 2013, so I've also tried one from Intel's page

A:Network Connection Fails to Connect on Start up Randomly

Welcome to the Forums.

Are you talking about mapped network drives that are set in Explorer to automatically reconnect?
If so you could try the net use command instead, in a batch file after a delay. The NIC may not be ready when the system tries to remap the drive on a cold boot.

But I won't go into more detail until you reply since you may be referring to another issue.

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I have windows 7 OS and network connect 7.1.14.

My Network connect was working fine when I had internet explorer 9. But when I did windows update, I got internet explorer 11 and since then my network connect is not working.

Its not going forward from host checker.. Continuously showing the same screen.

Anyone has come across such a problem? Please share..


A:Juniper network connect fails with internet explorer 11

Have you tried resetting internet explorer?

Make sure to delete personal settings:

Internet Explorer - Reset

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A bit of background for this issue:

1) Built a new computer - MoBo is Gigabyte z390 Gaming X. Freshly installed Win10, and then ran Windows Update on top of it (tethered it to my phone and used my phone data for this). Also made sure to install the driver for the WiFi adapter.

2) WiFi adapter taken from old build which I used w/ no issue in the same location, so it's not a range issue

3) The first time I try to connect to the network it asks for the security key; subsequent times, it will not ask for this (unless I reset the wireless connection)

4) It will look like the WiFi is trying to connect ("Checking network requirements"), but then the WiFi will turn off and back on again and then say "Can't connect to this network"

5) I also tried repeating this process with a USB WiFi adapter and am experiencing the same issue.

6) I have the computer set for maximum performance and turned off the setting for "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
Can anyone help me? I'm going crazy trying to fix this!

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I believe my PC has a virus or some sort of malware on it.
I recently recieved a large amount of threats which i thought BitDefender had delt with but now i have the following problems.
- my computer fails to detect any wireless networks (i know they are there)
- I have tried to use system restore but i get a error msg after reboot which says 'Cannot restore. No changes have been made to your system'

I have used BitDefender, AVG and Spybot Search & Destroy to scan for viruses but they fail to find any problems

My PC is running Microsoft Windows xp home edition version 2002 with service pack 3.

*(this is the first time i've had to use one of these sites so bare with me)

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Hello, I have setup Hyper-v on my system but once I setup the virtual switch, my network adapter no longer connects to the Wlan. when I look at network and sharing, it shows the virtual switch but not the real adapter. I followed the steps in the article: Hyper-V virtualization - Setup and Use in Windows 10
How to Setup and Use Hyper-V in Windows 10 for OS Virtualization
Published by Kari
03 Oct 2014.

the network fails everytime .

Can anyone help me?

Thanks in advance,


A:network adapter fails to connect after virtual switch setup.

When you create a Hyper-V virtual switch, that switch is from thereafter used also by your host to connect to the network.

Let me try to explain this. Here's how the virtual switch manager looks when both wireless and wired external switches have been created:
When Hyper-V external virtual switches are correctly set up, the host will show this:
In the above screenshot you can see that my host computer is connected to the Internet with both a wireless virtual switch (WLAN) and wired switch (LAN). You can tell they are virtual switches from the vEthernet prefix. The host is no longer connecting using its physical adapters but uses insted the virtual switches.

Looking the adapters you can see this:
If I now disable the wireless adapter, the bridge disappears and the wireless virtual switch shows Network cable unplugged:
To put this short: when you have set up an external virtual switch using a wireless adapter, from thereafter your wireless network adapter should never show Connected, nor should it never show a network name. It either shows Enabled, Bridged or Disabled, Bridged. That's how it should be.

