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Windows 7: Atheros device driver Issues

16 Jul 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Atheros device driver Issues

I have Windows 7 64 bit home edition and this unit performed flawlessly. I had issues with the security software and uninstalled it, which was a nightmare. After that when ever I boot the device driver will not install. This creates a very long boot up and then a slow computer for at least 20 minutes.

When I boot up in safe mode it installs. I have had Microsoft support help in the past and the tech uninstalled the Atheros and tried another driver but that wasn't compatible. I am back to where I started. Also when you look at Atheros' device drivers they don't list my number for Windows 7, only Vista or earlier versions of Windows.

How do I find out what is blocking the installation in normal mode?

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16 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64

What is the make and model number of your computer?
What does Device Manager show for the Atheros device on the Driver tab?
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16 Jul 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I have a laptop ASUS K601. Atheros AR925
When I boot up I think it's saying a different number, I'm not sure.
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16 Jul 2012   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Capthead this should help you get your specs.
Speccy - System Information - Free Download
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