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Predator P03-600 After Windows update, my LAN is gone, how to get it back?

DuderDuder Member Posts: 14 New User
edited November 2019 in Predator Desktops
I had a notification in my system tray last night that their was an update that needed to be performed before shutting down/restarting. I selected Update and shut down. Upon booting this morning I could not connect to the internet, despite having the LAN cable plugged in and all. I ended up having to connect via wireless, which i dislike. I have tried various things and cannot get LAN to show up as an option. I have updated the LAN drivers via this site. 

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  • DuderDuder Posts: 14 New User
    Accepted Answer
    I had read and tried and looked into numerous different things. I had downloaded the Lan_Realtek drivers I mentioned in a post above but they never installed because they could never find the controller. But last night I read a post that described an error with the memory and to unplug the tower for 10 minutes or so to allow it to reset. So when I shut the computer down last night I unplugged it. Today, ive booted the pc and voila, fixxed. 

    So the fix for me was:
    Shut down, unplug tower for the night, plug back in in the morning, boot.

    Thanks JohnCena and billsey for your help.

FAQ & Answers

  • DuderDuder Member Posts: 14 New User
    Maybe LAN is the wrong term. I was always using an ethernet cable for the internet connection. When I booted it, there was no internet connection. Under the Network connects it isn't even an option.


  • billseybillsey ACE Posts: 9,010 Trailblazer
    Fire up Device Manager and give us a snapshot of the Network Adapters and anything unknown.
    Click on "Like" if you find my answer useful or click on "Yes" if it answers your question.
  • DuderDuder Member Posts: 14 New User
    I don't see anything classified as unknown, and the network adapters in there are confusing to me


  • JohnCenaJohnCena Member Posts: 437 Skilled Practitioner
    What's your model? It looks like it deleted your Ehternet adapter's driver.
  • DuderDuder Member Posts: 14 New User
    Predator P03-600

    I had downloaded a driver for my model as well as Lan_Realtek_10.36.701.2019_W10x64_A. The driver for my model I did not install for it is just a .chk file and I have no idea what to do with that. The Lan_Realtek driver I did install and nada =(

    Thanks for workin on this with me!
  • JohnCenaJohnCena Member Posts: 437 Skilled Practitioner
    What does driver file contain? Only that?
  • DuderDuder Member Posts: 14 New User
    Yeah, just install stuff, which I ran. To no avail =/
  • DuderDuder Member Posts: 14 New User
    Specifically:


  • JohnCenaJohnCena Member Posts: 437 Skilled Practitioner
    Run that setup with admin logo on it. Did you try it? If it won't work, there's another way to install drivers.
  • DuderDuder Member Posts: 14 New User
    It gives me the option to repair or modify. When I ran it before I had selected repair.
  • DuderDuder Member Posts: 14 New User
    Which should I do?
  • DuderDuder Member Posts: 14 New User
    also remove is an option
  • DuderDuder Member Posts: 14 New User
    I selected repair and got this after it went through the progress bar while installing:



    Which is the same error I had gotten before when I did "repair". I don't know what Deep Sleep Mode is, or where to check. The cable is and has been plugged in and I had tried to remove it and reinster when i recieved this error last time and it didnt do anything. 


  • JohnCenaJohnCena Member Posts: 437 Skilled Practitioner
    Ok, can you select modify?
  • DuderDuder Member Posts: 14 New User
    No, will not allow me to select modify
  • DuderDuder Member Posts: 14 New User
    Thank you for the help thus far,  I need to leave my PC for the morning but will check back. 
  • JohnCenaJohnCena Member Posts: 437 Skilled Practitioner
    When I get to my PC, I'll show how to install driver with device manager.
  • DuderDuder Member Posts: 14 New User
    Alrighty, thank you much. I'll be around from now on out.
  • DuderDuder Member Posts: 14 New User
    Accepted Answer
    I had read and tried and looked into numerous different things. I had downloaded the Lan_Realtek drivers I mentioned in a post above but they never installed because they could never find the controller. But last night I read a post that described an error with the memory and to unplug the tower for 10 minutes or so to allow it to reset. So when I shut the computer down last night I unplugged it. Today, ive booted the pc and voila, fixxed. 

    So the fix for me was:
    Shut down, unplug tower for the night, plug back in in the morning, boot.

    Thanks JohnCena and billsey for your help.
  • billseybillsey ACE Posts: 9,010 Trailblazer
    Wow, so the computer got into a confused state and since when you shut down these days they don't really turn off. They stay just awake enough to respond to a power button press, a wake event from the keyboard or mouse (if so configured) and a wake event from the network. I'd bet the latter is what bit you. With laptops they are putting battery reset switches in to do essentially the same thing. You can't 'unplug' a laptop, since it just switches to the battery, but the reset button does a full disconnect. I hadn't heard of a desktop with that issue, but it makes sense.
    Click on "Like" if you find my answer useful or click on "Yes" if it answers your question.
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