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#1 fleamour

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 05:04 PM

My laptop has mysteriously stopped working when trying to access the internet. I have checked all my router settings & even reinstalled my wireless PCMCIA card software/hardware.

I get a program error that prismsvr.exe has generated errors & will be closed by Windows. This error appears at every boot. Prismsvr.exe is to do with my Zoom network card. What are, if anything, program errors indicative of? I am checking disk for errors in the recovery console.

Any pointers much appreciated.
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 09:36 PM

Sounds like the driver for the Zoom network card got corrupted. I'd try uninstall it and install the driver again
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Posted 09 May 2008 - 11:51 AM

I have reinstalled the driver manually as well as using the manufacturers supplied CD for a complete uninstall/reinstall. Any other suggestions?
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512MB KingSpec RAM, 1GHz CPU [T22 Fan], Wireless-G PCMCIA, 7200RPM HDD

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 06:49 PM

Open Device Manager, expand all of the +'s and look for any yellow exclamation points and see what's causing the problem
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Posted 10 May 2008 - 12:11 PM

There are only two red X marks where I have disabled the infrared port & also the Zoom card as I am using the onboard Ethernet adaptor to connect as of the moment.
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512MB KingSpec RAM, 1GHz CPU [T22 Fan], Wireless-G PCMCIA, 7200RPM HDD

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 05:41 PM

Any leads??? I really am flummoxed! Malware does not seem to be the case, having scanned it with everything under the sun.
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 08:37 PM

maybe the wireless signal thing is screwd up :thumbsup:
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 03:35 PM

Card tests fine in my mates laptop.
ASRock Conroe (micro ATX) - Ubuntu 12.04/Win 7 Ultimate (x86)
Intel C2D E8400 3.0GHz/low profile Noctua (single fan)
4GB OCZ DDR2 RAM, GeForce GT220 1024MB

Vintage IBM-T21 laptop, Xubuntu Lucid LTS
512MB KingSpec RAM, 1GHz CPU [T22 Fan], Wireless-G PCMCIA, 7200RPM HDD




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