I don't know what's gone wrong, but of late whenever I reboot my Win 8 Pro x64 box, the ethernet connection doesn't turn on by itself. I have to go into network settings and manually disable/re-enable it. Should I check for any disabled services? I rarely reboot my box, only when an update requires it(I use suspend instead of shutdown), so it usually goes upto 3 weeks or more before rebooting.
It's a built in controller on my Intel motherboard - 82579V, drivers are up to date, etc etc.