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Machine locks up

Hi, Everytime I insert my USB 2.0 PCMCIA card into my laptop the system locks up. It tries to install the drivers then just stops. The only way I can get it to move again is to remove the card, then it restarts. I am using an IBM R40 Thinkpad running Windows XP Pro SP2. I have checked my BIOS and it is the most current version available. Does anyone have any ideas ofw hat I can do about this problem? Thanks.

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Re: Machine locks up

Install the vendor specifig driver for the PCMCIA. because windows XP sp2 is also able to detect the device and when you push the device online it is detecting and there is some other device which has got same IRQ and that is conflict with this and stop. see any error that is generated in event viwer * run>type "eventvwr" and enter * see the application/system try to detect your error log and see what microsoft says about it. otherwise post the error report Thanks Arun

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Did you put the same version of Windows on that was on before? Usually this type of driver is installed automatically. You did not say what kind of system you have, so the best advice I can give is go tothe manufacturer website and look for the driver there. Also, if you installed XP, often installing the updates will make the system recognize things it did not before - possibly the USB you refer to. The service packs are rather large files, so if you have a slow connection it will take a while. They are called sp1, sp2, and sp3. You cannot go right to sp3 because the system needs at least sp2 to install sp3. So you can install the sp2 and skip sp1, and then install sp3. I would also go to the Microsoft update website, and choose custom. That way you can select the hardware updates and maybe it will show up there.

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Background. I have a few older laptops with USB 1.1 built in and I wanted the faster speed of USB 2.

This was my 3rd PCCARD USB adapter, the prior 2 did not work either. Again, the PCCARD USB adapter did not work in 3 different laptops. I could not even read a flash memory stick. grrr

Turned out the problem was the laptops were not able to supply enough power to the card. When I plugged in a 5v wall wart into the worked...I could read the flash memory stick. So, it appears that some of the older laptops just can't supply enough juice to the card.

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Your problem is a power overload on the USB 2.0 card. If you plug in a 5volt power supply to the USB 2.0 PCM/CIA card, it will solve your problem. You can also use any USB port on your computer to plug in an A-A USB cable to power the PCM/CIA card and it should resolve the lockup. Also, check and make sure you have enough RAM memory in your comptuer for Windows XP. Recommend 512, but runs much better on 1024 (1 gig) of RAM.


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may there is realy a defect on that card. just try use another card and see the result.

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Yow poeri, i suspect your system is too slow for burning DVD(s). (A) Yuo may need a 2.+ prosser, faster bus speed, with 512 memory, to burn any faster than 2hr. (B) your burn time will depend largely on the duration of your mavie. (C) Check what is the system requiremeent for burning DVD(s).

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Did you install the latest drivers for this device? Download and install the latest dell drivers and firware for the cardbus controller. Make sure you are using dell drivers, not microsoft from windows update.

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I have the same problem when connecting my ipod and usb hard drive. I think the card is just a piece of crap. I've also tried a different card before but had no luck either. I guess its time to get a new laptop.

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