Windows 10: Network adapter keeps on disabling itself

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    Network adapter keeps on disabling itself


    Whenever I try to connect to the internet, my network adapter will instantly disable itself. It can display the list of available networks just fine, but once I tried to connect to any one of it, the adapter will disable itself. I even tried to connect using USB Tethering with my phone, and the driver responsible for it also disabled itself.

    I tried uninstalling and restarting, I also tried to change the power management settings and I also tried updating the driver. But none of it works.

    Any help will truly be appreciated!

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    I've confirmed that it's not a hardware issue by booting into a live Ubuntu USB. It seems that I have no choice but to do a reinstall of Windows (I have no restore point)? *Sad

    :)
     
    decker11, Aug 20, 2019
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  2. Network adapter keeps disabling

    Hi Taran,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for posting your query.

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused to you. Let me help you with the issue.

    To assist you better, I would like to know what is the make and model of the computer?

    The issue you are facing could be due network adapter driver is being outdated. Let’s try simple steps troubleshooting steps and check if this helps. Follow the below methods:

    Method 1.

    I would suggest you to run Network troubleshooter, it will automatically troubleshoot the network problem and check. If it helps.


    • Press Windows + X keys on the keyboard and select Control Panel.

    • Type Troubleshooting in the search bar on the Control Panel.

    • Click on View all on the left navigation pane.

    • Click on Network troubleshooter.

    • Click on Advanced on the Network troubleshooter dialog box and click on Run as administrator (Enter the credentials if required).

    • Click on Next and follow onscreen instruction complete the Network troubleshooter.
    If the issue still persist, try the below method.

    Method 2.

    I recommend you to uninstall/reinstall the network adapter driver and check. Follow the below steps:


    • Press Windows key + X and click on
      Device manager
      .

    • Locate for Network adaptor and click on it expand it.

    • Right click on the device and click on
      uninstall
      .

    • Once you are done installing the driver, restart the computer. It will automatically install the generic network adapter driver.
    If this doesn’t help to fix the issue. I suggest you to update the network driver. Skip step3 from the above steps and right click on the device and click on update.

    Hope this helps. Keep posting us with the status we will be glad to help you.
     
    Billion Debbarma, Aug 20, 2019
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    Hello Don,

    I understand that the Network adapter keeps disabling in Windows. We will certainly help you resolve the issue.

    To assist you better, I suggest you to answer the below questions.

    • What is the make and model of your machine?
    • Are you facing this issue after any recent update installed?
    • Did you make any recent changes to the PC prior to the issue?

    This issue might have caused as the devices may be conflicting the hardware to act vulnerable and also there might be some third party security applications which might be causing this issue which could be resolved by following the below methods.

    Method 1: Disable or uninstall if there are any third party anti-virus software is installed.

    If you have any third party software installed on the computer, then I would suggest you to disable the anti-virus software and check.

    Important Note: Antivirus software can help protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. In most cases, you shouldn't disable your antivirus software. If you have to temporarily disable
    it to install other software, you should re-enable it as soon as you're done. If you're connected to the Internet or a network while your antivirus software is disabled, your computer is vulnerable to attacks.

    Method 2: Run inbuilt
    Internet connection troubleshooter
    and Network Adapter troubleshooter


    • Press Windows key +X, select
      Control panel.


    • Change the view by option on the top right to
      Large icons.


    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the
      view all option on the left panel.

    • Run the Internet Connection troubleshooter.

    • Also run the Network Adapter troubleshooter and check if the issue resolves.
    Keep us informed if the network adapter issue you are facing is resolved. We are glad to help you further.
     
    Sachin Venkatesh, Aug 20, 2019
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    network adapters

    Hi, Michael.



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    As per my understanding, you may be facing an issue with your driver updates.

    I suggest that you perform the steps mentioned below and check if it helps you resolve your issue.



    Method 1: Network troubleshooting

        • On the search bar type “Troubleshooting”
        • Click on “Network and Internet”
        • Click on “Network Adapter” and run the troubleshooter.

    Method 2: Download and install the latest firmware updates for the Network adapter

    Follow these steps to un-install the drivers:



    • On the search bar type “ Device Manager”
    • On the left pane locate “Network Adapter” and expand by clicking on it
    • Right on the “ Network driver” option and click “Uninstall’
    • Download the latest Wireless network adapter driver setup file from the manufacturer’s website and install it.


    Your reply is very important for us to ensure a proper resolution. Please get back to us with the above information in order to assist you accordingly.

    For further assistance, you can post your query in Microsoft Community
     
    Vanessa Sohtun, Aug 20, 2019
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