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Proxim Orinoco 8482-WD PCI Card, Driver installation locks Win-XP

I have a Proxim Orinoco 8482-WD PCI Card. Before installing the card into a PCI slot 1. Started windows and removed any drivers & software for the card. 2. Rebooted. 3. Installed orinoco software Version 410161 4. Shut down computer. 5. Installed card into PCI slot 6. Started computer. 7. Windows recognized the card and asked to install the drivers. 8. I told it to automatically do so. 9. Driver installation went ok until it got to NTPR11AG.SYS (Then the computer locked up) 10. I had to cold boot 11. Windows would not start (it hung up at the splash screen) 12. Had to go into safe mode and uninstall the software and drivers. 13. Then windows would boot. But Card would not work, because the drivers were not installed. Is it possible this card is gagging because of the on motherboard NIC ? Or am i missing something else?

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Re: Proxim Orinoco 8482-WD PCI Card, Driver installation...

Try the other way around,first install the card then boot the system up. When Windows finds the card and asks for the driver, insert your driver cd and choose install driver manually and point windows to your cd drive to force the use of the correct driver. It may be that windows is trying initially to install the generic driver.

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