Weird - nvidia drivers lock up connection tray

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by Gearlos, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. Gearlos


    Apr 24, 2015
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    After installing a nvidia GF740, following error conditions happens:

    Upon wake-up after going into standby the network notification tray has a red crossed icon.

    Clicking settings->network connections are delayed (there is a hanging condition going on).

    When the net.window appears, it shows "network cable unplugged". Despite this it is possible to browse aka using the net-connection.

    Trying manually to goto standby again hangs the puter with the sign "preparing to standby" (only a 4-sec power-off is possible)

    I have tried (more and less exclusive each other)

    * Several version of the nvidia driver
    * Even disable the Mobo network controller hangs the connection tray (if we assume that the network drivers and services are not loaded/active). This makes it weird.:confused:
    * Entirely removing network s/w components.
    * Installing a minimal nvidia driver part (and not all the other additional circus that is possible - like auto update).

    The standby works on a restore of a basic windows (no drivers and progs but with GF740 card ). So therefore I am certain it has to do with the nvidia stuff.

    Data about the silicon:

    * Gigabyte GA-H61M-D2H-USB3 v1.2 mobo (1155 socket with Intel I3-3240)
    * The net.chip is a Qualcomm Atheros 8161 gigabit
    * The GF 740 is of brand Palit (quite cheap, wonder if there is some h/w flaws on this discound model. Maybe a few more bucks for an Asus model would have been better)

    Data about settings:

    * The standby BIOS is S3 (suspend to ram)
    * No over-stupid-clocking
    * No special net.card settings, like wol)
    * Tried the oldest/newest GF740 drivers aka 337.88 and 350.12 (and several in between)

    My immediate sol. is to disable stby and only have monitor/disk stby. But i wouldf be much more happy with the full S3 stby
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2015
    Gearlos, Apr 24, 2015
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