Realtek ethernet drivers causing BSOD in Windows 7 Ultimate 64

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2010/04/25 00:52:02 (permalink)
This issue isn't the end of the world or anything, but it's annoying.

I've tried three different version of the realtek ethernet drivers for my board, including the latest ones, and they all cause BSOD upon reboot/system start. Some are worse than others (some only cause the BSOD some of the time, some every time).

Uninstalling the drivers and letting windows use the generic driver fixes the problem. I'd like to be able to use realtek's drivers though, as they perform better.

Anyone else run into this problem and/or know of any resolutions?

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    Re:Realtek ethernet drivers causing BSOD in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 2010/04/25 01:47:16 (permalink)
    OK, first install the Intel chipset drivers again. Then make sure in the BIOs that the ethernet controllers are not disabled. Run the ethernet drivers setup file with admin privilages.

                
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    Re:Realtek ethernet drivers causing BSOD in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 2010/04/25 10:03:42 (permalink)
    Thank you for the tip. Before I do this though I should mention something which I should have mentioned in my original post but forgot being that it was late and I was tired:

    This issue has persisted over three fresh installs of Windows 7.

    When I did the latest fresh install I installed my drivers in this order to minimize the chance of driver conflicts (to no avail):

    Installed Windows - reboot.
    Installed the latest X58 chipset driver - reboot.
    Installed the latest Intel Rapid Storage Technology - reboot.
    Installed the latest JMicron drivers - reboot

    Installed the latest Realtek windows 7 ethernet drivers - reboot - bluescreen.

    Realtek recently released a new revision of said drivers, which I tried. Initially I thought the issue was resolved but the bluescreen showed up after a short time.


    Will reinstalling the chipset drivers necessitate that I  reinstall all of the drivers listed here (or at least the Intel ones)? I believe the Rapid Storage Technology replaces some of the X58 chipset drivers.



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    Re:Realtek ethernet drivers causing BSOD in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 2010/04/26 04:11:28 (permalink)
    Lanceare 

    I'd like to be able to use realtek's drivers though, as they perform better. 
     

    Just curious.... if they are giving you BSOD how do you think that they perform better? I guess I'm using the "generic" drivers, but my speeds are fine and I've never had a problem with them.

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    Re:Realtek ethernet drivers causing BSOD in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 2010/04/26 04:28:23 (permalink)
    I use the ones windows update loads in...they work great for me, no slowdowns, no drop off connections, & no BSOD's

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    Re:Realtek ethernet drivers causing BSOD in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 2010/04/26 20:20:29 (permalink)
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    Lanceare 

    I'd like to be able to use realtek's drivers though, as they perform better. 
     

    Just curious.... if they are giving you BSOD how do you think that they perform better? I guess I'm using the "generic" drivers, but my speeds are fine and I've never had a problem with them.


    When it doesn't bluescreen the web performance is noticeably a little zippier. Speed tests average better as well.

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    Re:Realtek ethernet drivers causing BSOD in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 2010/04/26 20:22:16 (permalink)
    STEVEBABCOCK2002

    I use the ones windows update loads in...they work great for me, no slowdowns, no drop off connections, & no BSOD's


    The ones Windows update loads in are the same as the latest ones on Realteks website. Windows update seems to keep the realtek drivers up to date pretty well. Too bad they make my system bluescreen!

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    Re:Realtek ethernet drivers causing BSOD in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 2010/04/27 03:04:44 (permalink)
    I am using the EVGA downloadable ethernet drivers for my motherboard with no problems.

                
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    Re:Realtek ethernet drivers causing BSOD in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 2010/04/27 09:08:05 (permalink)
    Are you sure your overclock is stable and if so are you overclocking you pci bus at all. I have a 758 and have never had an issue with the realtek driver off their website but have had issues with the ones from microsofts update

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    Re:Realtek ethernet drivers causing BSOD in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 2010/04/27 12:38:25 (permalink)
    littleoldme

    Are you sure your overclock is stable and if so are you overclocking you pci bus at all. I have a 758 and have never had an issue with the realtek driver off their website but have had issues with the ones from microsofts update


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    Re:Realtek ethernet drivers causing BSOD in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 2010/05/01 20:44:06 (permalink)
    I let Windows update install it's version of the drivers and it seems to be fine. They aren't as recent as the drivers on Realteks' site, but at least they work.

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    Re:Realtek ethernet drivers causing BSOD in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 2010/05/01 21:09:35 (permalink)
    The thing I learned... do not purchase a board that does NOT have an Intel PATA/SATA or Ethernet contoller... these 3rd party hardware vendors are notorious with issues. Intel very rarely fail.

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    Re:Realtek ethernet drivers causing BSOD in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 2010/05/02 01:08:45 (permalink)
    I'll assume there is a conflict between the Realtek drivers and something else running in your system. The Windows based drivers should work fine since they were probably made by Realtek anyway and given to Microsoft.

                
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    Re:Realtek ethernet drivers causing BSOD in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 2010/05/02 12:32:27 (permalink)
    rjohnson11

    I'll assume there is a conflict between the Realtek drivers and something else running in your system. The Windows based drivers should work fine since they were probably made by Realtek anyway and given to Microsoft.


    I believe the conflict is directly between Realtek's drivers and the X58 chipset driver and/or Intel Rapid Storage Technology.

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    Re:Realtek ethernet drivers causing BSOD in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 2010/05/13 17:35:54 (permalink)
    Just an option try uninstalling from the device manager the Realtek Drivers and then reinstalling them through the device manager once again. Use the latest drivers and away you go, just try it :)

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    Re:Realtek ethernet drivers causing BSOD in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 2010/05/14 06:59:32 (permalink)
    Do you have the latest Motherboard drivers downloaded from EVGA?

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    Re:Realtek ethernet drivers causing BSOD in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 2010/05/14 08:46:00 (permalink)
    emersj

    Do you have the latest Motherboard drivers downloaded from EVGA?


    Yes those are the drivers I am using now. They are signifigantly out of date compared to Realtek's current drivers and even the drivers that are on Windows Update, but those more recent drivers don't do anyone any good if all they do is cause bluescreens.

    I've read on the forums here that a lot of people are having problems with Realtek's drivers, they really need to get that worked out.

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    Re:Realtek ethernet drivers causing BSOD in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 2010/05/15 23:13:26 (permalink)
    The only 7 drivers that work with the realtek chip for me are the built in default that come with Windows all others cause BSOD.

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    Re:Realtek ethernet drivers causing BSOD in Windows 7 Ultimate 64 2010/05/16 01:43:55 (permalink)
    Then I would say there is a conflict. I would need to see a mindump file to determine this.

                
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