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Old 01-14-2005, 02:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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this might have a simple solution but i don't know it.i downloaded a driver for a linksys wireless card. i accidently put it in a folder that can't open itc:\documents\wmp5gg dri...etc. can't read this file.this is not a valid bit.map file or its format is not currently supported.) my one option id to click ok and be stuck. i even tried to down load again but got the same meesage. i just want to get the driver. i'm gonna have a nervous breakdown by ther time i get this pc right. somebody help again
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Old 01-14-2005, 04:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try to save the file to your desktop for easy access. Also when you mean by a driver is it an EXE or some type of driver file like a .dll?
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i downloaded a soundcard driver and had no problem. i did this the same way and i'm having all kinds of trouble.
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Old 01-14-2005, 05:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Do you have a CD to the wireless card?
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no, if i had a cd i wouldn't have to download a driver
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looks like it's trying to open in paint for some reason, paint gives that error message

what's it's file extension?
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ok this is what you do. Open up add new hardware. Let your computer detect your wireless card. When it says it is looking for drivers, select specify a location, and then select that driver file and it should work.
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the pc i'm using is obviously on line. the one i'm trying to fix isn't, therefore i can't download from the internet. my working pc doesn't have a floppy drive, only cd burning. when i downloaded to cd the other pcs cd-rom drive doesn't read it. it has no problem with any other cd though. i switched my rr connection to the offline pc and got online. the problem was i had an ethernet card in the new connected cd, and also had the wireless adapter card in a slot at the same time. i found pc would freeze with both cards in there, so i took the wireless out.now can i download the driver without thewireless card physically instralled in a pci slot. did you get all that also devic manager is only recognizing the ethernet adapter. understand? it's about to drive me nuts. i actually deleted thefile and downloaded it again but it still was in paint
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it doesn't detect it because the ethernet card neutralizes or something. they both can't be installed at the same time. i can't have both cards in at the same time and i have to have the ethernet card in to get on line and download the driver. can a driver be downloaded before the hardware is installed
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