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Vaio wireless lan switch repeatedly restarts windows

I have a Sony Vaio vgn-a260. It is about 5 years old and I just put a new hard drive in it. I bought the Sony created Recovery discs and they seem to have worked fine. However, when I switch on the wireless lan, the computer immediately flashes a blue screen with text, too fast to read and then restarts itself and then tries to setup again. Then when it gets to the searching for an internet connection screen it flashes the blue screen and restarts again. Over and over.

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Thats sounds like the wrong drivers for the network card. Some models can have different models or brands of cards so you can get the wrong one in there. You should be able to boot up in safe mode (F8) and then go under control panel - system- hardware manager-network adapters. Find the card that is causing the problems highlight and delete it. Then reboot. This takes the card out of the system and it will be detected as a new hardware next startup. Then try another driver.

You might want to go to the Sony website and check under support to see what other drivers you can get to try for your model. There might be 2-3 to try. Usually the oem disks are right but the replacements don't always get things right.

If this were hardware you shouldn't get the bluescreen of death (BSOD). That usually means software or drivers.

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Its not your wireless lan is the problem, try to identify the problem in blue screen, you can read it... that's all we need to know what is that blue screen, came from

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