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The firmware on this system is not configured to allow the Cardbus controller to be run in Cardbus mode. #

This process resulted in happiness on a Compaq Presario 700 (701CL) laptop:
  1. Install Windows XP Home with Service Pack 2 OEM
  2. Successfully install Linksys WPC54G ver. 3.1 CardBus wireless adapter
  3. Update Windows XP SP2 to SP3
  4. Wireless continues to work
This process resulted in abject misery:
  1. Install Windows XP Home with Service Pack 2 OEM
  2. Update Windows XP SP2 to SP3
  3. Insert Linksys WPC54G ver. 3.1 CardBus wireless adapter
  4. Receive following message: The device "Texas Instruments PCI-1410 Cardbus Controller" has detected a Cardbus card in its slot, but the firmware on this system is not configured to allow the Cardbus controller to be run in Cardbus mode. The operating system will currently accept only...
  5. Spend hours tracking down antiquated answers, hacking away at the registry, uninstalling SP3, etc before formatting hard drive and using the first process.

/windows | Aug 17, 2009


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