Posted 21 February 2009 - 10:52 AM
The easiest way to check the device status / driver status is using Device Manager. Go to Start>Control Panel>Printers and Other Hardware>System>.
Click on the Hardware tab, and open Device Manager.
See if you can locate your adapter in Device Manager (probably under Network Adapters). Once you find it, right-click it and select Properties. This will tell you the status of the device. You may want to run the built in troubleshooter, if available, by clicking on the "Troubleshoot" button, if it is present.
If this doesn't help, click on the Driver tab, and select Driver Details. Click on Update Driver... and see if Windows can automatically locate an appropriate driver. If this doesn't work, click Update Driver again, and put the software cd in. Windows should detect the drivers present on the cd and take over from there. If this does not happen, click on Install from a specific location and point windows to the cd.
If, after installing the correct drivers, your windows still gives you a BSOD, record the exact message displayed and post it here. This might help someone search for a different solution.
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