• Disk read error & more after installing a network card
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Since I'm not home for the summer I've temporarily set my computer up at my dads, only issue is I have no ethernet connection here so I bought a PCI-E TP-Link wireless adapter. Since installing this my computer has sometimes struggled to actually boot, with it either throwing a disk read error, hanging on a blank screen, or hanging on the windows logo. My specs are as follows: OS: Win10 Motherboard: MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition CPU: i7 4790K @ 4GHz RAM: 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance Low-Profile @ 1333MHz GPU: 2x EVGA NVIDIA GTX 970 Superclocked ACX 2.0 Cooler @ 4GB running in SLI PSU: Corsair RM750 Modular PSU sry if this is useless, idk what to really put here
Does removing the adapter fix the problems? Are you running the latest driver for it? I'm thinking the driver you're using for it is bad. Worst case: this is purely coincidence and you have failing hardware.
[QUOTE=Rand0mNumber;52480702]Does removing the adapter fix the problems? Are you running the latest driver for it? I'm thinking the driver you're using for it is bad. Worst case: this is purely coincidence and you have failing hardware.[/QUOTE] I haven't tried it without the card yet, but it was working perfectly fine before I'd installed it i didn't actually install any drivers, it just worked without having to hardware failure seems like it could be the case, last month my computer failed to start and it only started again after i performed the paperclip test on the psu and then reseated everything actually after about an hour of use I then got a bsod with unexpected_store_exception :c [editline]18th July 2017[/editline] and another update i guess, after removing the card my pc booted first time without any issues
Is the hard disk making any weird noises? Also make sure any cables did not come loose while you were installing the network card. [editline]18th July 2017[/editline] Just saw your edit. Are there other PCIe slots on the motherboard you could use?
[QUOTE=daigennki;52481191]Is the hard disk making any weird noises? Also make sure any cables did not come loose while you were installing the network card. [editline]18th July 2017[/editline] Just saw your edit. Are there other PCIe slots on the motherboard you could use?[/QUOTE] unfortunately not, my graphics cards actually cover up the other PCIe slot I have, i'm thinking of just getting a refund and tethering my wifi for a while tbh [editline]18th July 2017[/editline] alternatively i could just get a USB dongle, but i don't know if they're actually any good
[QUOTE=a-cookie;52481670] alternatively i could just get a USB dongle, but i don't know if they're actually any good[/QUOTE] From my experience they work just fine
[QUOTE=Rixxz2;52481689]From my experience they work just fine[/QUOTE] awesomes, are you able to recommend one for me?
[QUOTE=Rixxz2;52481689]From my experience they work just fine[/QUOTE] I've found them to be petty unreliable and SLOW myself.
Are there any PCI (the old-school kind, not PCIe) slots on the motherboard that are not blocked? Those are still fast enough for network cards and PCI wireless cards do exist. [editline]19th July 2017[/editline] Although at that point might as well use a USB one. If you are going to buy a USB one though, choose very carefully. I have had countless bad experiences with those.
USB adapters made by major companies are typically fine. If you can, buy one with an external antenna for the best results. I'd recommend something like the [URL="https://www.asus.com/ca-en/Networking/USBAC56/"]Asus USB-AC56[/URL]
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