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XP not recognizing drivers

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CLKend, Jan 29, 2009.

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  1. CLKend

    CLKend Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I just received a computer donation that had been completely wiped and XP reinstalled. I activated Windows today and am trying to get it set up on my wireless network.

    I have a linksys WUSB54GP usb network adapter with original software. I have installed it and uninstalled it multiple times trying to get it to work. The adapter has no lights active when plugged in. I tested the adapter on another computer (also with XP) and it works flawlessly! It seems as though this donated computer cannot match the install software with the device. I have even downloaded new drivers from the internet, but Hardware Setup doesn't recognize them and when I use Setup from the driver folder, the device stills sits there inactivated. Please give advice!

    Thanks so much,
    CLKend
     
  2. leroys1000

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    Sounds more like it may be a USB problem.
    Do you get a new hardware found message when you
    plug it in?
     
  3. CLKend

    CLKend Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the timely reply!

    Yes - it goes through the New Hardware Found setup but never finds the drivers (even after it is installed from CD). I've directed the wizard to the CD drive and also to the drivers folder from the web (in different attempts). Any and all times, the wizard cannot complete setup and installation not successful.
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Have you installed the chipset drivers for the board?

    No drivers should probably be needed for this device. If it is USB, then the computer sees the USB interface and not the network card. Are other USB devices working?
     
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