Recently I was scanning Windows Update for any new updates like I typically do when its not Patch Tuesday and I noticed that actually one of my devices had a new driver. Thinking nothing of it, I updated the driver. That being the Gigabit Ethernet controller on the Nforce 4 Motherboard. After rebooting after the install was done, . I successfully booted back into Windows Vista Ultimate x64 to find that my ethernet icon had a red X .
Now to my knowledge, the only other person I know that has had this issue is a friend of mine Chris123NT. I believe that this driver is defective and does nothing but cripple the device if you update it through Windows Update you are most likely going to run into this issue. The solution is simple, simply stick with Nvidia’s 15.00 or 15.01 drivers that they released themselves. MS try to make sure the driver works before ya go pushing it out to the masses. Anyone else have any testimonies or problems? Microsoft has seem to have closed shop for the Windows Beta Program section which prevents us from even reporting bugs, not to mention MS contacts have almost fallen completely silent.