3Com Wireless PCI 11 a/b/g freezing up Windows XP
Posted on 2006-04-09
Good morning all.
I have tried for a good 36 hours to install 3 wireless PCI cards from 3Com into some computers in the widest range of options and available resources and whenever they are installed, they make Windows XP Home lock up - either at random intervals or just as the card is installed into the system.
However, when i installed this card on a WinXP Pro SP2 machine (Cel 2.66GHz - 775, ASRock 775VM800, 256 DDR @ 266), not only did it not lock up, it is running perfect.
QDI Advance 6T-L
Cel @ 1.2GHz
40GB Western Digital
Win XP Home
System tested with following settings :
3Com Lan Manager (With and Without)
Service Packs 1, 1a and 2 as well as without a SP installed
Onboard LAN/Audio disabled/enabled
Used on all 3 PCI slots
IRQ settings changed/forced
The worst part about it is that, when in safe-mode with networking, they work flawlessly. As soon as i boot up Windows normally, the PC locks up.
Anyone have a solution that i haven't seen yet ?