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Windows 7: Installing Belkin Wireless network adapter, (model F7D2102)

08 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Installing Belkin Wireless network adapter, (model F7D2102)

I've tried to install with the included CD, plug and play, device manager, and installation program from the manufacturer's website and still get the same error: "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)". I have tried to install with Norton Internet Security un-installed, with the Windows firewall disabled, with a clean boot, and in Safe Mode with no luck. Initially I had another brand of network adapter that I tried to install, and got the same error so I returned it thinking it was faulty. Same problem with the Belkin. Any suggestions? I have ran the sfc /scannow in the command prompt as administrator: "Windows Resource protection did not find any integrity violations". I also ran the WindowsFixit tool, which did not work either. Under the Device Manager I found the Install Error: "The parameter is incorrect. 00000057". When I try to update the driver from the device manager, it tells me the best driver is already installed. It still has the yellow exclamation point on the "Belkin Wireless Adapter" in the Device Manager. I am getting pretty frustrated! Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

Squirrel of Death

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

Couple things:
Laptop or Desktop?
Some System Specs would be good. Then we can see what kind of hardware we are dealing with.

If you can post a screenshot of the Device Manager with Network Adapter expanded.

Here's the first thing I thought of: if you have installed other wireless adapters, did you uninstall them correctly from Device Manager before trying a new one?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Dec 2012   #3

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601

Also, ditch Norton forever. Avira (the free version) or Microsoft Security Essentials (free) BitDefender (paid) are far far better.
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