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Every time I start my computer, my wired network adapter stops working - this includes a cold start and resuming from sleep. If I head over to Network and Sharing Center and click Troubleshoot Problems, I am eventually able to get the adapter working again. Here is a screenshot of the last page of the troubleshooting wizard:

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It would seem like something isn't configured properly and is preventing the network adapter driver from initializing. I've checked the power management settings and they look like this:

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Machine information:

  • Windows 8 Consumer Preview 32-bit
  • Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller (according to Device Manager)

Edit: I found this in the event logs:

"Your computer was not assigned an address from the network (by the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 0x001DE09DCC29. The following error occurred: 0x7B0000. Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server."

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Is it possible that the driver isn't fully compatible with Windows 8? – chmod Mar 10 '12 at 18:31
Any more detail in the event logs? – Dave M Mar 10 '12 at 20:02
@DaveM: Yes, I have updated the question with the results. – Nathan Osman Mar 10 '12 at 20:31

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