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pci wifi card causing issues

Discussion in 'Network questions and troubleshooting' started by insp1re, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. insp1re

    insp1re Active Member

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    I have an old i7 2600 system with a gigabyte z68 board in, works great still for basic gaming with an msi 960 4gb and 16gb ram.

    i placed a tp link pci wifi card in the system and initially booted fine, installed drivers and worked, but the next time i booted it turns off the system and goes into a reboot loop, which goes straight into the uefi bios. Occasionally it will get to windows then straight lock up.

    Any idea why this is? the card worked fine in another 2600k rig i have. with no issues.

    thanks
     
  2. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    Does it boot fine every time without the card in?
     
  3. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    Make sure bios is up to date; you may make sure the drivers are the latest by running SDI(snappy driver installer)
     
  4. insp1re

    insp1re Active Member

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    Yeah boots fine and everything runs perfect without it in
    using latest uefi bios, the board is a GA-Z68XP-UD3 and bios is U1J.

    Thanks
     

  5. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    I have a tp link wifi card too and they only recently released whql drivers for win10. Did you install those? Earlier drivers required disabling driver signing.
     
  6. insp1re

    insp1re Active Member

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    barely have opportunity as pc turns off and then back on and boots into the uefi bios, so cant remain in windows long enough without a lock up on the bare chance it will boot. thanks
     
  7. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    Tried a different PCI slot?
     
  8. insp1re

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    yeah both. only two on board.
     
  9. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    Tried something else in those PCI slots to make sure they work OK ?
     
  10. insp1re

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    nothing available at the moment, its not a huge issue iv resorted to a usb wifi stick for now, ill check the pci slots at a later point. will leave as is for now, thanks
     
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  11. mbk1969

    mbk1969 Ancient Guru

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    Theoretically speaking you can pre-install drivers in OS without card and then insert it.
     

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