More about Hyper-V virtual switches at our sister site the Eight Forums: Hyper-V Virtual Switch Manager

You could also check the video in this post, the part about virtual switches starts at 3:20 mark: Solved Windows 10 instructional videos by Ten Forums members - Page 52 - Windows 10 Forums


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After hibernating my Thinkpad Yoga 260 in most cases the cellular network fails to connect and continously displays the status "Disconnected". I have enabled the option "Let Windows manage this connection". In this condition when I disable "Let Windows manage this connection" and hit the "Connect" button I get the message "Can't connect to this network to this network.  Enter an APN and try again.". I've entered a new APN according to instructions of my mobile network provider but the behavior did not change.  When I reboot my notebook the cellular network connects correctly. This behaviour is new since abut two weeks after Windows has updated to the fall creators version. Before that it was working perfectly.  Of course I've run Windows and Lenovo updates.Additionally I've installed the latest version  of "Sierra Wireless EM7455 Software for Windows 10 (64-bit)" 7.47.4743.0105. In Device Manger this also updated the version of "Sierra Wireless EM7455 Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A" to 10.0.16299.192. I would appreciate very much if somebody has an idea how to solve this issue. Many thanks! 

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I have an unknown device on Location Microsoft ACPI-compliant embedded controller.  The hardware device id isACPI\LEN0068*LEN0068 Thank you for your help.   Pete


Go to Solution.

A:W520 Unknown device ACPI Embedded Device

it should be the the ThinkPad PM device. please install the power management driver.
full matrix: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&DocID=HT063273
pm driver: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS014939

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Which patches apply to embedded system for win-7 ultimate and win server embedded std 2008?

Please suggest.

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I have a linksys wrk54g wireless router connected to my cable modem. Off the router runs my desktop, roomates wireless laptop, my wired xbox360 and my roomates wireless ps3.

My problem is that when i play online games on my desktop, i momentarily get disconnected from the internet....for a couple seconds and drop the game I'm in whenever either the xbox or ps3 are turned on. I also get disconnected from other online programs such as aim/xfire but thats not as bad cuz i just log back in right away. It is pretty annoying and i believe it is a problem with my router somehow?

I am semi competent at computers and setup the network myself. Please if any1 has ideas or has heard of this problem before id appreciate it.

A:Network disconnect when I connect w/ a new device. Plz Help

sounds like you have a duplicate IP address on one the the boxes

get a connection and make sure you can browse the Internet using google
and search for anything you like (we'll use this as a test)

Connect a device and make the browser search again (even on the same words).
If you get disconnected, then the last device connected has the conflict.

Go to that device and REMOVE any static IP address and make sure you have
Automatic DHCP for the IP and DNS addresses on that device.

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Hello, I'm trying to set up a SoftAP/Wireless Hosted Network on our device with Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1. Our device is based on the Intel EG20T chipset with an Atom E640 CPU. The Wireless card we are using in the device is an Intel 7260 AC w/BT.
 I've just installed a fresh copy of WES7SP1 onto our device and used the latest drivers except for BTPAN and BTRFCOMM. After I've configured the hostednetwork and try to start it with 'netsh wlan start hostednetwork' it says 'The hosted network couldn't
be started. The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation'
The way we want it to work is for the device to be an AccessPoint and Wifi Client at the same time. There will be no wired LAN internet
Any ideas?

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Hello all,

My laptop is the only device that is unable to connect to the wireless internet in my new house. There are at least two other computers and three other phones (including mine) that have no problems connecting to the network. My laptop is a Dell XPS M1530 running on Windows Vista. The wireless router is a Cisco Linksys Model No: WRT310N.

I have never had a problem connecting to any wireless networks in the past, but when I try to connect to this new network it fails every time. After the first two minutes it says "Connecting to network taking longer than usual" and then it says "Connection failed" because the network timed out.

I have Norton Antivirus, and have disabled the both the Norton and Windows firewalls. And I tried to find a driver to download, but I couldn't find any that were compatible with my computer and the router.

I have run out of options and am close to just buying a new router. I would appreciate any help you all are able to provide.

Thank you in advanced!!

