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Windows 7: Cant install PCIe card.

17 Feb 2012   #11
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Did you try any of the other stuff I suggested?


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17 Feb 2012   #12
snapjaw

Windows 7
 
 

Im running sfc /scannow right now. What is that supposed to do to my network? And do you think I would have to completly uninstall my old ethernet adapter before I can install this wireless one?
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17 Feb 2012   #13
snapjaw

Windows 7
 
 

The scan said "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations"

Even in Safe Mode with Networking I can't get to the end of an installation without it shutting down.
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17 Feb 2012   #14
snapjaw

Windows 7
 
 

Could I have damaged the card when I touched it? I unscrewed the frame to put on a smaller frame and the card kinda opened up.

I got the first shut down before I even tried installing from the CD. I took out my ethernet adapter and replaced it with the wireless card and I got the shutdown on the first login screen of Windows 7.
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17 Feb 2012   #15
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

What exactly do you mean by "the card kinda opened up"?
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17 Feb 2012   #16
snapjaw

Windows 7
 
 

The card bracket, has two screws which attach it to the card. You can unscrew them to change it to a smaller bracket that came with the card. But when you do it all the pieces of the card kinda hang together unless you put the screws back in. But its not like I completely opened up the card.
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18 Feb 2012   #17
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

If you haven't done so already, try completely uninstalling the card in Device Manager (assuming it even got that far), and uninstall all the software related to it. If you have an onboard Network Adapter, try disabling that in the BIOS.

Then give the whole works another shot, leaving the onboard NIC (if any) disabled for now.

It would also help if you listed every step you have taken so far. I know that's a tedious process, but it will save having to ask fifteen questions starting with "Have you tried...".
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18 Feb 2012   #18
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Sometimes when a card won't fit correctly like that, it will pull out of the motherboard slot slightly when you tighten the screw down on the bracket. When that happens some of the contacts don't make a good connection and weird things happen. Personally I just bend the bracket on the card until it lines up with the hole. Once it lines up I then put the screw in it. The short bracket is for low profile cases. Take the retaining screw out, re-seat the card, leave the screw out temporarily, and see if it works. Hopefully nothing got damaged and it will now work. If it works, then see if you can get the bracket to line up correctly so you can put a screw in without the card moving.
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19 Feb 2012   #19
snapjaw

Windows 7
 
 

Ive tried disabling my previous adapter, uninstalling & reinstalling the software; in safe mode w/ networking too.

Although I havn't gotten through a complete installation I was able to pick up 3 bars of internet so though it isn't very fast I have internet. I called the tech support for the adapter and they said since device manager recognizes it and I get some signal, the adapter is correctly installed and I might want to pick a wireless adapter thats the same brand as my router for better connection.

Problem is my router recently broke I think. I can get to internet direct through modem but not wireless router. I didn't change any settings on my router and it does not broadcast a network at all anymore.

I ordered another router so I have to wait a few days to get my network up.
I also bought a strong wireless USP adapter the same brand as the router.
I can return the card if I need to.
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19 Feb 2012   #20
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Good luck with the new router.
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