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I recently tried to install a wireless card into my machine, immediately afterward my computer went to crap. I have XP on the desktop, it freezes when i log into any account. I can run in safe mode but that's all. Please tell me what's wrong with it, and help me fix it.
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Did you try system restore?
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Hi, you can try the system restore in safe mode. This link shows the specified steps. http://bertk.mvps.or...l/safemode.html
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I've tried the system restore in safe mode already, and still no changes, I do not have a backup disk for this comp, but I do have an XP Professional disk, that I've used to install xp on other computers. I still don't know what to do.
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In safe mode go to control panel > system > hardware > device manager. See in Network Adapters if the driver for the wireless card shows up. If it is, right click and uninstall the driver.

If the XP CD that you have is identical to XP version on your computer, place it in the driver, click Start > run and in the dialog box type sfc /scannow (please note the space before /). Click OK and let XP check for corrupt or missing windows system files. Let the process run to the end at which the dialog box just disappear.
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i done this and absolutely nothing happened.
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While in safe mode...

Go Start>Run (Start Search in Vista), type in:
msconfig
Click OK (hit Enter in Vista).

Click on Startup tab.
Click Disable all
IMPORTANT! In case of laptop, make sure, you do NOT disable any keyboard, or touchpad entries.

Click Services tab.
Put checkmark in Hide all Microsoft services
Click Disable all.

Click OK.
Restart computer in Normal Mode.

NOTE. If you use different firewall, than Windows firewall, turn Windows firewall on, just for this test, since your regular firewall won't be running.
If you use Windows firewall, you're fine.

Same problem?
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A message popped up when it started, says System configuration Utility. You have used the system configuration utililty to make changes to the way windows starts. the system configuration utility is currently in diagnostic or selective startup mode, causeing this message to be displayed and the utility to run every time windows starts. choose the normal startup mode on the general tab to start windows normally and undo the changes you make using the system configuration utility. otherwise it finally started up.
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This is normal message. Don't worry about it.
Is it still freezing?
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go to internet explorer, if possible download a anti virus or anti malware because you might have gotten a virus from the drivers. I think that Malware bytes is free, try a full scan then, if error keeps happening you need to get what the wireless card is like mine is a broadcom,write it DOWN!!!!, to do this go to device manager and network controllers,then uninstall drivers for the wireless card then go to , run type REGEDIT.exe,goto find located on top bar under edit ,type in the,then type in the name of the ethernet card,then click find , it should bring up the right hkey, check to make sure its right,right click and delete, restart cpu see if that works

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No it's not freezing anymore
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Good :)
Now, you need to go back to "msconfig" and start re-enabling services and startups, you just disabled, but one-by-one, restarting computer after each item until you find the culprit.
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Do I need to do this in safe mode or normal?
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From now on, continue step-by-step from normal mode.
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