Windows 10: broken Ethernet adapter driver - sees it as CD Drive

Discus and support broken Ethernet adapter driver - sees it as CD Drive in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; windows 10 version: 1909 - 18363.778 Hi I have an obscure annoying issue, similar to here https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...0-3d8c3a714f3c On... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by kingfitz, May 8, 2020.

  1. kingfitz Win User

    broken Ethernet adapter driver - sees it as CD Drive


    windows 10 version: 1909 - 18363.778

    Hi I have an obscure annoying issue, similar to here
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...0-3d8c3a714f3c

    On my Lenovo IdeaPad Flex-14API a few weeks ago my Cable Creation gigabit ethernet to USB 3.0 adapter started giving me this autoplay popup as a CD Drive D: whenever I plug it in. It appears in Windows Device Manager as a USB Mass Storage Device, not how it should be under Network section as Realtek USB GBE Family Controller as here:

    https://www.dell.com/support/article...r-sccm?lang=en


    broken Ethernet adapter driver - sees it as CD Drive [​IMG]


    It no longer works to plug into other devices to act as an ethernet cable for network diagnostic / testing (this laptop lacks a proper Eth port, hence the adapter). This is weird because Ive done nothing before a few weeks ago when it was working. I have since tried updating all system and network, usb drivers. I installed the Cable Creation manufacturer driver for the adapter. Still get this weird issue. I tried running as administrator the RTK_NIC_DRIVER_INSTALLER.sfx application within the popup drive D, and it basically does nothing but the Drive D disappears temporarily. Anyone have an idea for a fix? Need this for work.

    :)
     
    kingfitz, May 8, 2020
    #1
  2. rez001 Win User

    IP configuration not valid - interference from ethernet adapter?


    Solution 1: No Internet Access In Windows 8.1or Windows 10

    Step 1:

    Go to Device Manager → Network adapters.
    Step 2:

    Expand it (Network adapters).


    Step 3:

    Select your network adapter


    Step 4:

    Right click on your wireless network adapter or Ethernet adapter and then tap “Update Driver Software”.
    (in this case your network adopter is Ethernet adopter so tap your Ethernet adapter)
    Step 5:

    Now on a new window you will need to click on “Browse my computer for driver software”.

    broken Ethernet adapter driver - sees it as CD Drive install-driver-software.png


    Step 6:

    Then select “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer”.

    broken Ethernet adapter driver - sees it as CD Drive pick-comptible-driver-software.png

    Step 7:

    Now choose the “Manufacturer’s drivers” from the list of two and then click next.

    broken Ethernet adapter driver - sees it as CD Drive select-network-adapter.png

    Step 8:

    After the completion of the process just restart your PC and check if the problem is solved or not. If not, goto solution 2.

    broken Ethernet adapter driver - sees it as CD Drive Limited-wi-fi-connection-solved.png

    Solution 2: No Internet Access In Windows 8.1,windows10

    Step 1:

    Open command prompt.
    Step 2:

    Just go on hitting the enter after typing the each command.
    netsh int tcp set heuristics disabled
    netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disable
    netsh int tcp set global rss=enabled
    Step 3:

    Now to check if the settings are disabled type:
    netsh int tcp show global
    then hit enter.
    Step 4:

    Now the thing left is just rebooting your system and just check if the problem is solved or not and just give feedback.*chuckle*Thumbs
     
    rez001, May 8, 2020
    #2
  3. Driver for Ethernet Adapter

    Hi,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    You might be facing the issue due to the incompatibility of the network drivers with Windows 10. So, I would suggest you to uninstall and reinstall the network drivers and check.

    Follow these steps to uninstall Network Adapters.

    • Press Windows key + X and select
      Device Manager
      .
    • Search for Network Adapters and expand it.
    • Right click on the network adapter
      and select Uninstall.
    Now, I would also suggest you to go to the manufacturer’s website and download the drivers for Windows 10. If the drivers for Windows 10 are not available, then you can download the drivers for Windows 8.1 and install them in compatibility
    mode and check.

    Make older programs compatible with this version of Windows

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/older-programs-compatible-version-windows

    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, May 8, 2020
    #3
  4. broken Ethernet adapter driver - sees it as CD Drive

    Constantly disconnecting with ethernet cable

    Hello,

    Thank you for keeping us posted on the status of the issue.

    I suggest you to check if rolling back the Ethernet driver helps to resolve the issue. Follow the below steps.

    • First of all, Press Windows logo + R from keyboard. It will open
      RUN.
    • Now type devmgmt.msc and press Enter to open Device Manager.
    • You will see all the device list of your PC. Expand Network Adapters
    Rollback driver

    Double click on your Ethernet driver in Device Manager. Then Click on
    Driver tab and select Rollback.

    Important: If your drive is performing well and there is no error, Rollback driver button will be grayed out as an option.

    If it still does not help, I suggest you to reinstall the drivers for the Ethernet driver and check if it helps to resolve the issue.

    Note: Once you uninstall the drivers the Ethernet adapter device will be disabled and you won’t be able to connect to internet. So it is advisable to keep all the installer files as a back up in your hard drive.

    Write to us with the results for further assistance.

    Thank You.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, May 8, 2020
    #4
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