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I am trying to install a gigabyte gn wpeag wireless network pci network adapter onto a p5q asus motherboard. when i try installing the dirvers, the keyboard and mouse freeze. i am running xp 32 bit. i have tried another pci slot, downloaded the most recent drivers and tried installing that and it still freezes. when it freezes i just push the reset button, and when it tries to go back into xp it just freezes at the startup screen. I have tried installing the dirver in safe mode, this allows the driver to be installed, however, when i restart and try to go into normal mode (as opposed to safe mode) xp freezes at the startup screen again. any ideas would be great

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Format your Hard DIsk in which you've installed your XP and reinstall the XP. If this doesn't help, take your Machine to the Hardware Engineer/Mechanic.


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