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Try changing it to a different USB port (for the extension cable)...preferably one on the back of the machine.

Stop the device (using the system tray icon) and disconnect it from the machine. Go to Device Manager and uninstall the device.

Reboot...then power the machine OFF.

Plug your device into a USB port on the back of the machine. Use a different port than was used before.

Power the machine ON.

Windows should detect and install the device automatically and should (hopefully) assign it a new IRQ. See if this allow the machine to run normally.
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It's looking good so far but I cant be sure until I leave it for a few hours. The thing is this whole problem made my comp a bit slow. It was faster when I first started using it, I'm presuming that after you reinstall the OS your comp should go back to its fastest and best state but thats not the case here. I've only got a few softwares installed so i dont see how it should lack on performance the way it does. It takes ages to show the shutdown confirmation.
Any suggestion guys?
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Let's make sure the machine is running without hanging, then we'll go after the other stuff. Keep us posted... :whistling:
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Nope its still freezing!

Let me know when you guys give up, cos i dont want to be a bother.. :whistling:

Edited by Zaine7673, 03 December 2006 - 04:13 PM.

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Well...we know it's the network adapter.

Does your machine have another network adapter in it? Perhaps an integrated one?
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I saw about 3 things under Network adapter in device manager I'll just get the names for ya.


And they are...

1. 1394 Net adapter

2. Netgear WG111v2 54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter #2

3. Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC #2

Edited by Zaine7673, 03 December 2006 - 04:24 PM.

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Ok...I'm assuming you're connecting wirelessly to a router at the moment. Can you connect to the router with a network cable to the network port on the back of the machine?
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Its going to be a big hassle to do that since my router and telephone line is on the ground floor and my comp is on the third. :whistling:

Maybe you can tell me what you was onto and i can see whats possible.

Edited by Zaine7673, 03 December 2006 - 07:15 PM.

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Isnt there a windows wireless connection wizard that helps you to connect to a network. which means i might not need the Netgear utility right?
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Yes, there is...

Open Control Panel and double click on the "Network" icon. The Wizard you seek will be in the top section of the left pane..."Set up a home or small office network". This will require a floppy drive in each machine or the use of a flash drive.
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there's not much of a choice but to take out the wireless adapter is there wannabe1?
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Ok...this is most likely an IRQ conflict. Unfortunately, on XP. assigning IRQ's is difficult...if not impossible. In most cases, it has to be accomplished in the BIOS...and then Windows will probably ignore the setting when the ACPI HAL loads.

That being said, if this is a desktop machine, you can pick up a PCI Wireless Network Adapter and install it. PCI slots use different IRQ's than the USB ports, so that should solve the problem.

Was there any software or documentation that came with your USB Network device? You might also check their website FAQ's and see if this is a known issue for that particular device. Let me point a few more eyes at this one, too. Maybe someone else here has run into this problem...and resolved it.
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ok thanks. I'll check often to see...
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found this...

NETGEAR WG111v2 54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter enables 54 Mbps wireless Internet access to either your desktop or notebook PC. New antenna technology delivers greater range so you can move extended distances without losing your connection.

Setup is now made quick and easy with a new Smart Wizard™ Install Assistant.

did you try using the set up wizard..if so and no joy...then lets try to get a different IRQ...

try this ...look in the bios and see if the bios is set to configure the hardware or if windows is...whichever way it's set ..switch it to the other....be sure to save your settings when exiting the bios...usually F 10...but READ the screen to be sure..

the flash drive style USB wireless I use (SMC) requires software be installed on the computer before using it...

Edited by happyrck, 04 December 2006 - 07:54 AM.

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Hey Happyrck. I'll def try that. Just wondering if the chipset drivers i downloaded from THIS site includes the usb 2.0 drivers because i dont remember installing usb 2.0 drivers on my comp after the reinstallation of XP. Could this be the cause of the problem?
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