MajorGeeks Support Forums

Go Back   MajorGeeks Support Forums > ----------= PC, Desktop and Laptop Support =---------- > Software
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Casino Mark Forums Read

Software Software such as operating systems like Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 etc., or specific programs.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-05-11, 01:40
somewhat somewhat is offline
Private E-2
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Windows won't install network controller driver

I made an account and a thread the other day, but somehow both have completely mysteriously disappeared. The only proof I was ever here is the confirmation email I received.

Anywho, havin' a bit of a problem here.

I've had a Thinkpad T40 for a few years now, and I've finally tried to fix an old reoccurring problem. Apparently when the computer, after a few weeks or months of working, decides to check the mini pci network adapter against a whitelist and decides that it's unauthorized to run. So I removed the mini pci card, ran a code or program (whatever it's called) on a bootable disk. The program was called no-1802 (1802 is the error I'd get when it wouldn't let me boot with the card). Then plugged the card back in and booted. The 1802 error went away, and Windows recognized the network controller as new hardware, but asked for drivers. When I tell it exactly where the driver is, it can't find it. I have no idea what's wrong, as I give it the straight address of the driver, and it just doesn't see it. This is driving me nuts, and any and all help is appreciated.

Thanks

Jon.

(And if anyone has any idea what happened to my original account under the name Glutton, I'm a bit curious about that as well.)
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 05-05-11, 04:19
falconattack's Avatar
falconattack falconattack is offline
First Sergeant
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Greece , Athens
Posts: 789
Thanks: 2
Thanked 298 Times in 285 Posts
Default Re: Windows won't install network controller driver

Quote:
Originally Posted by somewhat View Post
I made an account and a thread the other day, but somehow both have completely mysteriously disappeared. The only proof I was ever here is the confirmation email I received.

Anywho, havin' a bit of a problem here.

I've had a Thinkpad T40 for a few years now, and I've finally tried to fix an old reoccurring problem. Apparently when the computer, after a few weeks or months of working, decides to check the mini pci network adapter against a whitelist and decides that it's unauthorized to run. So I removed the mini pci card, ran a code or program (whatever it's called) on a bootable disk. The program was called no-1802 (1802 is the error I'd get when it wouldn't let me boot with the card). Then plugged the card back in and booted. The 1802 error went away, and Windows recognized the network controller as new hardware, but asked for drivers. When I tell it exactly where the driver is, it can't find it. I have no idea what's wrong, as I give it the straight address of the driver, and it just doesn't see it. This is driving me nuts, and any and all help is appreciated.

Thanks

Jon.

(And if anyone has any idea what happened to my original account under the name Glutton, I'm a bit curious about that as well.)
What is youur operation system ? Take a look here !!

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Proble...I_network_card

http://myghimh.blogspot.com/2009/07/...nkpad-t40.html

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic...ght=error+1802

http://www.fixya.com/support/t237194...rt_thinpad_t40
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-05-11, 12:39
DavidGP's Avatar
DavidGP DavidGP is offline
MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: UK
Posts: 38,832
Thanks: 3,008
Thanked 3,105 Times in 2,819 Posts
Default Re: Windows won't install network controller driver

Hi

On your account I have no idea off hand, have checked and can see nothing wrong in the logs.


What is your Windows version and Service Pack?
In Device Manager do you have any yellow ! marks and if so by what devices?

what is the model and version code of the mini card?

Could you link us to the location you downloaded the drivers from (I just want to see the files) and was their an setup.exe or .exe file to run to install the drivers or are these just a collection of .ini and .dat files etc
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-10-11, 20:37
somewhat somewhat is offline
Private E-2
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Windows won't install network controller driver

Running Windows XP service pack 3.

I've basically did everything here:
http://myghimh.blogspot.com/2009/07/...nkpad-t40.html


Yellow marks in device manager for:
ethernet controller
network controller (The one I can't install, haven't tried the others)
PCI modem
usb controller
unknown device (Not sure what this is)


Not sure on model and version code, where do I find these? On the card itself?


Here's the driver:
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si...cid=MIGR-42683
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-11-11, 14:36
DavidGP's Avatar
DavidGP DavidGP is offline
MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: UK
Posts: 38,832
Thanks: 3,008
Thanked 3,105 Times in 2,819 Posts
Default Re: Windows won't install network controller driver

Hi

Their are a few different model T40's IBMs so could you run the below as written and attach the log, or if underneath the laptop it has a code like T40-2374 or alike, then post that.

Also yes the Cisco network card should have version model codes on it.

Quote:
Download and install Everest to find this info, at times a summary log of your PC can help, to do this

Install Everest and run
Click Report (top menu) > Report Wizard > Next
Choose System Summary Only > Next
Choose Plain Text > Finish and wait for report to generate
Click Save to File and leave the File Name as Report, then click the Save as Type dropdown and choose Report files (*txt) and click Save (n.b. Save to desktop is best as easy place to find it, use Browse to locate desktop)



Then attach your log to your next post as per these instructions HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post
Asking for the exact model due to various ones having different hardware and with the exact model variant we should be able to clear up all those other drivers.


