NVIDIA nForce network controller causes a network connection drop in Windows 7


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When you use an NVIDIA nForce network controller in a Windows 7-based computer, you may lose the network connection intermittently.



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Any solution, advice or pearls of wisdom? ...i installed a 32bit version of windows 7 on an hp pavilion dv6000 laptop(had vista) and sure enough that network controller has been trying to reinstall itself but fails to and im left with out wireless or LAN access


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You should follow the steps given in the KB article. Also make sure that you have the latest NVIDIA nForce drivers.

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nForce chipset has had weird problems over the years, especially with driver support. You may find that a fresh install of the chipset drivers and their associated components will be of value to you, especially after upgrading from Windows Vista.