WI-FI PCMCIA card causing Vaio GRX laptop to crash a boot

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I recently upgraded a Vaio grx770 with a PEAK PCMCIA Wi-Fi card. When i
    reboot with the card in it goes to the blue screen saying Bad pool header.
    Ive tried using the utility that came with the card (the utility and driver
    are not digitily signed) and letting XP control it, either way the same

    Any ideas....

    Guest, Oct 22, 2004
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  2. Hi Arran

    I just ran a search on the Windows Hardware Compatability List for any Peak devices and none were
    found. If Peak is the manufacturer name then I would say the answer to your problem would be to
    purchase a card proven compatible with Windows XP. You can check this by going to the following
    site: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/catalog/default.aspx?subid=22

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    David Hancock, Oct 22, 2004
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  3. Guest

    Jack Guest


    Most Manufactures of recent Wireless can not effort to release hardware that
    is not compatible with WindowsXP.

    However it is almost impossible to test their Hardware with all the laptops
    that are available on the Market.

    My experience in such cases shows that it is not usually a Windows problem
    but rather a Hardware problem. I.e. the thing is not compatible with the

    Jack (MVP-Networking).
    Jack, Oct 23, 2004
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