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Network detection is slow at startup

    Question

  • I am facing strange problem. 

    I am using Windows 7 32bit professional. My laptop is taking 10 Minutes time to detect network connections, This problem comes only at starting of laptop.

    Once network detected (10 minutes later),  i don't have any furthur problems. I unplugged network cable and plugged in, it detects with in seconds.


    Any suggestions
    Rajesh A S7 Software
    Tuesday, January 19, 2010 7:19 PM

Answers

  • Hi Rajeshaz09,

     

    I would like to suggest you update the BIOS first. After that, uninstall and reinstall the network card driver for Windows 7 in Safe Mode to check the issue.

     

    If it does not work, I also would like to suggest you test the issue in Safe Mode with Networking via Advanced Boot Options and Clean Boot.

     

    What are the results in Safe Mode with Networking and Clean Boot?

     

    Regards,


    Arthur Li - MSFT
    Thursday, January 21, 2010 6:21 AM
    Moderator

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  • Hi Rajeshaz09,

     

    I would like to suggest you update the BIOS first. After that, uninstall and reinstall the network card driver for Windows 7 in Safe Mode to check the issue.

     

    If it does not work, I also would like to suggest you test the issue in Safe Mode with Networking via Advanced Boot Options and Clean Boot.

     

    What are the results in Safe Mode with Networking and Clean Boot?

     

    Regards,


    Arthur Li - MSFT
    Thursday, January 21, 2010 6:21 AM
    Moderator
  • I had some other issue with my laptop and i repaired windows 7 OS.  It installed Nvidia network controller (Microsoft) driver. This have some problem (earliar too). So i installed NVIDIA network controller (from hp chipset drivers) .

    After that, windows 7 is detecting network connections. Yesterday, i updated my windows through "Windows update". It installed 4-5 updates. These updates require restart, so i did it.

    Now once again this problem came.





    Rajesh A S7 Software
    Wednesday, January 27, 2010 6:20 AM
  • Hi Rajeshaz09,

     

    Since the NVIDIA network controller is in use, I would like to suggest you perform the following troubleshooting steps.

     

    Disable Receive-side scaling for NVIDIA nForce network controller

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    1.    Click Start, type Devmgmt.msc into Search bar and press Enter.

    2.    Expend Network adapters, right click on the NVIDIA nForce network controller and click Properties.

    3.    Switch to Advanced tab, highlight Receive side scaling under Property list and select Disable under Value list.

    4.    Click OK.

     

    Recently, we receive some reports about the similar issue with NVIDIA nForce network controller. The current NVIDIA nForce network controller driver cannot support receive-side scaling feature normally in Windows 7. For your reference, you may check the following links:

     

    http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=100637

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpronetworking/Thread/14C7EE8F-F287-4948-ADEA-F598B7D18C48

    Regards,

     


    Arthur Li - MSFT
    Wednesday, January 27, 2010 8:33 AM
    Moderator
  • I am seeing the exact same symptoms recently with my Marvell Yukon 1GB adapter and am running 64bit Windows 7 Ultimate.  When the Windows 7 starts up, the network detection takes about a minute or two (I see blue wheel spinning over it in system tray).  Eventually it says no network detected briefly and then says network detected.  Once connected, everything is OK.

    My system worked fine including network detection at startup.  Nothing has changed accept windows updates to the best of my knowledge.  This controller doesn't have a Recieve Side Scaling property, I cannot do that fix.

    My computer has an AMD 790GX chipset with Marvell 88E8056 ethernet controller.

    Any thoughts?

    Sunday, April 18, 2010 4:29 PM
  • Same problem here with NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000. No option "Recieve Side Scaling".
    Gael Fraiteur -- postsharp.org
    Sunday, May 23, 2010 8:01 AM
  • Thanks much

     

    Your method works on Intel Gigabit Network Connection as well.

    • Proposed as answer by mycloutier Thursday, February 12, 2015 6:00 PM
    Friday, June 18, 2010 2:15 AM
  • I've had the same problem with a Dell XPS Studio 16 with Win7 Pro x64 and the "recieve Side Scaling" solution solves the problem for "wired" network access.

    Unfortunately I still have a "slow Network detection at startup" when using WiFi instead of "wired" !  The laptop can see the Wireless network but it says "Limited connectivity". After 5mins it will connect. Here's what I've already done :

    - Disable IPv6
    - Flush DNS
    - Disable "Autotuning" (http://www.sysprobs.com/windows-7-network-slow)

    Any others solutions ?


    Thanks !

    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 6:29 PM
  • identical with Toshiba NB200.  Takes 10 - 15 minutes to find the network. This only started about two weeks ago after updates went in.  Any thought on which magical driver is causing this one?

     

    Cheers!

    • Proposed as answer by Ed Yang Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:30 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Ed Yang Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:30 PM
    Saturday, August 28, 2010 5:24 AM
  • Hi,

     

    I've just freshly installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit version and experience the same problem of slow network connection at windows startup with yellow reclamation.  The network conenction takes 1 minute to search and connect.  I've googled a lot on this issue and done everything I can find, but they don't seem working in my case (ex. Disable IPv6, Flush DNS....... etc..)

    Just found this discussion on google and followed what Arther Li suggested.   Still not working for me.... but his suggestion gave me a clue and resolve my problem ( reduced from 1 minute to 12 sec).... 

    Try to follow Arther Li's step and also disable every "IPv6" in the advanced tab (I've also disable IPv6 in local area connection-->property).....   hope this will save people's time...

    Ed Yang

    Thursday, March 17, 2011 4:01 PM
  • I am having the exact same problem. Running Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 7:50 PM
  • Hi,

     

    I've just freshly installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit version and experience the same problem of slow network connection at windows startup with yellow reclamation.  The network conenction takes 1 minute to search and connect.  I've googled a lot on this issue and done everything I can find, but they don't seem working in my case (ex. Disable IPv6, Flush DNS....... etc..)

    Just found this discussion on google and followed what Arther Li suggested.   Still not working for me.... but his suggestion gave me a clue and resolve my problem ( reduced from 1 minute to 12 sec).... 

    Try to follow Arther Li's step and also disable every "IPv6" in the advanced tab (I've also disable IPv6 in local area connection-->property).....   hope this will save people's time...

    Ed Yang

    Having the same issue - could you maybe link to the discussion you are referring to?

    Thanks!

    Thursday, May 26, 2011 6:34 PM
  • Set your IP to static :), worked for me.
    Saturday, January 14, 2012 1:48 PM
  • i had that problem and it was caused by nvidia's driver so when i installed new drivers the problem was gone as it never existed.

     
    Tuesday, February 18, 2014 11:20 PM