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Vista hang after wireless card driver installed


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#1 Brian Gmutza

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 06:32 PM

I've been a long time lurker and can usually solve my computer problems with a little digging here and some trial and error, but this one has me perplexed. If this would be better served in another forum, feel free to move!

I have installed a D-Link DWL-AG530 PCI wireless card into my machine and installed the proper driver from the D-Link support site. When I install the driver, everything works perfectly... until I reboot the machine. Once I reboot, Vista hangs while loading. No BSOD: it just freezes and has to be powered off manually and restarted. I've tried booting in safe mode, and it hangs there too. If I go back to the last good configuration, the machine boots perfectly. I can reinstall the driver and the card works great until I shutdown/reboot, and then it hangs again. Thus, I know it's the driver that's causing the problem on startup. I double checked to make sure that I have the correct driver (there are two for this model, based on the card version) and I have 1.10 A1-A3. Anyone know what can be done to get it to boot properly?

Thanks in advance,
Brian

Config:
Dell Inspiron 530
Vista Premium 32-bit, SP2
3 GB RAM
C2D E8300

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 06:53 PM

Get the driver from Dell.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 08:36 PM

I don't see a driver for that card from Dell. Their support site wants to give drivers for the things that came stock, and I added this card.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 09:53 PM

I don't see a driver for that card from Dell. Their support site wants to give drivers for the things that came stock, and I added this card.



Take the card out then try it in a different slot.




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