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Pc wont boot/freezes with Wifi card/USB adapter installed


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#1 MrRonSwanson

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 06:03 PM

Okay so I did some testing regarding my wireless problem. Having just my ssd plugged in makes my compuer boot with my wifi card, i have tested all sata plugins and cables. But the second I plug in any of my HDDs my comp wont boot with the wifi card in. Same with a usb adapter. Comp will boot fine with my hard drives in, but when i plug in the wifi adapter screen goes black and pc freezes. Every driver is installed, every windows update, bios is the latest version.

Specs.

Z97 Gaming 5.
EVGA 750w PSU.
Intel I5 4690.
MSI GTX 970 4gb
1x Kingston SSD 120gb
1x WD 2tb HDD5400rpm
1x WD 1tb HDD 5400rpm

Have tried multiple PCIe wifi cards, and multiple usb wifi adapters. LAN works fine however.

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 07:12 PM

If I had to hazard a guess it would be a problem with Windows. As soon as it sees any thing Wifi it borks out. Is this Windows 10? Does disabling LAN, not uninstall, in Device Manager make a difference?

 

You can confirm if this is hardware by booting a live linux distro with the Wifi card attached. Burn Mint Cinnamon to a DVD by right clicking and selecting Burn Disk Image. After burning the iso boot the DVD to see if the burn was good. Don't enter anything until you are at the Mint desktop. At the desktop shutdown, install the Wifi care, and reboot Mint. At the desktop, if you get that far, Mint will detect your Wifi networks if the kernel has the appropriate driver. Even if Mint does not detect your Wifi you could assume the problem is Windows as Mint successfully booted with the Wifi card installed.

 

https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3457



#3 MrRonSwanson

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 07:19 PM

Thats the thing, it boots fine with just my SSD installed. The HDDs are what makes it not work

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 07:34 PM

Sorry, I misunderstood. Is this something that just happened? 

 

Maybe the PSU? But it's very strange the computer boots fine with the SSD and HDDs unless a Wifi card or Wifi USB dongle is attached.

 

I would attempt to boot linux with the SSD and HDDs installed with the Wifi card attached. 






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