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Freezes Win XP

When I plug the card and a flash drive into it it freezes XP. Unplugging the card fixes Windows, I am using Compaq Presario 2103 laptop

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  • kajdas Sep 03, 2007

    The PCMCIA card is HP USB2.0 PM453A, but other cards do the same

  • kajdas Sep 03, 2007

    It does not freeze right away, it works fine for a short while

  • kajdas Sep 03, 2007

    That is what I found out from searching the web (a lot of people having the same problem) but I could not find any drivers that would fix this. When I click on "Update driver" for the PCMCIA hardware, is says I have the latest (Microsoft driver from 2001). The HP is of no help and their recommended driver Integrated213 does not do it.

  • js_fix Jan 09, 2009

    My USB Cardbus worked fine for months until I installed XP SP3 and some other updates. Then it has the same problem - it works for a short while then hangs the laptop.

    Previously I used it multiple times with flash drives for many & large file xfers. Now I can explore a file system on a flash drive but a small file transfer from the flash drive to the laptop hangs.

    Doing a system restore back to SP2 did not fix the problem!



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I would go to your notebook manufacturers web site and download the latest pcmcia driver as it's obviously the driver thats causing the freezing.

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