I have a Lenovo Z61m machine running Windows XP. On this machine i have a Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet netcard.
For the last 2-3 months, windows have been automatically updating my drivers to a non-working driver, that cannot establish lan access.
The driver that does not work:
- version 10.35.0.0 from 09-05-2007
The driver that does work:
- version 22.214.171.124 from 09-03-2006
This problem occurs daily when i reboot my pc for work.
I have to reboot windows into safe mode to remove the netcard completely, reinstall it, then upgrade drivers and then choose the earlier drivers.
Even this total reinstallation of drivers is sometimes not enough, sometimes i have to repeat the process multiple times. Worst case was 3 times of the same process to make it work.
Things i have tried to solve the problem:
- Add a registry key to make Windows Update not update drivers
- Delete the 10.35.0.0. inf file from my windows folder and subfolders
I simply have no more ideas what i can do to either troubleshoot or solve this problem
Any and all ideas are most welcome
I have tried the new 126.96.36.199 drivers for Windows XP and the problem was back this morning.
I have reverted to the 188.8.131.52 drivers to get back online.
Does anyone have any other suggestions?