A:Laptop is the only device that cannot connect to wireless network

are you paying a subscription to norton ?

can you connect to the router by cable- and does it workok

whats the model of the wireless adapter - should be in device manager - see below

we have seen issues with a particular adapter and vista like this - AR5007(EG) and a driver update often resolves it


Remove the wireless security
Is your wireless security enabled?
if so - log into the router and remove the wireless security - now see if it will connect.
if it does - log back into the router and try with the wireless security enabled again

Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{If the above link does not work heres another link Read more

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I lost connection to the Internet and to my home network and have since been unable to reconnect. My computer was the only one in the house that was affected. I am connected directly to the modem via Ethernet.

Simultaneously, Windows gave a warning that an unknown USB device failed. All devices connected to USB ports are functioning normarlly. I do not have a WiFi transceiver connected to a USB port.




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I have a laptop Asus G55 with Intel Advanced 6235N Wireless Card. This laptop has been working fine all this while, but off late i started getting a weird issue.
1. This laptop started dropping wifi connections atleast once a week.All my other devices: Phone and Nexus 7 are able to connect fine.
2. I did a factory reset and installed the latest drivers but it still didnot solve the problem.
3. Tried resetting the Wifi Adapter multiple times but it didnot help.

When nothing worked, I just reset my wireless router(ActionTec from Verizon) and now I was able to connect successfully. Everything worked fine for a week and then I got this problem again. I reset my wireless router and it started working fine again.
What I dont understand is: why is it only my laptop that is facing the problem? Why dont other devices in the network(tablets,phones,other laptops) get the same issue?

Please help me out.
I have Windows 7 64bit OS.


A:Only one device in the Home Network not able to connect to the Internet

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I recently upgraded my wireless router from D-Link DIR-615 to D-Link DIR-685. Before the changeover, all of my devices were connecting to the router, although I had several problems with dropped connections, etc. The devices in use were:
- Desktop computer
- Laptop computer
- All-in-one touchscreen computer
- Netbook
- iPhone (original model)
- HP TouchPad tablet
- Sony Blu-Ray player
- Two internet radios (Aluratek and Livio)
- Wii

ALL of these devices were connected wirelessly to the network. When I set up the new router, I used a different network name/SSID, but kept the same security key/password. All of the router settings were kept the same (e.g., WPA-2, etc.). After the new router was up and running, every single one of the devices listed above connected (after an initial setup with the new network name, of course) EXCEPT the All-in-one/touchscreen computer. I've tried over and over, and it refuses to accept the security key/password. (The desktop, laptop, and touchscreen are all running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium.)

After doing some research, I tried some suggested solutions, but nothing seems to work. Nothing on the problem computer has changed since it was last connected to the old router. I checked the "Properties" of the network device on both the Desktop (which has no problems connecting) and the Touchscreen, and they are identical: WPA-2, AES, etc. And I'm 100% positive I'm entering the security key correctly. I've rebooted the... Read more

A:Solved: One device won't connect to home wireless network

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I'm trying to setup an FTP server to upload photos and videos to, and tried to setup a program to automatically change the ip on the domain every time it changes, but have been having trouble with it.

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Hi Team,

I am using hotel wifi network and was able to use it quite nicely. But suddenly my network started showing "No Internet Access" though it was connected.

Diagnostics gives an error "Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS Server) is not responding."

I am still able to connect to same wifi properly with my other laptop.

Can anybody please help me to solve this problem?


A:Not able to connect WIFI network.Device or resource not responding

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Try removing all your wireless network profiles then reconnect to the desired Wi-Fi network, if it's encrypted make sure to type the correct pass-phrase.
Easy Way to Delete Wireless Network Profile in Windows 7

Please post an update.

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Before we were going to outside, we can connect Office Wireless. But strangely, when we're back to office evening, we cannot connect Office Wireless. The error message - "can't connect because the sign-in requirements for your device and the
network aren't compatible. Contact your IT personnel". IT person is me.

So, we tried to Wireless Driver update and gpupdate /force many time. But it won't work.
But LAN is properly working fine.
Please advise me "How to solve this issue".

