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Delayed system startup (12 min.) with wireless adapter installed


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System starts normally (under 2 minutes) if a USB Wireless Adapter is not plugged in.
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?
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Please can you download and install Everest from HERE
Once its installed (leave all of the options just keep pressing next) double click on the shortcut.
Then once its running:
1: In left pane expand Computer folder.
2: Click once on Summary
3: In upper menu, go Report
4: And then to Quick Report-Summary
5: Save it in text file, and attach it to your next post

Don't include anything under the line "DEBUG- PCI"

Edited by devper94, 03 May 2011 - 03:35 AM.

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Thanks for the reply.
In item 4. there is no "Quick Report-Summary" so I selected "System Summary Only". Hope this is what you wanted.
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Try again with All Pages, and include the full report please.

Edited by devper94, 03 May 2011 - 06:45 AM.

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All Pages attached
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I haven't looked really closely into the log, but I can say that there is no significant problem with your computer.
Maybe it is a driver installation/loading problem.

What is the brand of the adapters you are using?

As a workaround, try to connect it after turning on the PC.
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The one currently installed is
Realtek RTL8192S

If plugging in after startup the system locks up.
I haven't tried plugging in after startup and waiting 12 minutes or so.
I will try though.
What driver would I need to update?
I did update the BIOS but it was the same problem.
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I did try plugging the adapter after startup and it worked OK.
Left it plugged in and same 12 minute delay after restarting.
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Both of your adapters are Realtek adapters?

First, plug all your adapters into the computer and let it start.

Please download VEW the Event Viewer Tool by Vino Rosso from here and save it to your Desktop.
Double-click VEW.exe
Under "Select log to query" put ticks in both Application and System.
Under "Select type to list" select both Error and Critical.
Click the radio button for "Number of events" then type 20 in the 1 to 20 box.
Then click the Run button.

Notepad will open with the output log, please post it in your next reply.


Please download DriverView here.
Extract the zip file, then run DriverView.exe.
Select Edit - Select All then click Edit - Copy Selected Items.
Finally please post the copied log in your next post.

Edited by devper94, 03 May 2011 - 09:43 PM.

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The other adapter is a RALINK.
Installed its driver and computer locked up when plugging in adapter.
Tried to restart with adapter plugged in but locked on BIOS Flash screen.
Started with out any adapter plugged in. Noticed a service RAUI.EXE keeps running 8-11% of CPU processing.
After long wait plugged in RALINK and connection detected.
Plugged in REALTEK and connection detected.
Checked network connections and had two Wireless connections.
Ran VEW and Driver View, logs attached.
With both adapters or one plugged in before startup the computer locks on BIOS Flash screen.

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:)
SOLVED
Finally figured out the problem. There was an internal USB card reader connected that was apparently defected and conflicted the USB Wireless Adapter when it was left installed on restarts.
Removed the card reader and success at last the computer would start with the wireless adapter left plugged in.
My advice is to not rule out hardware conflicts.
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Congratulations! :unsure:

P/s: Next time if I forget about your problem please send me a PM, I will look into it :)
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