I am also experiencing many problems after the network driver was installed. My NIC is an Nvidia nforce networking controller built-in with my Gigabyte M55-SLI-S4 Rev 1.0 Mobo.
Basically, the NIC is only working with every other reboot. If the device is working, and I Hibernate, there are no problems. It's only upon reboot when problems arise. I actually installed this update a few weeks ago, but since I don't restart often (I almost always hibernate) I never really noticed it.
I have tried to roll back the driver to the older version, but it's STILL doing it. To remove the driver, I had to go into Safe Mode, since doing it in normal Windows causes the entire system to freeze.
Unfortunately, I cannot seem to completely uninstall the driver. When I click "Uninstall" it doesn't do anything and the device still appears there with the same driver. I have never encountered a problem like this with drivers before. Whenever I click "Uninstall", it's gone and upon re-detecting the device, it would need to reinstall the drivers.
I don't know what else to do. I'm wondering if I can possibly disable the NIC from the BIOS, if it would allow me to remove it. I would also like to try the method of deleting the .sys file mentioned above. Can you please elaborate and post the link to the thread which discusses it?
If I cannot fix this using these methods, I will have no choice but to do a re-format (which I DON'T want to do).
This is such bull****. This ****in driver sucks a dick. Don't they test the drivers on there before posting them?