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XP shutdown error caused by wireless

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by maximus1115, Oct 5, 2008.

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  1. maximus1115

    maximus1115 Thread Starter

    Oct 5, 2008
    After my computer was in sleep mode for about 8 hours, I turned it on and instantly it started constantly rebooting. My computer runs Windows XP and I have the SP3. I turned it on in Safe Mode and turned off the autorestart function, but within seconds of loading windows I still get the blue screen error that shuts down windows to protect my computer.

    After a lot of trial and error, I think the error is somehow related to my wireless hardware or software. When I reboot in safe mode, my computer works fine but when I reboot in "Safe Mode with Networking", my computer instantly errors and the blue screen comes up. When I go into BIOS when I turn my computer on and switch the setting "MiniPCI" from enabled to disabled and switch the "wireless control" setting from "<Fn+F2>/Application" to "always off", my computer works fine and I just don't have internet.

    I believe my wireless card is an "Intel(R) PROSet for Wireless." When I try to open it in the control panel in Safe Mode, the program just stalls.

    For what it's worth, I did a system restore to 4 days earlier when my computer was fine and I still had the same problems. Also, rebooting with "Last Known Good Configuration" did not help any. In the Event Viewer application, it seems a "task manager lite", "event 104" error has occurred every time I rebooted.

    I have a hunch that some how reinstalling the hardware/software for my wireless might fix the problem.

    Help would be greatly appreciated :)
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