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Hi Team, I have installed debian jessie in my laptop. I have been trying to connect to my wireless network. All I could see is wifi network is disabled and it shows "device not ready and firmware missing". Could you please help me resolve this issue? I will give the following info hope you could provide me a solution. [email protected]:~# lspci00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller (rev 0b)00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b)00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller (rev 0b)00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB xHCI HC (rev 04)00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series HECI #0 (rev 04)00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series HD Audio Controller (rev 04)00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev e4)00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev e4)00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev e4)00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev e4)00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB EHCI #1 (rev 04)00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series LPC Controller (rev 04)00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 04)00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 8 Series SMBus Controller (rev 04)02:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semico... Read more

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I would appreciate any help re-connecting to my network printer(HP L7650). The other 2 pc's on my Windows peer-peer network are able to connect to this printer.
HP tech support tried to fix this, but said my pc's Device Manager has disappeared. From "My Computer" the "My Network" does not display the other 2 pc's or the printer, but my desktop shortcut does allow me to connect to the other 2 pc's.
Any ideas?? Thank you for your suggestions. nldmartin

A:Solved: Cannot connect to my network printer;Device Manager not working.

The poster communicated this message regarding this thread:

21 Jan'09: I contacted Microsoft to get paid/professional help. They solved the printer access problem.They need me to get a Win XP install disc w/Service Pack 2 to solve the absent "Device Manager" problem (my WinXP install disc has Service Pak 1).

So, I'll go ahead and mark it solved.

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I have a friend's laptop (Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4040) that she recently got and I can't get the wifi on this thing to work. The built-in wifi card shows fine in Device Manager, but, if I attempt to use it in a network, I get a vague error about driver issues. She got a USB wifi adapter, as well, and the same thing is happening with it. I've installed the drivers from the Toshiba website and made sure they were up to date with Windows for the built-in card and used the CD that came with the on networks wifi adapter to install that driver. Neither adapter shows up in ipconfig /all, either.

Might anyone know where to go next? I could reinstall Windows, but I fear there's something simpler I'm missing.

A:Wireless card(s) show in Device Manager but cannot connect to network

Welcome to Seven Forums,

I'd recommend for you to boot in Safe Mode with Networking by restarting the laptop, continue tapping F8 then select this option. Disable any AV or Security programs, go to Device Manager uninstall the Wi-Fi adapter(s), then reinstall the drivers again.

An update will be nice.

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I'm trying to install either the 32bit and 64bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium via DVD onto my system. I am booting from the DVD and setup automicatically runs.

The Windows 7 setup GUI loads and it allows me to choose the language settings and then I get a prompt for,

"A Required CD/DVD device driver is missing...."

My System is
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard
AMD Athlon 64FX-55
2 x Hitachi Deskstar 250GB HDD in Serial ATA RAID 0

I have tried multiple drivers but there is nothing on the ASUS website for the DRW-1814BLT only a firmware upgrade which I have done.
This is extremely frustrating as both the motherboard and DVD-RW driver are from ASUS but there doesn't seem to be any support for Windows 7 on the download site.

My system passes the Windows 7 upgrade Advisor Report

Any pointers in the right direction would be appreciated

A:Windows 7 fails to install - Required CD/DVD device dri

same problem with me

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After a Windows update to Server 2012R2 in the June 2019 timeframe, Javascript call to new Intl.NumberFormat fails in embedded browser. It works fine in the regular IE11.  Web page is shown in a C# WebBrowser control.  It gets the error "Object
doesn't support this action".

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Im having a proplem with my dads computer running Windows home edition service pack 3 and a USB interface.

The USB interface is a Hobbymatrix USB Interface for RC Simulation. Its a dongle lead that allows you to plug a radio control transmitter into a computer and allow it to be used or seen as a joy stick so you can use it with flight simulators and so on.

