Hi. I am in the process of switching computers. I took out the linksys board thing in the tower of the old computer, put it in the new computer tower, and now it doesn't work. I notice there is a plug on the end of the board. Does something go into that? Help!
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I think you really need to boot from a boot disk (windows xp - vista - 7) for your operating system - and attempt a repair from there. Your computers have different motherboards and parts.. windows installed drivers for them are not close enough.
I have had success in xp by doing this: before removing drive from old computer - you go into device manager and remove everything - drives, video card, mother board last and leave keyboard and mouse .. so you can shut it down .. then install into new machine and it finds most everything and then you install your drivers there.
Without more information and assuming that you do not want to connect to the internet and assuming that you changed the tower case only, your motherboard system has 'recovered' itself (possibly due to a back-up battery on the motherboard). By disconnecting your power supply, RAM, and HDD (possibly the CPU from the board also), there is a good chance that it will repeat the process a second time and you can decline the activation process and use the computer. Should you decide to establish an interent connection, you may want to check w/your brother and make sure that he hasn't already registered the computer. I hope this helps (or is in the ballpark).
It is a hardware problem. The switch on the Asus G72GX is at fault. I own the same machine, and the switch will hard-lock the wifi and will not unlock it. The hot-key will not work either. It took me a very long time to get to the root of the problem. The only solution appears to be to switch the wifi off, power down (restarting didn't work for me), turn the switch on and then power up.
Here is a general video that should show the simple process. Don't be intimidated. It is a hard upgrade to screw up. There is only one type of slot you can put ram(memory) into so you will know if you are doing it correctly. Most ram slots are in the general area shown in the video on the largest board in the tower.
The only way you can see if it the motherboard or the card is to try them in different machines I.Eputting the card in a buddys pc and try another AGP card on your board. I am glad that we were able to figure out the problem
There's a possibility that the adapter is defective. However, you may still try the following:
1. Make sure to uninstall the software if you still have it installed. Remove it from the Programs list or under Add/Remove Programs.
2. Check Device Manager and make sure adapter is not under Network Adapters nor Other Devices. It might be called Network Controller if driver is not installed correctly.
3. Unplug card, shutdown computer and when PC is powered off, plug card back and restart computer.You may insert the CD on this process, but do not run/continue the CD setup wizard.
4. When computer is back on, you should get a Found New Hardware bubble message or wizard.
Just finish the wizard and tell me how it went. Goodluck!