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Old 08-04-2005, 12:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default WinXP freezes when wireless card inserted

I have a Dell laptop running wind xp that freezes immediately and i mean right away (not even a half second goes by) at any point (at start up, at desktop, etc...) after I insert the wireless card. Ive bought 3 wireless cards, of different brands and same thing happens with each. I get no error message, the system just freezes. The laptop works fine with any other type of internet connection, only wireless gives the trouble.
PLEASE, PLEASE HELP. Thanks in advance.

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Check the event logs and see whats errors are popping up when the card is inserted

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Old 08-04-2005, 11:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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im sorry Shawn, im a virgin techie, how do i check the event logs?
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Old 08-04-2005, 11:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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A pin in your PCMIA slot is shorting out

I have the same issue, only I have one problem. I have 2 years of warranty left on the laptop, I can easily fix it myself, but I loose my warranty.
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