When I plug the lead into the computer, XP will see the new hardware and install the drivers but a few seconds later a message will come up saying device may not be working probably. When I go to device manager the device is listed as USB Composite Device and has the yellow blob on it with error message 10 (the device cannot start).

If I then disable this driver and then enable it, it will then work fine. The problem Im having is when windows re-starts the device fails to start again and I have to disable and enable again. I would say 8 out of 10 times doing a disable and then enable it again will get it going. It seems strange that it works but as soon as windows re-starts it doesn't.

I will point out that when this USB Composite Device starts working 2 more drivers appear in the device manager called HID - compliant game controller. Usually these will start working fine but I have had a few times when these have failed to start but when I re-start the Composite Device these will then start working fine.

I've tried plugging the usb in and out and going to the device manager and re-installing the driver... Read more

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I have tried connecting to my router with both wireless and lan cable but they both fail. What is strange is that my vista laptop (currently using) has no problems connecting either wirelessly or using the same lan cable as my desktop failed with.

My windows 7 desktop was working fine earlier today but after I went out it installed the updates and since then no amount of rebooting or restarting of the router has fixed the problem. Any ideas?

A:Following Windows 7 update, desktop fails to connect to internet

First thing to try is a System Restore to before the updates were applied, see if that fixes it.

Also look in Device Manager and see if anything is flagged with a yellow mark.

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create shortcut to c:\windows\system32.exe "Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections" fails, says the file c:\Windows\system32\explorer.exe not found, yet
which explorer.exe
and I am trying to make a missing shortcut into my start menu to pin to taskbar or start menu of network connections. by the way, please put this shortcut in the context menu for right clicking on the network notification area icon and in start menu.

there is a defect in the shortcut maker.

also, another defect in the shortcut maker is that it will not allow a shortcut with a missing executable or folder path. once you have a shortcut to a folder, and you delete the shortcut, the target folder is gone for good. that's really bad. deleting a
.lnk file should not delete the target file. for instance, if I delete the shortcut to a .cmd shell (one of many I use for development), it should not delete cmd.exe! ouch. this is hurting developers. some user probably requested this because they do not understand
how things should work.

also, would someone please make dfs readonly at least, and allow me to turn it off by turning off a service on our desktops?

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Hi all,

i have updated my system to ultimate x64 sp1.

now in device manager, i found one unknown device(which is shown in Other Devices in Device manager), i tried most of drivers for it.

but not able to get it. i even do not know what device it is.

Please refer attached images.


A:Unknown Device on Microsoft ACPI Compliant Embedded Controller?!?!

DId you *upgrade* from 32bit to 64bit?

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Heres the situation:

I installed a fresh copy of WIN2000 on my IBM Thinkpad A21m but I am having a problem setting up a device in Device Mangager. I have no idea what is going on.

When i reboot the laptop it prompts me that it has found a new piece of hardware and it wants me to install the driver for it. The problem is that I have no idea what device it is since all the devices that should be working are working - so i don't know what to do.

The clues that I have noticed that might help:

- the laptop takes a LOOOONG time to boot up (3 or 4 mins), and is sort of sluggish in operation (compared to how it ran when i bought it)
- my internet connection is super slow ( I have a DSL router that serves 3 computers incl. mine, the other two have XP and everythign runs smooth)
- the unknown device says it is located on the the "Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded Controller"

Would any one know what Device this "Unknown Device" is??? I just need to know so i can install the driver so my system can run properly.



A:Unknown Device on Microsoft ACPI Compliant Embedded Controller?!?!

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Hi, I'm new to this so bear with me :/

I know there are a lot of forum posts on this on this forum and many others but after 8 hours of trawling through them and getting nowhere I thought I would make a thread with my specific problem and see if anyone can help.

I got my new graphics card yesterday, and after 4 hours of trying to get that to work, it's in and working but now I have a red cross where it says my internet is connected and when I click on it it says No Connections are available. I have a wired connection, and the ethernet cable is in (there is no light on my mobo to confirm this). When I troubleshoot it says:
Windows did not detect a properly installed network adapter. If you have a network adapter you will need to reinstall the driver.

