wireless adapter causes NC Service 100%

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July 3, 2009 at 12:39:03
Specs: Windows XP, 2gigs
whenever i attach a wireless adapter to my pc,
my network connections uses 100% and when i
run ethernet it doesn't. any clue?

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July 3, 2009 at 16:05:43
hmm, the only things that really could cause this are
-You have the wrong/corrupt/out of date driver installed
-Your USB wireless adapter is faulty
-You have a virus

The best way to go about it is to uninstall the existing driver and reinstall using the latest one
If that does not work, try the wireless adapter in another machine and see what happens

Could you also give info on what serivce is eating up your CPU (press CTRL, ALT and DELETE at the same time to bring up the task manager, then click on the "processes" tab and look through the list for the program using about 90% of your CPU)

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July 4, 2009 at 13:14:50
svchost.exe i'm thinking the first option or third option you listed.

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July 6, 2009 at 10:35:58
I'm thinking to just format my pc at this point.

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July 6, 2009 at 12:51:57
What's formatting going to do for you? The problem is with the hardware or the drivers. It's trying to work; just can't.


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July 6, 2009 at 12:58:25
well i'm hoping that formatting and reloading xp will put the driver back in working condition. I can't even update from microsoft's website. I've removed the wireless adapter and tried system restore and network connections is still at 100%, this wasn't happening before.

any ideas to fix it other than formatting?

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