NIC disabled on start up

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    I installed new drivers for both nic's and now every time I restart the laptop I have to go in and enable the Realtek wired NIC card. I disabled the wireless card because I have the laptop directly hooked to my Linksys router. What can I do to fix this? Thanks for any help you might be able to give me.


    Acer Aspire 9500,
    1.6ghz Celeron M
    Windows XP Home SP3 up to date
    2GB ram new
    Intel 915GM/GMS 910GML Express chipset
    NIC wired Realtek RTL8169/8110 Realtek driver 5.719.325.2009
    NIC wireless Atheros AR5005G "Disabled because directly wired" Acer driver 4.0.0.14001
     
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    badlogin, Jul 18, 2011
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    Wow this forum is dead! I look at the replies to the questions. If there is a moderator on this forum they should at least say they don't know.
     
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    Sorry about the slow reply, I've been away for the past few days and only got back to see this :).

    Can you try this please:

     
    Ian, Jul 28, 2011
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    Driver version is 5.623.615.2005 Rthlnicxp.sys
    I know there is a latter version on Acer's page. I did install that driver and it caused so many problems I had to do a System Restore just to make the laptop stable again.
     
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    I did the 1-4 options that you suggested. Nothing worked or should I say nothing changed that I could see. It's odd, when the laptop is first starting up the icons are there for the network connection and shows a connection for a few seconds then dispears.
     
    badlogin, Jul 29, 2011
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    Did you try rolling back to the drivers you used before this - I guess it worked ok then?
     
    Ian, Jul 29, 2011
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    I just did a system restore, so it's back to the same drivers it had before and yes the Realtek did work fine before I did a driver update. This all started because the wireless nic would lockup the laptop a few min after boot if I didn't hit the wireless button on the front of the laptop to turn it off. I still have to enable the Realtek every time I do a restart.
     
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