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Wireless network adaptor installation issues

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May 11, 2013 10:56:04 PM

Every time I use the cd that came with my wireless network adaptor to install the driver, my newly built computer fails to boot up. the specs for my new computer are here. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/zerukin/saved/1yKN

Can somebody tell me what's wrong?
May 11, 2013 11:19:47 PM

Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

This could be something as simple as taking the CD out after installing. If your system is set to boot from a CD first and it finds a disk that isn't bootable, it would stall the startup. You can change the boot options in the BIOS settings so it boots from the hard disk first. but in the first instance, just take the CD out and see if the system can start.

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May 11, 2013 11:24:10 PM

nice thought, but I don't think that's the problem. I take the dick out, and it still happens. I suppose one of the possibilities is that I have a faulty disc. Worse could be a faulty Network adaptor.
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May 11, 2013 11:33:13 PM

What make and model is it and what reaction does Windows throw up when it's plugged in without its disk? Windows 8 Pro should be able to find a driver for most popular makes of wi-fi adapter without using an installation CD. It's possible the adapter's manufacturer wants it software to overarch Windows own wish to take control.
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May 11, 2013 11:54:06 PM

A few of my wifi adapters had the same problem. But when I installed the drivers from Windows safe-mode they worked.
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May 12, 2013 12:07:19 AM

spankmon said:
A few of my wifi adapters had the same problem. But when I installed the drivers from Windows safe-mode they worked.


Thanks dude. after looking around, I found out that it probably is my disk causing the problem. Apparently, the disc only contains installation for windows 7 and older. might as well get the driver online then. thanks though.
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May 12, 2013 12:17:11 AM

Sounds like a good idea.
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