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Title: Linksys PCMCIA Wireless Card Returns Code 10 -->device manager says This device cannot start. (Code 10)

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After reading some posts. I discovered i have the exact same problem as mentioned underneath the dotted line  But the solution provided underneath did not work. I did a clean XP pro install and it still didnt fix it.

I have linksys WPC11 v3. pcmcia Wireless card. And my laptop has two PCMCIA SLOTS. PCI Slot 1 (PCI bus 2, device 0, function 0) --Texas Instruments PCI-1520 CardBus Controller) AND PCI Slot 2 (PCI bus 2, device 0, function 1) -- Texas Instruments PCI-1520 CardBus Controller).

i  am writing this post with Wirless card plugged in PCMCIA slot 1 and its working fine..and connecting.. but i take the same card and plug it in PCMCIA slot 2, it gives the This device cannot start. (Code 10) error.

Any one has fix different then whats mentioned underneath?

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Title: Linksys PCMCIA Wireless Card Returns Code 10
asked by psolli on 07/18/2004 03:25PM PDT  
This solution was worth  125 Points and received a grade of B  
 


I had a Linksys WPC54G card working on my laptop, but suddenly it started to return Code 10, cannot start device. I have tried the card on another laptop and there it installs fine. Also a frinds Lucent wireless card installs fine on my computer. By doing that exercise I think both the card and the PCMCIA slot is working fine.

I have deinstalled, reinstalled and tried everything possible but I cannot get it to install correctly. I have seen many other posts about this but no successful solutions. In my Eventlog it returns"

Source: BCM43xx
EventId: 5005
Type: Error

Wireless-G Notebook Adapter : Has encountered an internal error and has failed.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,

Per

 
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 Accepted Answer from swift1004
Date: 07/18/2004 04:46PM PDT
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It's a registry corruption in the networking section.  Unfortunately, after spending a total of weeks on this issue with multiple laptops and multiple PCMCIA cards, I found the only way to fix it is to reload the system from scratch.  (I'm sure there's a way to fix in the reg, but I haven't found it)  I've seen this with ethernet cards, wireless cards, modem cards, token ring cards, etc.   It's not the card or it's specific driver....it's windows.  Sorry for the bad news.
 
 
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Do other cards work in slot 2?
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I dont have any other cards to try.

Linksys WC11 V3. Use to work in slot 2 as well.. It stopped working all the sudden, it happened before the Win XP proffesional install. I was hopin that after the WIN xp install it would fix the problem. But no.


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Sounds like the slot is broken. Maybe there's a local laptop shop that can test it. Maybe even for free since they don't have to open it up.
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Okie i will have to get the slot for my laptop checked then.
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