Solved Pc restarts after obtaining IP

June 24, 2012 at 14:33:42
Specs: Windows XP Home sp3
just reinstalled windows xp after a full wipe. now when everytime i plug my netgear usb network adapter once the adapter obtains an ip address using windows wireless network configuration tool my computer restarts. No BSOD or anything like that the screen just turns black and restarts at post screen.

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June 27, 2012 at 13:28:12
Click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, then click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management then In the console tree, click Event Viewer.

I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.



#1
June 24, 2012 at 14:39:43
Does the network adapter work in other computers?

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#2
June 24, 2012 at 15:27:31
Yes it does and ut worked before I wiped it. Drivers install fine without any errors or problems.

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#3
June 24, 2012 at 15:31:44
Does it restart if you start your computer on safe mode with networking support?

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#4
June 24, 2012 at 15:59:54
yes it does

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#5
June 24, 2012 at 16:04:07
Have you tried another usb port?

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#6
June 24, 2012 at 16:04:29
Also tis is a Dell Dimension 2400 if that helps

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#7
June 24, 2012 at 16:08:28
Can you try reinstalling XP again?

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#8
June 24, 2012 at 16:15:12
i have twice

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#9
June 24, 2012 at 16:18:51
Was the original OS windows xp.

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#10
June 24, 2012 at 17:59:20
yes it was use an OEM disk that came with it. and a separate retail disk with no luck.

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#11
June 25, 2012 at 02:51:53
I have also turned "Auto rebirth after crash" off to make sure it was not a BSOD that is being missed because of the restart.

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#12
June 25, 2012 at 08:14:52
Rebirth?, you mean Reboot right?

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#13
June 25, 2012 at 13:49:00
yeah stupid auto correct.

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#14
June 25, 2012 at 13:50:15
What model is your network adapter?

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#15
June 26, 2012 at 01:20:08
Ut is a Netgear WG111v2 Wireless USB Adapter.

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#16
June 26, 2012 at 07:57:39
Did you install drivers?

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#17
June 26, 2012 at 15:05:50
yep installed drivers, deleted drivers, reinstalled drivers, deleted drivers installed drivers from website after dl on my phone(that took for ever) and still same symptoms. God i hate dell lol.

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#18
June 26, 2012 at 15:09:48
Why didn't you just get an internal wireless card for your computer?

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#19
June 26, 2012 at 18:00:37
cant afford it right now

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#20
June 27, 2012 at 07:58:50
They don't cost alot, cost around $20-30 or £15- 30.

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#21
June 27, 2012 at 10:34:07
yeah right now i realy cant afford that right now im the only one workin in the house supporting my wife and 2 kids

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#22
June 27, 2012 at 10:36:03
Have you tried playing around with the network settings or check in event log for errors?

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#23
June 27, 2012 at 13:25:19
No I have not. Any idea what network settings i should change and where can i locate the event log? sry im kinda an idiot when it comes to networks

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#24
June 27, 2012 at 13:28:12
✔ Best Answer
Click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, then click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management then In the console tree, click Event Viewer.

I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.


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#25
June 27, 2012 at 15:26:23
Ha Ha thank you very much will let you all know the results tomorrow god i hate getting up at 4am for work lol

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#26
July 6, 2012 at 02:54:50
sry its been a few days we got hit by a storm the other say and it left us with no power for 4 days im my area. (still with out power in other places.) Ill let you know here soon. thank you all for the help

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#27
July 22, 2012 at 14:22:26
Ok so i dont know why i didnt do this earlier but installed registry mechanic, ran it, reinstalled drivers and poof it worked! thank you all for your help and ideas

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