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Windows 7: Network card driver freezing computer


12 Dec 2009   #1

7 64-bit
 
 
Network card driver freezing computer

I have a network card that doesn't have a Windows 7 driver but some googling dug up a driver that made it work with a side affect of freezing the computer every now and again. Maybe once a day max.

My problem now though is it randomly decided to go haywire today. The computer won't last more than a minute now without freezing. I have it disabled at the moment so I can use the computer but whenever I try to enable it again, it's frozen about a minute later.

I didn't change anything, didn't do anything at all, it just started happening. I'm not sure what to check, what to do at all really since it was working fine before.

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13 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

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13 Dec 2009   #3

7 64-bit
 
 

OK, I entered them in.
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13 Dec 2009   #5

7 64-bit
 
 

Yea, I've read that but they don't have any drivers for Windows 7 or 64-bit Vista on the site. I have a driver that used to work but now doesn't. That's what I don't get. It froze maybe once a day, but now it freezes within a minute of the computer being on.
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13 Dec 2009   #6

Win7
 
 

Here ya go. Install this using the instructions from my last post:

http://downloads.linksysbycisco.com/...1_v2.0.1.9.exe
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13 Dec 2009   #7

7 64-bit
 
 

After I select that folder and click next it says Windows could not find driver software for your device
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13 Dec 2009   #8

Win7
 
 

Like this then:

Right click it in device manager. Update driver software. Browse my computer. Let me pick. Have disk. Browse. Navigate to the extracted folder and double click on the .inf. Hit ok. Hit next. It will now install.

You can open the actual inf in notepad too, to make sure it is for x64.
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13 Dec 2009   #9

7 64-bit
 
 

Yea, I tried that way too earlier and no go also.
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13 Dec 2009   #10

Win7
 
 

Alright. This should help you then with x64:

http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-103681.html
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