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How can I get rid of the Linksys Wireless Network Adapter?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Sief9, Oct 2, 2008.

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  1. Sief9

    Sief9 Thread Starter

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    After installing the driver for my Linksys wireless thing, sorry I don't know what to call it. :p Basically the antenna on the back of my computer that gives it wireless internet.

    So anyways, it came with a program called "Linksys Wireless-G PCI Network Adapter with Speed Booster". And it always starts up and freezes whenever it starts. It's really annoying, im using the Windows Wireless program. But it still pops up whenever I start up my computer.

    How do I get rid of it? Because when I try to uninstall it, it uninstalls the driver for my wireless.

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    Computer Specs:
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    • Microsoft Windows XP
    • Professional
    • Version 2002
    • Service Pack 3
    * Computer:

    • Intel(R)
    • Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
    • 2.79 GHz, 2.00 GB of RAM
     
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    Click Start - Run, type in MSCONFIG and then click OK - "Startup" tab.

    If there are any startup entries for the Linksys adapter, uncheck them, apply the change, then restart.

    See if that helps.

    If you want to research the Linksys startup entries before you disable them, this site will assist you.

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  3. Sief9

    Sief9 Thread Starter

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    I tried that, there's nothing there that I know of.
    Here are what shows up checked (Startup Item):
    - imontray
    - SFIGUI
    - NvCpl
    - NvMcTray
    - NULL
    - bdagent
    - IEShow
    - ctfmon
    Do you have any idea what it could be? :confused:
     
  4. TerryNet

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    I don't know about the Linksys utility, but sometimes they run simply because of a shortcut icon in your Startup Folder. So that's the first place to check because you can simply delete it from there or drag it to your desktop in case you want it handy for future use.

    If that and the msconfig Startups don't reveal it check in Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services for a service with "Linksys" in the name. If you find one, set its Startup Type to 'disabled' and Stop it.
     
  5. Sief9

    Sief9 Thread Starter

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    There's nothing in my startup folder, and there's nothing there that's called "linksys". :(

    I might try disabling "NULL" in msconfig from starting up, but I'm afraid it'll mess up my computer or something. Ideas?
     
  6. oshwyn5

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    You should be able to uninstall the software in add / remove programs and the driver will still be installed and functional.
     
  7. flavallee

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    I've researched the list of startup entries that you've posted and have included a link to each of them, except for one.

    imontray

    http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php?filter=imontray

    SFIGUI

    http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php?filter=SFIGUI

    NvCpl

    http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php?filter=NvCpl

    NvMcTray

    http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php?filter=NvMcTray

    NULL (Not listed in database)

    bdagent

    http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php?filter=bdagent

    IEShow

    http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php?filter=IEShow

    ctfmon

    http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php?filter=ctfmon

    As far as I can tell, the bottom 3 startup entries(bdagent, IEShow, ctfmon) are the only ones that need to remain checked and enabled. The others can be unchecked and disabled.

    Also, click Start - Run, type in SERVICES.MSC, click OK, expand the Services window, change the setting of NVIDIA Driver Helper Service from "Automatic" to "Manual", then apply the change.

    Make the change here before you make the above changes in MSCONFIG.

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  8. Sief9

    Sief9 Thread Starter

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    Alright thanks! I disable the Nv... ones, because the rest I actually need to start up. And I didn't find the NVIDIA Driver Helper Service but I did find something called NVIDIA Display Driver Service, is that it?
     
  9. flavallee

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    Yep, that's the one. I sometimes forget exactly how it's named. Change it to "Manual".

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  10. Sief9

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    Alright, thanks a lot!
     
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