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October 26, 2013 8:32:35 PM

I just recently installed Windows 7 on a new 120GB Intel SSD on AHCI Mode. Everything went fine, until a day later. My computer was set to go to sleep after 30mins, and after being left idle for that time, went to sleep. When it went to sleep, the computer BSOD'ed and then restarted. When it restarted, it said something like "Select proper boot device". When I restarted it after that, everything seemed fine, but this happens every time I put it to sleep. I have heard that there are sleep issues with SSD's though. However, when I got back into windows, the network adapter was not being detected. There wasn't even a section for network adapters in device manager. I tried installing the drivers numerous times for the network card, which is built into the board. None of this worked. It still says that no network adapter is detected. I've even tried installing the chipset for the board (Which I thought windows 7 did anyways.), and flashing the BIOS.
However, when I clicked view-->show hidden devices-in device manager, "Network Adapter" appeared, but it shows a bunch of stuff I don't understand. I have attached the image. I have been suspecting that my board has been dying for a while now. It also too frequently doesn't find the ssd or hdd and has to be restarted. Does this have anything to do with the board?

Here is my set up:
Windows 7 Home 64 Bit
ASUS P5QL PRO
Core 2 duo E8400
Intel 120GB SSD
8GB DDR2 RAM
XFX 650W PRO650W

a b V Motherboard
October 26, 2013 8:46:38 PM

Check Bios. Maybe somehow got disabled there?? If you disable it in the bios windows won't even read it. Do you see lights on the Nic card? Do you get lights on your router when its plugged in?
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October 26, 2013 8:55:41 PM

drtweak said:
Check Bios. Maybe somehow got disabled there?? If you disable it in the bios windows won't even read it. Do you see lights on the Nic card? Do you get lights on your router when its plugged in?


I checked the back of the computer where the ethernet cord is plugged in, and there are no flashing lights (Which usually happens when the driver is not installed for me). The router also doesn't register it.

Here is a picture of some of the Network Adapter related BIOS setting:



Also, I just wanted to clarify that I'm talking about a non-wireless adapter here.

Thanks! :) 
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a b V Motherboard
October 26, 2013 9:05:43 PM

Hmmm...Maybe try Disabling it and turn it on. Also the LAN Option ROM can be disabled. Thats to boot from the network and usually saves a few seconds on boot time if its set as a boot device.

If that doesn't work try unplugging your PC from the wall outlet. hold the power button for like 15-20 seconds and leave it unplugged from wall for like 15 minutes. Then plug it back in and see if that works. I know sometimes computers are weird and that will fix boot up issues and other MISC things.
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October 26, 2013 9:35:36 PM

drtweak said:
Hmmm...Maybe try Disabling it and turn it on. Also the LAN Option ROM can be disabled. Thats to boot from the network and usually saves a few seconds on boot time if its set as a boot device.

If that doesn't work try unplugging your PC from the wall outlet. hold the power button for like 15-20 seconds and leave it unplugged from wall for like 15 minutes. Then plug it back in and see if that works. I know sometimes computers are weird and that will fix boot up issues and other MISC things.


Wait! it actually worked
I think
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October 26, 2013 9:40:08 PM

It is actually working now. Doing the power thing seemed to work. Thank you very much! Is there any reason this happened?
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October 26, 2013 10:09:13 PM

You know there are BILLIONS of tranistors and hundreds of components on the motherboard, and even when you turn the PC off there is still power to the motherboard and by unplugging the power cord it drains all the power from the PSU that is left in there and basicly is a FULL and REAL shutdown. I have a lot of issues with PC and this can fix a lot of issues lol.
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October 26, 2013 11:04:52 PM

Thanks, I really appreciate it!
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