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    Hardware Malfunction...

    I've just bought a wireless kit, I've had teething problems with it but I've finally got it sorted, except for one issue. My PC will stall completely or bluescreen with the error message 'Hardware malfunction...'

    I'm certain its the wireless PCI card, but I'm not up to taking it back to Scan... So, any ideas, please? Haha.

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    Also, I can't format my HDD. Although the PC boots fine and everything about the HDD is fine, when I come to format it, Windows does not recognise that there is a HDD there, any help on that issue as well, please?



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    Give us a clue then.
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    Just a long shot about the HDD problem.

    If you're using a SATA do you need to install custom drivers for it at all?
    Like the ones you have to put on a floppy and boot with or something, I forget how I did it exactly but I know it was a right annoying thing to do since I didn't have a floppy drive at the time.

    And what doy ou mean by a "wireless kit" I mean, is it just a card you sit in your motherboard? If it is, try taking out and tell us if your PC runs fine then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Give us a clue then.
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    And what do you mean by a "wireless kit"...
    - Buffalo Airstation 125
    - Buffalo WLI2-PCI-G54S-3

    The random restarts and 'Hardware Malfunctions' did indeed start when the PCI card was fitted, we tried the drivers that came with the card and the latest drivers from the Buffalo site but to no avail - any ideas?

    EDIT: Just had an idea, any chance the power needed to run the wireless card has pushed the PSU over the edge?
    Last edited by NightshadowUK; 05-03-2007 at 10:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post

    EDIT: Just had an idea, any chance the power needed to run the wireless card has pushed the PSU over the edge?
    unlikely but anything is possible with generic PSU's

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    What wireless card is it?

    wireless can suck an awful lot of power if left unchecked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metier9 View Post
    What wireless card is it?
    Quote Originally Posted by Me ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metier9 View Post
    What wireless card is it?

    wireless can suck an awful lot of power if left unchecked
    So, how do you go about 'checking' it to make sure it doesn't?

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    Just check the power levels and the transmit power etc... but i doubt this one would suck alot of power.

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