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Onboard Lan causes boot and shut down problem

With Ethernet cable connected, POST Code F - computer will not POST. Remove cable - good to go. XP software shutdown with cable connected brings computer to shutdown then it restarts in 2 seconds. Remove ethernet cable and problem is gone. Disabling the on board lan in the bios also eliminates the problem. Turning off the LAN wake up feature does not correct the problem. This is the third AA8 that I have had this problem (2 RMAs) I believe that the network signal being applied to the board from the lan is interfering with the system startup soft switch but I can't find reference to this problem and don't understand the electronics well enough to resolve the issue in any way other than disabling the on board lan and using a NIC. Any additional information would be appreciated. AA8 P550 Antec Neo Power Supply

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Re: Onboard Lan causes boot and shut down problem

It sounds like you have some bad LAN circuity on your motherboard. You might try a workaround by installing a separate LAN card and using that. If the separate card doesn't solve the problem your motherboard is just bad and needs to be replaced.

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Why does my ethernet not work properly?

In order to decide wheather it is a HW or a SW fault, try to boot another operating system, eg. some one-CD Linux testing distribution. In case it is a SW problem:
- try to instal Asus update (utilities):
ASUS Update V7.17.17 for Windows XP 32bit/XP 64bit/Vista 32bit/Vista 64bit/7 32bit/7 64bit from:
- try to set in BIOS: POST Check LAN Cable: ENABLE (for both LANs). Any error message?
- try to switch off one of LANs: Onboard 1st(2nd) nVidia LAN: DISABLED. Does the other LAN work?
The last step could be testing different version of BIOS...
The easiest way to get LAN ready could be installing PCI LAN card...

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P5ld2dual core onboard lan disabled but wont boot

This is either a driver problem or a "hard" hardware problem. When you are in safe mode you should remove the drivers for the onboard lan and the wireless USB. the most likely cause is the wireless stick. So try re installing the usb drivers again from a different source.

Jul 19, 2012 | ASUS P5LD2 Motherboard

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Pavilion Elite M9040N tower shuts down within seconds when I hit the power button. Blue light flashes 2-3 time and it shuts down. When I remove the processor ( Intel Q6600) unit stays on and when I pull...

Before you go and get a new motherboard, first let's try to do a hard reset.

Sometimes, hp and Compaq computers bios will lock up, causing this condition.

To do the hard reset, first make sure all the cords are connected to the points where they belong.

Now, unplug your ethernet cable, and your power cord.

This stops all power from coming into the machine.

Next, press and hold the power button in for 30 to 45 seconds.

This causes the capacitors on the motherboard, and the ones in the power supply to dissipate, and returns them to a ready state.

After doing that, reconnect just the power cord and attempt to power on the computer.
If it boots, then it was the bios glitch, if not, then you have a faulty motherboard, that or you have a device installed the wrong way, so that when the system boots up, it calls for the power to that device in an unusual way, then the system will shut down to prevent damage.

If it does boot up, then you can reconnect the ethernet cable back, otherwise there is no sense of hooking it back up as you would be replacing the motherboard anyways.

I hope you have good luck with this, and have a good day.

May 07, 2011 | Motherboards

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The internet providers technical person connected the cable and told me that your lan card is faulty so change it. my lan card is inbuilt on motherboard

Unplug your power cable; Take off your casing cover; make sure your hand is dry and clean, install your LAN Card to the right slot (Please refer to your Network Card Manual Book); Power On your PC, Press Delete at boot screen until u login the bios screen, go to the Advanced Tab on the top there, Select [Disable] for Onboard Lan; Then save & exit. You're done well! Congrat!


Dec 01, 2009 | ASUS M2A-VM Motherboard

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Need an onboard ethernet driver


You can download the required drivers from:

Hope this solves your problem. For more help and clarifications, please reply to this post. Thanks

Sep 03, 2009 | Asrock K8 Combo-Z Motherboard

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Infected pc boots up intermittently

Microsoft does not "shut down" computers. If the PC is not booting every time it is because of the viruses or the power supply. If you press the power button and nothing happens I suspect the power supply. If you see the start-up screen every time you press the power button, but the computer does not finish booting go ahead and install your legal copy of Windows and that will fix the problem. Make sure you have the drivers for your motherboard, you'll need them to install things like chipset, nic, video, and sound drivers.

May 18, 2009 | ASUS P5S800-VM Motherboard

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Network connection prompt error 6: handle is invalid

Hi glamredhel, Norton has removed the virus or Trojan & if you have windows system restore turned on the virus or Trojan will return once the system has re-booted. Open windows device manager & shut off system restore. Re-boot your system & re-scan your system with Norton. In your case Norton did not give you instructions on how to remove the virus. (Norton did that for you).
Once completed check windows update service for a possible update for your LAN. Asus does not have a separate LAN driver listed on Asus web site. The LAN driver is part of the chipset drivers. Remove your modem from the system & any software you installed with it. (If any). Restart your system. (If the system seems fine-good. Shut down the system & re-install your modem & any software. When completed do another windows restart. See if the modem functions (If your modem is either a cable or DSL reset it.
Shut down the system.
Located on the back of the cable modem or DSL modem you will find a tiny re-set button. Unplug the power cord from the modem. Take a pen & press the reset button for 10 seconds. Re-connect the power cord & boot the system. Check for internet connection.

The above are just a few item you should try.
Good luck glamredhel!
Post your findings.

Mar 23, 2009 | ASUS M2N-MX Motherboard

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I disabled the lan and when i enabled it again it won't work

Hi, well now you have windows registry confused. The PCI card may have come with software & you installed it. (See if its listed in add/remove programs & uninstall it), than go to this link & download the free software to clean your registry. (Keep the onboard lan disabled in the bios).
When the program finishes close the program & shut down the system. Than boot the system & enter the bios. Enable the onboard lan. Save & exit. With any luck windows will see your lan & ask for the software. You can use the CD to guide windows to the lad driver software or you can download it from ECS. The online lan may be a bit newer or may not be. Click here to go to ECS web site:
If you are running XP install through windows device manager.
Run into trouble, just let me know what the trouble is & we'll go from there.
Good luck!

Sep 28, 2008 | EliteGroup 915G-M Motherboard

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On board ethernet driver conflict with windows XP

go to the bios settings & there you can disable the onboard LAN ....
so by this you will be able to boot from your hard drive ....

you can go to the bios settings by pressing F2 (or delete key in some PC s ) at the time of the booting (before the OS loads)...
there in bios settings just search for the LAN device & disable it ...

that s all your problem will be solved ....

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Jul 05, 2008 | ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe Motherboard

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848P neo ls

Hi hartterc, there is a bios update for the onboard integrated LAN card. The update, Set "Onboard LAN Boot ROM" to Enabled in BIOS. Bios Version 6.2 Date; 9-02-2006 File size 380KB.
Please allow MSI to run the (Live Update) program on you're system. If you allow this to run you will not need to download & flash you're bios.
That is what MSI states! Click on the link below for Live Updt.

You're mother board 848P Neo-V main web site.

Good Luck!
If you need help with something else, please post you're question here.

May 20, 2008 | MSI 848P Neo-V Motherboard

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