I have got my MOBO CD and attempted to do that but the gigabyte interface is completely missing and I can't find the network adapter on there. I have also tried downloading the new drivers, first on my laptop and running them on the PC but that had no success, and the second time through my Iphone personal hotspot but with the same results.

I know the ethernet cable works because I have put it in my laptop.

I have a Gigabyte H61MA-D3v Mobo
i5 2500K
8 GB Ram
GTX 770
Running Windows 7

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated because I'm close to putting my foot through my PC.



A:No network connections available and no network adapter in device manager (windows 7)

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Hallo i have a problem with my network card in my laptop. I have acer 7730g. So i connect cable in ethernet card with my router and light blinks fine but no network connection shows in Network Adapters. So here is the pictures in Device Manager:


Probably is Bridge 8280 in PCI ? I dont know . Something must to change but i dont know what.

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Hi everyone.

This past weekend I went out of town and took my Windows 7 laptop with me -- since I returned home, it has been unable to connect to my wireless network. Other devices in my home connect to the network just fine, and the problem laptop has always been fine until now. My network card is an Atheros AR9285, and I'm attempting to connect to a Medialink router with WPA password protection and AES encryption.

My wireless network icon in the task bar has a yellow sign with an exclamation point in it. It says "No Internet access."

I have tried:

-rebooting the computer
-unplugging and restarting the modem and router
-going to the command prompt and renewing my IP address with the command IPCONFIG/RENEW

None of this works.

Like I said, all other devices in my house connect to the wireless network with no problem. It's just this one laptop. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Windows 7 laptop with Atheros AR9285 network card can't connect to wireless network

Three things to try ...

If you have McAfee please see the sticky thread at the top of this (Networking) forum.

Disable encryption on the router and try to connect. If successful you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect.

Revert to a System Restore Point before the weekend.

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Good evening, it has been a while. I got a custom built computer about a year ago so that I can play FSX and P3D reasonably well. Everything seemed to go ok, not great, just ok. This are my specs:
Intel i7 [email protected] - Nvidia EVGA GTX 970 4gb - Asus Z97 Maximus Hero VII - WD black series 1TB HD - Corsair RM series RM850 - Samsung 840 EVO MZ-7TE500BW 500gb SSD.
About a month ago I started to notice that my wifi connection would be lost, then come back on its own. It got worse about two weeks ago, so I tried running the troubleshooter, it failed saying an error prevented it from running. Odd I thought.
I tried running windows updater, it downloaded a number of files to update, but continuosly failed to install 3 of them, apparently related to Microsoft Net Framework.
This morning I decided to uninstall P3D, and install a clean updated version, and the setup failed, never happened before. In the forums it adviced to make sure Direct X9 is installed, tried doing that and it failed as well.
This is very stressful, and affects my immune system, which is not good for me. Can someone here please be kind enough to take some time to help me solev this mess, thanks very much.
This are some logs from what happened today.

A:Windows update fails, Direct X fails, troubleshooter fails

im sorry to hear that you are having health issues sir. may i ask what OS yo are running

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Scenario: We have batches of like 20 - 30 PC's coming in here a month, and I've only been here a month... presently they are doing things the slow way.
Question: With 2016 being here, and all manufacturers like, Lenovo, embedding the windows product key in the bios... is this
possible? I spoke with support there but I question her answer... she said as long as the image is captured and being deployed to the same device type (example... a carbon x1), that I dont need to generalize the image, and that the
system will automatically detect the key and apply it during deployment phase..... does this sound accurate? Can anyone confirm this for me??

Windows updates take forever, sometimes HOURS. Across all of our organizations there are only 3 device types. I want to create an image that has all the updates and
essential software installed for these 3 device types. Then deploy them using an answer file and light touch WinPE methodologies over a network share.
Thank you!

