troubleshooting Question

Network Adapter will not install properly

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I have a ESXi 5.1.1 server. I have several VMs on this server. All are running Windows 2008 R2. If i reboot the servers they all lose their network connection. The network adapter status is shown as: This device cannot start (Code 10).

I tried disabling the adapter and re enabling. I tried removing it. I tried adding the basic adapter. VM Tools is installed. I tried uninstalling the VMware tools and removing all the adapters and then rebooting and then adding the adapter and the same result occurs....the adapter does not start.

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