PC reboots with network driver installed

D-link / Dfe-530tx+
July 17, 2010 at 22:17:13
Specs: WFW311
Upon installing the official driver for a D-Link dfe-530tx+ Windows reboots the computer when I attempt to load it. Upon "net start" during DOS bootup, it recognizes the card and shows the info.

If I use the "/N" flag, to load Windows, it loads just fine so it's obviously a configuration problem with the driver. Does anyone know of a way to fix this so the driver will stop causing the system to reboot or will I just have to restore the old system.ini and protocol.ini and do without networking/find a working card?

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July 18, 2010 at 00:21:13
I would restore to the old system.ini and protocol.ini before you installed the card and start again as you have yourself suggested. This time, when clicking the Network Icon to install the driver, I would only have the microsoft networks protocols for NETBEUI and TCP/IP installed for it. Forget about IPX/SPX - in all likelihood you do not require it and 3.11 might place it automatically in your stack of protocols.

Above all, if your driver package comes with a setup program, don't use it and install it manually from a floppy or a separate directory via the Network setup program in Windows (the network icon mentioned above), as long as OEMSETUP.INF is unpacked correctly you should be able to do this.

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