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Blue Screen Error Due to Incompatible Motorola Wireless USB Adapter

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dcolem01, Jun 15, 2008.

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  1. dcolem01

    dcolem01 Thread Starter

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    Hi everybody. I am running windows Vista Home Premium, and am frequently getting a blue-screen error that shuts down the computer.

    The problem appears to be with wind502u.sys, a driver for the attached "Motorola Wireless USB Adapter."

    The error is "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"

    I thought to myself, "oh, easy fix! Just install the Vista-compatible driver." Unfortunatly, there isn't one. As far as I can tell on the Motorola website, they discontinued the product, and only ever produced drivers through Windows XP.

    So, the device works... It'll just cause a blue screen of death at random times. Any thoughts? How can I stop this from happening without an updated manufacturer driver? Do I have to go out and lay down the cash for yet ANOTHER wireless adapter? (GRRRR)

    If anybody knows of an updated driver for this, too, let me know.
     
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    What is the exact model of the Motorola USB adapter?
     
  3. dcolem01

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    Model: WU830G
     
  4. Triple6

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    I think you may have to purchase a new wireless adapter that does support Vista.
     
  5. dcolem01

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    Yeah, that was my thought too. I just hoped it wouldn't be the case. LOL - I'm not sure who I should be fuming at: Microsoft for making their new OS such a compatibility headache or Motorola for discontinuing their product and not bothering to make a working driver for Vista.
     
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