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installed wireless NIC card and now Mouse locks up

by jldipert / September 26, 2004 9:54 AM PDT

I have a Sony VAIO desktop Model PCV-RX860 running Windows XP Home. I have a cable modem and D-Link
DI-524 2.4 Ghz Wireless 802.11G Router. Everything is working fine concerning the networking but for some reason the mouse now locks up. I checked the IRQ's and don't see any conflicts. The mouse is the factory VAIO 2 button w/ scroll wheel PS/2 mouse and was working fine prior to installing the wireless NIC. It had never locked up prior to installing the wireless NIC. The MB had a Wired NIC built in which I went into CMOS and disabled to try and avoid any problems. I ran out of theings to check about 20 minutes ago so I thought I'd write a note hoping I'd find someone who says "oh that's no big deal deal all you have to do is ...."
Thanks in advance, Jim D.

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Re: installed wireless NIC card and now Mouse locks up
by JMarchi / September 26, 2004 11:35 PM PDT

You really need to verify if the wireless Nic is causing the problem. You almost never see a conflict with any device and a PS/2 slot, that is quite unusual.

Try the wireless Nic in a different slot.

If that doesn't do it remove the wireless Nic and verify the mouse works without fail if it is removed.

Go into Device Manager and see what IRQ the Wireless NIC is using, what resources does it use?

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Re: installed wireless NIC card and now Computer locks up
by jldipert / September 27, 2004 11:21 AM PDT

At first it appeared that the mouse was locking up but on further inspection it is the machine that is locking up. Can't even do CNTL-ALT-DEL to get to task manager to see what's happening. Without any warning the machine just quits responding to mouse movments or keyboard strokes.

Checked device manager and see no conflicts. Both the Router (D-Link DI-524) and Wireless NIC are using 802.11g standards

Any ideas anyone?

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Re: installed wireless NIC card and now Computer locks up
by Mark5019 / September 27, 2004 9:29 PM PDT
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Re: installed wireless NIC card and now Mouse locks up
by czirak / October 23, 2004 1:01 PM PDT

WOW the same thing is happening to me right now !!!

I did the whole spyware route and am still having the problem.. please ANYONE HELP

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Re: installed wireless NIC card and now Mouse locks up
by Chasy / October 24, 2004 8:47 PM PDT

I had the same issue with a Sony VIAO P4 Win XPHome 1500 with D-Link wireless card. It was a real problem.
I believed that it was adware, but Spybot and AdAware didn't help. (I didn't have access to Mr. Profitt's other suite of anti-aware.)
The last strew was to reformat and reload Windows from the Sony CD, which worked perfectly.
I can't tell you if it was some deep seated spyware or if there were IRQ's/resources reassigned on relaoding.
(The VIAO had a CD burner which was perfect for backing up personal files before the reformat)

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Re: installed wireless NIC card and now Mouse locks up
by czirak / October 25, 2004 8:12 AM PDT

I've re formatted the C drive twice and am about to begin the third time. if this doesn't work I will buy a new hard drive !! I'm deperate !!! PLEASE HELP. I am not that computer savy .I'm sure that there are a lot of smarter people out there than me!!!

Thanks in advance

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