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I have a hardware device that supports three USB interfaces, serial, storage and RNDIS. The device works fine on most of the Windows 7 service pack 1 PC, however the serial port and storage interface are failed to be detected by the Windows 7 on two newly
purchased DELL desktop PCs. When the device is plugged in, the RNDIS is immediately detected and the USB viewer can retrieve all three interface descriptors from the RNDIS. However no composite device entry is generated under the USB controllers in Device
Manager. This is a composite device, normally it should show up. When I plugged the same device to a working PC, I can see the composite entry under the USB controller and three other entries under the storage, network and Ports. If I disabled the RNDIS on
the device side, the two serial port and storage will show up as composite device under the USB controller and everything works fine. It looks like on these new problematic DELL PCs, the RNDIS takes over and never tries to discover the other two interfaces.
I can not figure out what causes the problem and how to trouble shoot this problem. Thank you for your help. Any hint could be useful.


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I have a LAN with two computers with Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise, a NAS and a network printer multifunction.
This network is managed by a hardware firewall. The two computers do not have any firewall and antivirus and all network devices have the same workgroup.
On the network window of a computer, all network devices are displayed immediately. While, on the other computer, the computer with Windows 7 immediately appears; however, the other network devices were displayed after a long wait.
Since yesterday, on this computer, only this network devices are not displayed more; while the other computer displays all regularly.


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Windows 7: Win 7. Cannot connect to a network, no active network, but I'm online!

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Hi, I am new to this forum.
following is my connection status.
hardware :
i5 processor, intel motherboard, 4gb ram + 1gb nvidia graphic card pc.
win 7 32 bit.
dlink adsl 2+ router GLB 502T [ I am using this with BSNL broadband as in wired.]
edimax 802.11b/g wireless router [ I want to connect my laptop & mobile to access n sync with desk.]

here I have connected.
wire from ISP to line socket of dlink
Lan socket pc to lan socket of edimax
wan socket of edimax to lan port of dlink

dlink has only one lan port for lan card of pc. As per diagram I have connected provided by edimax. [ I have used this connection before.. using wifi. but do not remember the settings now. ]

now when ever I try to connect windows shows multiple networks and when i trouble shoot it .. it shows communication to device / resource is not possible. or some thing like that.

can you guys please help me out on this ??

A:windows can not connect to device or resource.

No help for me ? any problem ??

mean while i am able to use network as lan but not able to share internet connection with this settings . do i need wireless card extra to set this up. but as per my prev. connection has worked .. i dont think it needs. i want to have one wired desktop and just one wireless connection for my laptop .. thats it .. is any thing going wrong.. plz help guys !!!

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Hello all! Hoping I can get some help here, this issue is driving me totally insane.

I have a Gigabyte G41M-Combo motherboard with an Atheros AR8151 ethernet component.

I re-installed Windows 7 today. It failed to automatically detect the ethernet component, so I couldn't get online. No big deal, I just used Google Translate to painstakingly navigate Atheros' website at a friend's house until I could find the driver files, download them to a cellphone, and take them home.

Yet alas, when I open Device Manager and point it to the drivers I want to use, it tells me it won't, because Windows has cleverly determined that I'm already running the best drivers for that device.

Weird. So I totally uninstall the drivers (from Device Manager), scan for hardware changes, then update the drivers again, pointing to the files I downloaded.

Again, within 10 seconds -- "Windows has failed to install device drivers!" "Windows has determined that you're already using the best device drivers."

How can I force it to listen to me, and just install what I ask it to? I honestly have absolutely zero idea of anything else I could do. It won't let me install new drivers, and it won't install its own.

A:Windows fails to auto-install network card drivers, then won't allow it manually.

if it's a brand-name PC, you must use only drivers from the PC manufacturer's website.
On brand-name (OEM) computers, drivers direct from the device or motherboard manufacturer will usually be the wrong ones. OEM hardware is custom-made, hence custom drivers are required. Only the PC manufacturer has these.

