Bad card or PCMCIA slot(s)?

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Have a Compaq Evo N610C using a Netgear WG511T wireless card.  For the
past 2 weeks I've been having freezing problems and wireless
connection drops on the laptop.  I thought it might be software
related so I formatted and completely reloaded XP Professional, Office
and the wireless software (that's all).  I'm still having issues where
the whole laptop will freeze and I have to power cycle down.  Also
having the disconnect issue....the wireless will be connected for a
little while...then every 1/2 second or so, disconnect, then connect,
then disconnect...etc.  Tried moving the wg511t to another PCMCIA
slot...same problem.   So does this sound like a bad wireless card?
Or can 2 PCMCIA slots go bad at the same time (do they share chips or
something similar?)?   Don't have another laptop to test the card

Re: Bad card or PCMCIA slot(s)?

The Other Mike wrote:
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This could be anything: RAM, HD, PC-Card, etc.  Start by removing the
card.  Run without the wireless and see if it has any problems.  Google
for memtest86.exe and do a deep RAM test.  Download the disk health
utility from the HD vendor and evaluate the HD.  It is a process of


Re: Bad card or PCMCIA slot(s)?

Can you borrow someone's card to test out your PCMCIA slot? Phasr
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