'Failed to uninstall the device'

May 8, 2005 at 21:03:17
Specs: Windows XP, 512mb

Hi guys,
I hope some of you can help me out. I upgraded my mini-pci wireless card in my laptop and I'm having trouble getting it to work. It is compatible so thats not the issue. The card I had was an Intel Prowireless 2200BG card and now is an Atheros AR5001x card.

When I install the drivers for the Atheros card, about 75% through the installation, the computer freezes. I have to restart and when I do, during the windows starting progress screen, it freezes. I go into safe mode to delete the Atheros driver from the device manager and when I restart it works. So obviously, there is some sort of conflict. I'm pretty sure the conflict is with the previous Intel 2200BG driver after doing some research.

When in safe mode, the driver/network adapter for the Intel card still shows up. I've tried to disable it, that didn't work. I tried to delete it, I get the 'Failed to uninstall the device. The device may be required to boot up the computer' message in device manager. I've also tried to uninstall Intel ProSet, manually disable the 2200BG in device manager, reboot, uninstall the 2200BG driver but I still get the same message. I need to get rid of this Intel Proset driver, all of its software, and anything associated with it.

If there is a workaround for the 'Failed to uninstall' message, I'd appreciate it if someone could tell me. If someone knows how to get rid of all the drivers for this properly, that would help greatly as well. If I have to do it through regedit, I do not mind as long as someone can explain it thoroughly as I'm no computer expert.

Thanks in advance,

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May 8, 2005 at 23:14:52

put the old card back into the puter, then disable, right click, disable, then go into the system hardware manager, clcik show hidden devices, and uninstall from, device manager, switch off puter, remove the card, and reboot, viola! the old card is now completely gone, install the new card as per instructions, often load drivers then install card.
good luck

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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