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Atheros Wireless Driver preventing Windows Vista to boot


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ShrutiShwtu

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Hello! I loaded Atheros Wireless LAN driver on my Toshiba Satellite C640 which runs on 32 bit Vista, yeserday.
And today my system is not booting. The Windows Error screen shows up saying "A recent software or hardware change have led to windows failure" and I have tried opening it in all modes i.e., Safe mode etc. But the driv :confused: ers load and the Windows error scren comes up again. I have important files in it. Please help!
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Hi ShrutiShwtu :welcome:

Some questions:
- Did you reboot after the driver update and windows worked?
- Did you try the Last Known Good Configuration to start Windows (after pressing F8 during boot)
- Do you have a Windows Vista DVD?
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Thanks :happy:

Well I have tried to reboot many times but the same screen comes up. :confused:
I even did try to start up with Last known good configuration but the problem persists.
And I dont have the CD with me, i can try getting it though!
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Hi,

With the Vista DVD you can let windows try to Automatically Repair if that doesn't work you can use System Restore to go back to a date before the driver update.

This article How to automatically repair Windows Vista using Startup Repair explain everything.

Try this and see if it works for you.

Edited by SleepyDude, 01 May 2013 - 01:06 PM.

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Hello.

Well, yeah! Thanks! I will try this and get back to you asap! :thumbsup:
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