realtek network realtek rtl8102/8103 family pci-e fe nic error

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Michelle, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Michelle

    Michelle Guest

    80070103 error while trying to install this driver from the windows update
    website. It fails. Error is 80070103 and wont let me fix it. Says its
    optional yet I keep being notified of the failure to install.
    Michelle, Apr 25, 2009
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  2. Ǝиçεl, Apr 25, 2009
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  3. Michelle

    latiff Guest

    I would like to know the solution too. In my case the update has already
    been successfully installed but I'm still being notified of the same update
    to install each time I run window update. latiff
    latiff, Apr 26, 2009
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    Ǝиçεl, Apr 26, 2009
  5. Michelle

    Bryce Guest

    I am having this same problem with the Realtek RTL8102/8103 Family PCI-E FE
    NIC network adapter.

    I wonder if there is a clash between the wireless driver (in my case,
    Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 5100) and the Realtek driver, as I can seem to be
    able to connect using Intel's WiFi OR the Realtek CAT5e/6 port, but not both.

    This has only been happening since the Windows Update on 4/15/2009.

    I am unable to restore the driver to a previous version, such as the last
    successful date installed (2/27/2009). Normally, someone would choose device
    manager -> the device name -> properties and click on the "Driver" tab, then
    "Roll Back Driver." However, the "Roll Back Driver" button is disabled.

    I tried looking on Realtek's website for a way to download older (working)
    drivers, but I didn't have any such luck.

    Does anyone have other ideas about how to obtain the last working driver for
    the Realtek RTL8102/8103 Family PCI-E FE NIC?
    Bryce, Apr 29, 2009
  6. Michelle

    mfhall Guest


    I'd like to provide a somewhat more helpful reply ...

    I had the same problem.

    The Realtek site does have a suitable driver. Go to,
    select downloads, then search for 'rtl8168b'. Click on the search
    result that ends in '(software'), then select the driver for your

    I used the Realtek Vista 64/Vista autoinstallation program. After I
    downloaded and extracted the set of files and ran setup.exe, I was
    given three choices. I ran the 'repair' option. After this finished, I
    ran windows update - it showed I still had the Realtek update as an
    optional choice. I ran 'Check for Updates' and this disappeared - all

    I DO NOT endorse the advice that you should get all driver updates
    from the manufacturer. This is just so wrong in so many ways.

    1. Most Microsoft driver updates install automatically with no effort
    from the user.

    2. This Realtek problem is the first Microsoft driver problem I've had
    in 12 months of running Vista 64 with auto updates on. I've had a
    number of problems with non-Microsoft supplied drivers (the
    manufacturers seem to have a problem with Vista 64).

    3. If you get the driver from the Microsoft site you know that it has
    had one more level of quality control checking.

    4. You are less likely to pick up a virus infected version.

    5. This opinion comes from the distrust of Microsoft that many people
    have (including me) but it just isn't justified in this case.
    mfhall, May 1, 2009
  7. Michelle

    dont worry Guest

    The update keep poping up even I already had update successfully installed
    4/13. I looked up in window help with the error code which said
    a. my machine already had update installed ( which is true), or
    b. it's trying to install a less compatible driver ?????

    What I did next is go to control panel -> System -> device manager -> sound
    then click on Realtek. Under the general tab is an option to update the
    driver. So I click that option and it went to doing the search on the
    internet ..... it came back to say the machine already has the most update
    driver !!

    This must be an "window" update bug. It post the same update which it
    already had weeks ago. And on top of that window was unable to verify that
    the update was done and to remove it from the list.
    dont worry, May 3, 2009
  8. Just hide the friggin' driver update.

    PA Bear [MS MVP], May 3, 2009
  9. Michelle

    RP in WI Guest


    Your advice was very good.

    I first "hid" the update, then went to the Realtek site, input "RTL8168B"
    into the "Search" area, then selected the "Automatic update - software"

    Upon clicking this, a zip file was downloaded, I then double-clicked on a
    "set-up" application file, and the Realtek program then downloaded and
    installed the automatic update.

    Just to make sure that this worked:
    I went back to Windows update, "Restored hidden updates" - which showed the
    same message as before, then finally clicked on "Check for
    updates".............The Windows update program searched and resulted in a
    message of "Windows is up to date".


    P.S. I have a G60 HP Pavilion laptop with a 32 bit system running Windows
    RP in WI, May 18, 2009
  10. Michelle

    JDOG Guest

    JDOG, Jun 4, 2009
  11. Michelle

    JDOG Guest

    JDOG, Jun 4, 2009
  12. Michelle

    Illumnati Guest

    How about just doing a windows restore prior to that date!!? That will of
    course also delete any other software programs, etc. installed after that
    date....however, it should work to restore the windows back to how it was at
    that "restore point."

    I hope that helps.....let me know if it works!
    Illumnati, Jun 16, 2009
  13. Michelle

    BoB Guest

    Same here. It fixed my total lack of sounds.

    The recommendation is greatly appreciated.

    BoB, Jun 20, 2009
  14. Michelle

    benz_daddy Guest

    This worked for me. Thanks!

    benz_daddy, Aug 5, 2009
  15. This fix worked perfectly for me, too.

    Steven Morgan, Aug 10, 2009
  16. Michelle

    Ed. Guest

    I just tried the fix also and it worked fine for me. Windows Update error
    80070103 no longer exists because Windows Updates no longer shows a optional
    driver for the NIC card.

    Ed., Aug 11, 2009
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