PCMCIA Card Issues

Dell / VOSTRO 200
June 26, 2009 at 12:39:03
Specs: Windows 7 Build 7100 (RC), Pentium M 1.87GHz / 1GB
Hey all. I have a Compaq tc4200 computer. I recently installed Windows 7 on it (the release candidate).

It should be noted that I also experienced this issue in Windows Vista.

Anyway, I also have a Verizon KPC650 PCMCIA card. Whenever I plug the card into the laptop, it immediately bluescreens with a "PAGE FAULT" error.

The driver being used for the PCMCIA slot is the Texas Instruments PCI-xx21/xx11 CardBus Controller with UltraMedia. Here is a bit of what Windows told me when it recovered from the bluescreen.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7100.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 50
BCP1: 8079C008
BCP2: 00000001
BCP3: 8286DF40
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7100
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Any suggestions would be very helpful. Thanks in advance.


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June 26, 2009 at 12:53:20
I have good news and bad.

Good news is you know it didn't work in Vista. Bad is that since that is so I doubt W7 will fix it.

Look also at event viewer logs.

Look at how the pcmcia is installed. Look for a pci to pci bridge in system properties.

Lastly did it ever work in xp? Did you install any xp drivers or did you just let it install?

Other sites have suggested you check ram, use memtest or other.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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