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Wmp54gv4 pci driver will not install.

Error during installation is "the data is invalid".

This card was moved from one pc to another. When it wouldn't install, I moved it back and it still works in first pc, so I know the card works.
Tried different slots - same error. Tried disabling WZC - same error.

It took the Ralink driver (rt2500) to get it to work on first pc, and that's the driver I'm using.

Both pc's are running XP sp3.

The first pc (where the card works) uses WZC - not the Linksys monitor. I've tried cofiguring the card both ways to no avail.

HELP!

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  • ptd323 Jan 26, 2009

    I have uninstalled twice (nowhere to found) to no avail. I ALWAYS install driver first, pwr dn, install card, pwr up, finds network controller but has same problem every time installing driver.



    Thanks for responding



  • ptd323 Jan 26, 2009

    Different mobo - KT3 Ultra2CE MS 6380E ver 1.0

    no probs at all w/pc

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    Same mobo on both computers?

    No other issues with the computer your trying to use the card with?


  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    Uninstall any occurances of the driver.

    Reboot. Make sure the driver is nowhere to be found.

    Follow the recommended installation procedure again, which normally says to install the driver first, before installing the card.

    Reply back what you find, and I will look into this deeper.


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Are you using the latest Ralink driver www.ralinktech.com , and, from the docs they provide, they indicate -

Ralink RT61 and RT2500 series miniport drivers require NDIS 5.0, NDIS 5.1 or NDIS 6.0 to operate in Microsoft Windows. NOTE: UNINSTALL OEM PROVIDED PACKAGE BEFORE RUNNING THIS RALINK PACKAGE.

Confrim these instructions have been followed.

You can also contact them.

Sorry I can't provide an exact solution, but this should get you on track, and it's the type of problem that likely only Ralink knows about, if at all.

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