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"Network Cable Unplugged" message on XP SP2c & DUAL LAN

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mari0-Br0s, Apr 10, 2008.

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  1. Mari0-Br0s

    Mari0-Br0s Thread Starter

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    Hey guys,

    First of all, I would like to say that I am an IT tech, so there's no need to explain everything in details. I'm posting here, because I'm having trouble with some hardware compatibility that happens only with Windows XP Service Pack 2c , and not SP2.

    I might as well post this in the Hardware subforum.

    According to Microsoft, there's nothing that was added to the OS, other than a new range of license keys. But for what I can see, there's definately something different other than that in the OS.

    Here are some specs of the systems I am using.

    ASUS P5K-E (onboard Marvell Yukon 88e8056)
    Intel PRO/1000 GT (plugged in the third PCI slot)

    Ok, let's explain this crazy bug:

    Once the Intel PRO/1000 GT drivers are installed, the Marvell Yukon 88e8056 will stop working. It'll say "Network cable unplugged", even if there's a cable connected. The NIC LEDs are still actives, but Windows won't detect the network cable anymore.

    It's looks like the Intel drivers are corrupting the Marvell ones.

    Here's what I am tried and verified:

    - The devices are on different IRQs

    - I plugged the Intel PRO/1000 GT in the third and second PCI slots, so that both card would not share the same bus (First PCI slot shares the same bus with the onboard Ethernet controller)

    - I've updated both devices to their lastest drivers.

    - I've uninstalled-reinstalled both devices drivers.

    - I've tested my network cables, and they're all top shape!

    - I've tested all my switches, in different ports, they're all top notch!

    - I've installed an older Windows XP SP2 (without "c") version, and no conflict occurs, everything works fine. So all hardware is not defective.

    Even when I uninstall the Intel drivers, the Marvell will not come to life again. Even if I re-install the Marvell drivers, and the Intel one isn't present, it won't work. The only way to get the onboard adapter working again is to reformat....

    I've got 7 systems with the exact identical problems and configurations.

    So there's deffinately something changed in the SP2c.

    Since it's looks like the Intel drivers are causing this in part, I've submitted a ticked to Intel and awaiting their answer.

    I'm also posting this message, so if someone is having the same trouble, or wants this system setup, he will al least be able to find this message by googling aroung.

    If anyone have a suggestion, or knows what Microsoft could have changed in their Service Pack, other than the license part, it'll be very helpful.

    Contacting Microsoft support was very painful. They couldn't even switch my license for an older SP2 license. So I am stock with this bugging problem.

    Thanks in advance,
    Phil
     
  2. cgesicki

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    this might work:
    Change the Link Speed and Duplex settings to use "100 Mbps Full Duplex" or "10 Mbps Full Duplex" instead of Auto Detect
     
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  4. Mari0-Br0s

    Mari0-Br0s Thread Starter

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    Oh well, thanks anyways, but I finally formatted and installed a cracked version of XP and the older SP2. I just sticked the SP2c sticker license on the case and that's it.

    I have no time for this kind of stupidities.

    Thanks anyways.
     
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