When installing the Cisco Netword card did you follow this advice below, I've cut at pasted it from the install instructions from the page you listed for the driver.

Clean install: (Found New Hardware Wizard)
If this is the first time booting Windows XP after installing the
Cisco Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Card in the computer, Windows XP will
detect the card automatically. To install the device driver, follow
the instructions below.

Quote:
1. Extract this package onto the hard disk drive.
2. Start Windows XP. The Found New Hardware Wizard dialog box is
displayed.
3. Select Install from a list or specific location (Advanced) and
click Next.
4. Select Search for the best driver in these locations.
5. Select Include this location in the search only.
6. Specify the path to sub-directory \PCC-MPI\XP with the full
path name where you extracted the package in the step 1 in Copy
manufacturer's files from:.
7. Click Next.
The Driver installation starts. After this step, the installer
may display a "Digital Signature not found" message. Click
Continue Anyway if this message appears.
8. Click the Finish button when the installation completes.
9. Restart the computer.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #6  
Old 05-16-11, 04:36
somewhat somewhat is offline
Private E-2
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Windows won't install network controller driver

The card is a cisco aironet MPI350.

Laptop is a T40 type 2373

The driver has worked before, perfectly. Never had a problem installing it until I ran this no-1802 thing. Usually after a fresh OS install the card would work fine for a few months, then God knows what would happen and I'd get the 1802 error. So I'm sure the driver is the correct one. The computer just won't install it.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-16-11, 08:53
falconattack's Avatar
falconattack falconattack is offline
First Sergeant
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Greece , Athens
Posts: 789
Thanks: 2
Thanked 298 Times in 285 Posts
Default Re: Windows won't install network controller driver

Quote:
Originally Posted by somewhat View Post
The card is a cisco aironet MPI350.

Laptop is a T40 type 2373

The driver has worked before, perfectly. Never had a problem installing it until I ran this no-1802 thing. Usually after a fresh OS install the card would work fine for a few months, then God knows what would happen and I'd get the 1802 error. So I'm sure the driver is the correct one. The computer just won't install it.
Is this your error message ( 1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in
Power off and remove the miniPCI network card ) ?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-18-11, 18:07
somewhat somewhat is offline
Private E-2
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Windows won't install network controller driver

No, it started as that. I removed the minipci card and ran a no-1802 fix program. Then plugged it back in and now I can't install the driver for it.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-18-11, 18:11
somewhat somewhat is offline
Private E-2
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Windows won't install network controller driver

Shit.

Haha, it fixed itself. I just powered the computer on, the driver is installed and it's working. I wish I knew what happened. Thanks for all the help guys, I appreciate it.

I think after several years I finally booted the 1802 problem on this thing. SAICK!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-18-11, 18:48
somewhat somewhat is offline
Private E-2
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Windows won't install network controller driver

Quote:
Originally Posted by somewhat View Post
Shit.

Haha, it fixed itself. I just powered the computer on, the driver is installed and it's working. I wish I knew what happened. Thanks for all the help guys, I appreciate it.

I think after several years I finally booted the 1802 problem on this thing. SAICK!

DAMNIT! Nevermind, still screwed. I don't know why it worked a minute ago, but after a reboot I'm at the same problem. Won't see the driver.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #11  
Old 05-21-11, 05:14
somewhat somewhat is offline
Private E-2
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Windows won't install network controller driver

Any ideas at all? I'm stumped.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-26-11, 15:46
somewhat somewhat is offline
Private E-2
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Windows won't install network controller driver

Guess I'll try reinstalling windows and post the results.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Network Controller Driver Jonathan458 Software 5 03-09-11 14:14
dell dimension 8300 multimedia audio controller driver for windows 7 BradyLaw Software 1 10-08-10 16:49
Can not find Network controller driver IBM T41 23732FG rosh Software 5 09-23-09 15:41
Windows Home Server Storage Controller Driver? sp33dphr33q Software 0 09-15-09 15:42
Looking for Network Controller Driver for Acer TravelMate 2480 cgm707 Software 3 02-19-09 21:12


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:24.

MajorGeeks.Com Menu

MajorGeeks.Com \ All In One Tweaks \ Android \ Anti-Malware \ Anti-Virus \ Appearance \ Backup \ Browsers \ CD\DVD\Blu-Ray \ Covert Ops \ Drive Utilities \ Drivers \ Graphics \ Internet Tools \ Multimedia \ Networking \ Office Tools \ NEW! PC Games \ System Tools \ Macintosh \ Demonews.Com \ Top Downloads

MajorGeeks.Com \ News (Tech) \ Off Base (Other Websites News) \ Way Off Base (Offbeat Stories and Pics)

Social: Facebook \ YouTube \ Twitter \ Tumblr \ Pintrest \ RSS Feeds


All content Copyright MajorGeeks.com source code Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright © 2009 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Ad Management by RedTyger