|02 Oct 2013||#1|
| || |
Windows completely locks up - randomly. Wireless driver issues.
So my computer is a dual boot - Ubuntu and Windows 7. I rarely ever use the Windows partition, and the only reason that I am using it now is because I have to use engineering software designed just for Windows.
So apparently, Windows has no clue what kind of wireless card I have. A couple of years ago when I installed Windows, it was convinced that I had a D-Link card. After having my entire computer randomly lock up [no mouse movement - everything frozen], I removed the D-Link driver and installed an Atheros driver instead.
All the lockups went away and everything was fine.
Fast-forward a year or two. I am updating my drivers using device manager because most of my drivers are 5 years old or more. I forget about this wireless card fiasco and let Windows search for new drivers.
So what happens? Windows finds "New" drivers for my card - from 2007. For a D-Link wireless card. I wasn't paying attention, and I let the wizard continue.
The lockups are back.
How do I fix this problem without having to rip open my computer to physically read the model number off of my wireless card? It's a giant pain in the *** to get the thing apart, and I'd rather not do it. Thanks for any help in advance.
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads for2: Windows completely locks up - randomly. Wireless driver issues.|
|Laptop Freezes (completely locks up) when playing a video||Music, Pictures & Video|
|Completely locks up, hard reboot required after 30-40 sec from startup||BSOD Help and Support|
|Windows 7 randomly Locks active user out||General Discussion|
|My windows 7 locks-up randomly, but only USER INPUT!||BSOD Help and Support|
|Linksys Wireless G PCI Adapter Driver Issues WMP54Gv4.1||Network & Sharing|
|wireless driver issues||Drivers|
|Computer locks up randomly||Hardware & Devices|
|Our Sites ||Site Links ||About Us ||Find Us |
Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:33 AM.