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Dell Inspiron 2600 Wireless Code10

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by LymanAlpha, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. LymanAlpha

    LymanAlpha Guest

    I've done some research on this issue with a PCMCIA Linksys WPC11 v. 3.0
    card and a Code 10, cannot start, can't load driver problem and have
    tried all the solutions I can find.
    The last one was reinstalling the operating system on a formatted HDD.
    I still get the error. I purchased a new D-Link PCMCIA card and the
    results were identical. This leads me to think that there is an issue
    with the card bus or the PCMCIA slot itself. Is this reparable on a
    laptop (I'm very familiar with building, fixing, taking apart and
    putting back together desktops, not notebooks though)? Is the slot
    itself modular?

    Before Windows XP begins to attempt to install and load the driver for
    the card, the lights on the card give the appearance that it is
    functioning properly. Both the Power and the Link lights are green. As
    soon as the driver is loaded an error is reported, in Device Manager the
    card has an (!) next to it and
    LymanAlpha, Jul 7, 2005
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    BigJim Guest

    if the slot is bad it is part of the motherboard. You will need a new board.
    is the pcmcia card slot enabled in the bios
    BigJim, Jul 8, 2005
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  3. LymanAlpha

    Quaoar Guest

    I believe that the Linksy/Dlink card drivers must be installed before XP
    finds the card inserted. My memory might well be faulty, but at least
    the Linksys CD that comes with the WPC11 has the required driver, or you
    can obtain the latest update from Linksys.

    Since you've tried to install without the appropriate driver, you'll
    need to access device manager, select view hidden devices, and remove
    all vestiges of previous failed installs, probably with the card
    inserted. Remove the card, reboot, and install the driver from the CD
    or file, then insert the card the first time.

    Quaoar, Jul 11, 2005
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