motherboard chipset drivers before the wireless or any other drivers. Did you do chipset first?
I had a problem that I was told was a rootkit, so I decided to reformat my hard drive. Details on that problem, if necessary, are in this thread:
So now I have a fresh install of XP Pro, and I need to install my wireless driver. I've done this successfully at least once before. This time I am having problems. I have the original disc with the drivers that came with my computer. As I was installing the driver, the icon appeared in the taskbar with a "New Hardware Found" kind of message. A couple seconds after that, my screen switched to a blue screen with lots of white text for a second, and then the system restarted. Then I have the option to start Windows normally, in safe mode, or last known good configuration. If I start Windows normally, the blue screen and restart happens again. If I start with last known good configuration, I don't have wireless. Does anyone know what my problem is?