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The original wireless card causes BSOD, when it is

The original wireless card in ThinkPad T42 causes BSOD. So I disabled it and install a PCMCIA wireless card, no BSOD. Should I replace the card? And if so, where could I find one? Thanks.

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The T42 model may be installed with one of several wireless cards, and installing the wrong driver can cause the BSOD.
1st. I suggest you create a RESTORE point so if a wireless driver causes a problem you can go the the RESTORE point to put your T42 back to the the state before the wireless installation.
2nd. remove the PCMCIA wireless card and its driver.
3rd. Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB site to download all the wireless card drivers and then install one at a time until the correct driver is installed. The most common wireless card that is installed in the T42 is a Intel PRO/wireless 2200BG card.
If the wireless card is faulty, then disable the wireless card in the BIOS and install the PCMCIA wireless card.

The same model ThinkPad can have different types of network, video and audio drivers and unless you know exactly which one is installed in your ThinkPad, you need to download all the drivers and install each driver until you find the right driver.
When you download the drivers, write down the device driver and it’s file name so you have a record of which driver you are installing and which directory the unzipped files are located on your hard drive.
Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB site - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP or Vista device drivers for your model computer, Use this link: -
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?template=%2Fproductselection%2Flandingpages%2FbrowseByProductLandingPage.vm&sitestyle=lenovo&brandind=10&validate=true
You can download the various drivers and then you click on and run the various driver files, they will then unzip and expand into a sub folder on C:\drivers Then install the various drivers from this folder (run the set-up file).

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