Patch Tuesday nuked my network connection

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by M1cr0s0ft, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. M1cr0s0ft

    M1cr0s0ft Guest

    I downloaded the critical updates MS provided today (32 bit Vista Ultimate)
    and after the requisite reboot, my network connection icon wont get past the
    red X saying no cable is plugged in (it is). My router confirms the port is
    still active and I've never had any trouble prior to todays updates. Onboard
    Gigabit Nvidia NIC on Asus A8N-E Nforce 4 Ultra chipset motherboard. I tried
    a system restore back to October 7th but no change. Tried uninstalling the
    NIC, no change. Todays updates no longer show as uninstallable items in
    Control Panel.

    Anyone else having similar trouble with Patch Tuesday updates?
     
    M1cr0s0ft, Oct 10, 2007
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    I downloaded the critical updates MS provided today (32 bit Vista Ultimate)
    and after the requisite reboot, my network connection icon wont get past the
    red X saying no cable is plugged in (it is). My router confirms the port is
    still active and I've never had any trouble prior to todays updates. Onboard
    Gigabit Nvidia NIC on Asus A8N-E Nforce 4 Ultra chipset motherboard. I tried
    a system restore back to October 7th but no change. Tried uninstalling the
    NIC, no change. Todays updates no longer show as uninstallable items in
    Control Panel.

    Anyone else having similar trouble with Patch Tuesday updates?
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Oct 10, 2007
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    norm Guest

     
    norm, Oct 10, 2007
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  4. M1cr0s0ft

    norm Guest

    I downloaded the critical updates MS provided today (32 bit Vista Ultimate)
    and after the requisite reboot, my network connection icon wont get past
    the
    red X saying no cable is plugged in (it is). My router confirms the
    port is
    still active and I've never had any trouble prior to todays updates.
    Onboard
    Gigabit Nvidia NIC on Asus A8N-E Nforce 4 Ultra chipset motherboard. I
    tried
    a system restore back to October 7th but no change. Tried uninstalling the
    NIC, no change. Todays updates no longer show as uninstallable items in
    Control Panel.

    Anyone else having similar trouble with Patch Tuesday updates?
    Are you speaking for yourself or for everyone?
     
    norm, Oct 10, 2007
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  5. M1cr0s0ft

    Guest Guest

    I Just Test Installed All 35 Security Related Updates On An X64 Clean
    Install Of Windows Vista Ultimate Edition RTM, And The Results Were Sloppy
    At Best (The Reboot Process Was Horrible), Just FYI.
     
    Guest, Oct 10, 2007
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  6. M1cr0s0ft

    Guest Guest

    P.S. In My Opinion, The Consumer Product Safety Commission Should Force
    Microsoft To Issue A Mandatory Recall Of Windows Vista RTM As A Defective
    Product, Just FYI.
     
    Guest, Oct 10, 2007
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  7. Did the product hurt your little bitty fingers?
     
    Charles W Davis, Oct 10, 2007
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  8. M1cr0s0ft

    Kevin Weaver Guest

    Do a rollback, (Restore) If it works, then it was the updates. If not, then
    reinstall the updates.
     
    Kevin Weaver, Oct 10, 2007
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  9. M1cr0s0ft

    Bill Guest

    No problems here - but then I never have the problems I read about you guys
    suposedly having.

    For a while I thought I had the only working PC with Vista in the whole wide
    world. Then I got a laptop as well - and it has no problems either. Just
    good luck you'd say.

    Then I thought maybe its because of my given name - maybe Vista only works
    well if your name is Bill.

    Perhaps you could change your name, or you tune anyway.

    Thanks Bill

    ps - its been the same from version 3.0 for me; all legit, all paid for, by
    myself. Both Bill's are happy.
     
    Bill, Oct 10, 2007
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  10. M1cr0s0ft

    Bill Leary Guest

    Nice idea but, sorry, doesn't quite work out.

    I've had no "won't boot" or similar issues.

    But I have had a few with more subtle things.

    Like, WHY do folders on my C: drive update when I change things, but folders
    on the D: drive don't?

    - Bill
     
    Bill Leary, Oct 10, 2007
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  11. M1cr0s0ft

    Bill Guest

    Sorry to hear your story - maybe its because you are not a Bill G.

    Perhaps you could - - - no forget it.

    But whatever, in these forums you get the best free service around. And a
    bit of a laugh from time to time.
     
    Bill, Oct 10, 2007
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    David Guest

    u gotta be kidding. I've gotten only ONE Vista issue resolved here.
    Some issues have not even gotten a response, because no one knows how to
    fix those things. I won't rehash the details now...i don't think anyone
    is going to step up to the plate now with a fix.

    Dave
     
    David, Oct 10, 2007
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    Dwarf Guest

    Hi M1cr0s0ft,

    You will need to uninstall the following update: KB939653. This can be done
    from the Windows Update panel. When you have done this, refer to my post
    'Updating Windows Vista' in the newsgroup 'Windows Update' (dated 10/10/2007)
    where you will find references to my other posts which should solve your
    problem.
    Dwarf
     
    Dwarf, Oct 10, 2007
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  14. Alternatively you can also use System Restore if your had a Restore Point
    created before the update was applied.
     
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Oct 10, 2007
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  15. M1cr0s0ft

    M1cr0s0ft Guest

    I would gladly do that if it was an option Dwarf. However, KB939653 is not
    listed in my installed updates, probably because I already did a restore back
    to Oct 7th in an attempt to fix the problem.
     
    M1cr0s0ft, Oct 10, 2007
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  16. You should have the option of undoing the restore point then try
    reinstalling it. If not boot off the Vista DVD go into the Windows Recovery
    Environment and do a repair installation.
     
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Oct 10, 2007
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    M1cr0s0ft Guest

    Finally back online. Undid the restore from last night, uninstalled
    KB939653, disabled the onboard nic and installed an Intel Pro 100M PCI nic.
    The onboard nic didn't go bad all of a sudden but I'll worry about that later.
     
    M1cr0s0ft, Oct 10, 2007
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    kate Guest

     
    kate, Oct 13, 2007
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  19. M1cr0s0ft

    kate Guest

    YES AFTER THE DOWN LOAD. MY NETWORK ADAPTERS ARE ALL MISSING !
     
    kate, Oct 13, 2007
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  20. It nuked my audio.....

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    Jonathan Yaniv- Windows Live Butterfly Expert, Oct 13, 2007
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