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Well, I had a look at these earlier too but didnt understand much of it, went to the ms site but still i was clueless. you can see the System event log's here and the App event log's here


Let me know what you find. thanks
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you may want to remove the new ram and netgear adapter...if your problem goes away...its one of the 2 things causing the problem...if so..put in 1 at a time to find the culprit....


it may also be a IRQ conflict
To view your current IRQ assignments you can open Device Manager.

1. Click on START... click on...CONTROL PANEL.
2. Click on Performance and Maintenance.
3. Click on System.
4. Click on the Hardware tab.
5. Click the DEVICE MANAGER button.

Once you have Device Manager open, select VIEW from the toolbar menu and then click Resources by Type.

Double click on Interrupt Request (IRQ)

The list that appears on your machine will vary depending on the hardware you have.

If you are experiencing problems with a newly installed/configured piece of hardware and the drivers are installed correctly then check to see if it has its own IRQ channel.....
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Remove the LAN you installed, first.

happyrck is right on track by what I see in the logs.
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I know this is gonna sound ridiculous but how can i remove the lan (driver I'm presuming) if its not in add/remove.

also i'm sorry for taking long to respond but the pc keeps freezing so i have to wait for it to reboot again and again...
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Disable the device in Device Manager for the moment.
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guys your loosing me. im not sure what im looking for. which device do i disable, what am i looking for...

also i'd appreciate if you could explain what LAN actually is as i dont hav much understanding on it
Knowledge is power. lol
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Open Device Manager and look in the list for "Network Adapters"...click the + next to it to expand it. Right click on the network device you installed and choose "Disable". Accept the change. Reboot.

Run the machine a while and see if it still hangs.
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disabling the LAN seems to have stopped the freezing but it now takes ages to shutdown the pc and i am left with no internet connection. Is there any other solutions?
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Re-enable the Network Adapter the same way you disabled it.

Go to the manufacturer's website and download the latest drivers for your device, install them, and reboot.

Let us know how it runs after doing this...
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Sorry guys. first, with the new drivers installed i cant seem to connect to my network even though it picks up the signal and its still freezing. another thing is that all this has made the pc a bit slow, when i go to start>shut down it takes ages (up to 4mins) for the confirmation box to appear...

i'm gonna try disable the device overnight and see if its the device altogether.
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I'm glad we've found the problem. It seems as though that the netgear wireless adapter is the cause. The pc ran fine all through the night with the adapter disabled. does this mean I cant use the adapter on my pc or is there another way around this problem?
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if its a PCI card.... try moving it to a different slot....
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If your talking about the Netgear wireless adapter, its not internal its a small external adapter which connects to the pc via the usb.

By the way happyrck is that kurt russel on your pic?

Edited by Zaine7673, 03 December 2006 - 08:19 AM.

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I fought with a USB wirless problem for hours ....turned out that you can not plug the power adapter in to surge protector...thats all it was

you might try connecting it to a different usb port and NOT thru a hub...put it on its own ...reboot with it in...
should have asked if it was USB ...way back...sorry.....its probably a IRQ problem....I'm pretty sure that the only thing that can share a IRQ with a usb is PCI steering ...anything else will cause problems...after doing that and still having problems...look in my previous post for how to check for conflicts...
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Hi Happyrck, I'm not quite understanding what your asking....

The Netgear adapter I have doesnt need to go through a hub its connected via USB (with an extension wire)

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I'd appreciate if you could simplify the advice in your last post.
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