Re: Cannot open / Adjust Network cards in Vista Home Premium
Deterministic Network Enhancer possibly is the culprit.
How this nuisance landed on your machine?
"Wobble_Wobble" <WobbleWobble@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Vista 32bit home edition and I broke networking. I can get out to the net,
> browse some pc's at home, but there are no settings I can see/ adjust. To
> change IP settings I have to use Netsh commands. It all went terribly
> when I did something (broke cause I wasn't paying attention) to VMware
> networking. Now my 2 VMware networks cards won't work ( re-installed
> server and workstation) and I can't see properties on my NIC's. When I
> up networking properties I get
> 'Some of the controls on this property sheet are disabled because one or
> more other Network property sheets are already open. To use these
> close all the property sheets and then reopen this one.'
> If I click OK all I get to see is Client for Microsoft Networks and
> Deterministic Network Enhancer, nothing else. I also cannot see the 2
> nics that should be in there.
> No good going in on safe mode, or uninstalling VMware.
> By using SET DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES=1
> I got to see the VMware Nics in Device Manager but they are not working
> The really weird thing is I've used Netsh statically set the IP/ DNS/
> I also have a DHCP server giving different Gateway, yet the Vista install
> still returning to an unused DNS server after each reboot.