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,
Dell Inspiron 530
Vista Premium 32-bit, SP2
3 GB RAM