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Win98se freezes on boot after installing NIC

 
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NAD



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:07 pm    Post subject: Win98se freezes on boot after installing NIC Reply with quote

I've just installed a Belkin Wireless G NIC (F5D7000 v7) into my desktop PC, loaded the utility software and drivers (first), fitted the card after, rebooted and all seemingly worked well. It appeared to be communicating with the router but couldn't go any further as I had to disable the routers' security to enable DHCP to give the card an IP address. I did this from a remote laptop.

Came back to boot up from my own desktop and now I find I can't boot, goes to the point of when the orange led blinks on the NIC then freezes. Task Manager reports Msgsvr32 not responding.

Windows will boot up into Safe Mode no probs. If I physically remove the card it will boot no probs. Device Manager reports no conflicts. Moment I put the card back in (after re-loading the software), won't boot again!

Anybody any ideas? Seen something on the web about some NIC's using C-Media chips which can cause problems with the 32 bit message server.

Thanks for any help.

NAD
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remove the card, and uninstall the software/drivers. Download the latest drivers from Belkin's website and install these. Now put the card back in and see if this makes any difference.
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