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Computer completely freezes when LAN cable plugged in to PCI gigabit lan adapter!

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As the title states the PC completely freezes as soon as i plug in a network cable to the PCI lan adapter (TP-LINK TG-3269). There's more to the story though..

I had previously installed the card and it worked fine but on large file transfers between another gigabit PC on the network, the transfer would stop at anytime hanging at 0bps speed in windows 10. Transfers to my router attached NAS would complete fine probably due to not utilizing the full gbps connection.

The computer still used to freeze as soon as I would unplug and plug the lan cable in again, but would work fine after a hard reboot (without unplugging and replugging of course).

I thought I should try a reseat of the card and the speed drop seems to have gone away but the freezing issue persisted.. searched around and found and its relation to the SSDP service.

Now the status is that if I disable the ssdp service, I can unplug and plugin the lan cable with the computer running just fine but as soon as I enable the service the same weird freeze occurs. The freeze does not result in a BSOD and just stays there. My RAM is all tested fine, no overclocking anywhere. No particular errors in event viewer.

I am at a total loss here...I can keep using the computer without that service but why does this occur?! I have tried disabling the inbuilt lan adapter through bios but nothing.

Thank for giving it a read!
Date: Nov 20, 2016   


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