When the adapter is plugged in before starting the computer the BIOS flash screen is displayed for about 12 minutes before the welcome screen is displayed and start-up continues. After that everything works fine.
The computer is a XP Home SP3 with all updates.
1 GB RAM
Motherboard is Aopen AK79D-400VN Award Bios updated to 11/22/3004
The same problem happens with two different adapters tried. Both adapters work well on different computer.
Device Manager shows no problems.
Why would the wireless adapter delay start-up when plugged in?