Network card updated drivers error

April 11, 2009 at 01:56:54
Specs: Windows Vista
Hey there. I have added a new network card to my computer, under system devices it is listed as "Realtek RTL8190 802.11n Wireless LAN". When I just plug it in and install it, it works ok but the internet drops every now and then; so I went to update the drivers.
I went into Device manager, right clicked, and updated the drivers. Now, every time I try to shut off my computer it gets to the "shutdown" screen, and freezes. That, or it get past it and it freezes on a black screen. When I try to uninstall the drivers, it freezes. Now, I can uninstall them in safe mode; but can anyone tell me what the problem here is? My brother has the same network card in his computer in the room next to me with updated drivers on Windows Vista, and everything runs fine on his computer. He does not get my same error.
Is this a common problem? Can I still get updated drivers and somehow fix this problem?

Thanks in advance.

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April 11, 2009 at 06:10:14
The first thing is to make sure that the card is in the slot correctly. It's easy to make a mistake with that.

Since you "added" a card, what did you do with the other card? If the new card isn't a replacement, did you disable the original card when you use the new card? You don't want two interfaces conflicting.

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April 11, 2009 at 06:41:39
hmm not sure, how do I diable the other card?

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April 11, 2009 at 06:44:03
Disable it in the device manager.

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April 11, 2009 at 07:35:46
This is a wireless card, right? You don't have to disable anything. Just install the card , install the drivers, key in your network settings & you're done.

Ty downloading & installing the lastest driver available from the card manufacturer's website.

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