How do I disable specific drivers during startup?

I am having problems with my network card after Windows 7 loads. If I boot in safe mode with networking it works fine. Is there a way to turn off/on every driver so I can determine exactly what is causing the problem?

Also, once I find which driver is causing the problem, can it be left off for future restarts of the computer?


Joe S

Excellent Member
Did you go into run and type in msconfig and disable startup items and then add them back one at a time? My most likely guess is a program auto updating like antivirus, firewall, etc. The next guess would be something unneeded like a messenger program loading at startup.

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