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Everything was working fine until about 2 months ago.
I have a Windows 7 system that I access with Remote Desktop Connection from a Windows 10 system.  One day I found that my user account, which had been given administrator rights quite some time ago, couldn?t log on remotely.  The
Windows 7 system was configured for remote access with the setting ?Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (more secure)?. When I tried to log on, I got an error stating ?The
Local Security Authority cannot be contacted?. 

If I configured Windows 7 to ?Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop (less secure)?, then I could log in but I didn?t want to use this less secure setting.
Doing some experimentation, I found that if I enabled the built-in Administrator account, then the Administrator could log in remotely using ?Allow connections only from computers
running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (more secure)?.
If I created a new standard user called Test.  I found that Test could also could log in remotely using ?Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with
Network Level Authentication (more secure)?.
If I promoted Test to an administrator, then Test couldn?t remotely log on.  He got the LSA error.  If I... Read more

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We use Symantec Ghost software for deploying PC's. I tried to make a Network Boot disk for a PC which has a Intel Pro /100 Embedded Network Interface Card from the Utility provided by Symantec Ghost. It looks like it only caters for the NIC which is installed seperately. When I boot with the disk which was created by Symantec Ghost utilities it comes up with an error telling that no NIC was found or the PC does not support PCI. Could anyone explain me how I could acheive the same.

A:Creating a Network Bootdisk for an Intel Pro /100 Embedded NIC

There should be a command line switch to ignore the NIC type. Look in the help for command line startup switches.

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Every time the noise is played, two entries are added to the Event Viewer, under Windows Logs -> Security. The text of them is as follows.General tab:http://i.imgur.com/wuZDx.pngDetails tab:- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing
[ Guid] {54849625-5478-4994-A5BA-3E3B0328C30D}

EventID 6281

Version 0

Level 0

Task 12290

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8010000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2012-11-03T11:56:11.955953200Z

EventRecordID 1814


- Execution

[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 3588

Channel Security

Computer insanity-alpha


- EventData

param1 \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Windows\System32\MBWrp64.dll
Like I said, I don't really know where to go from here, as I've never run into something like this before. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows 8 keeps making the device connect and disconnect noises.

Did you install Audio drivers from Creative Labs? If so, you may want to uninstall and reinstall them and see if that helps.

The MBWrp64.dll is a file related to Creative Labs.

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I have a Dell Studio XPS 8000 running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. In March the PC started to BSOD every time a USB storage device was connected to it. Other USB devices like mouse or keyboard did not cause this problem. It happens with two different external hard drives and 7 different USB flash drives regardless of which USB port is used.

I tried to do a restore but the we only had two restore points, both after we started having this problem.

We have backed up all our data to another PC via network connection, before reinstalling Windows I thought perhaps someone on this forum would have some suggestions. I already went through the tutorial and tried the uninstalling the grayed out USB devices, four times with no change.

I have downloaded and run the SF utility as described, results are zipped up in the attached.

I also include a photo of the BSOD.


A:BSOD every time connect USB storage device to Windows 7 PC

EDIT: From your Crash Dumps, it appears that the failing modules are SALVADOR.SYS, SPFDBUSI.SYS and Sahara.sys . It appears that all the modules are parts of Safend Data Protection Agent™ by Safend Ltd.

I would suggest you uninstall this program.

Let us know the results.

fffff880`03562268 fffff880`0116dd00Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\SALVADOR.SYS, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for SALVADOR.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for SALVADOR.SYS
fffff880`03561cb0 fffff880`01a67bb3Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\SPFDBUSI.SYS, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for SPFDBUSI.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for SPFDBUSI.SYS
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8800114e135, fffff880035625a8, fffff88003561e00}

Probably caused by : Sahara.sys ( Sahara+24135 )

Followup: MachineOwner
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff88000c24135, fffff880035775a8, fffff88003576e00}

*** WARNING: U... Read more

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