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i have an acer aspire 1710 with xp pro and sp2 installed. i have a WLAN 802.11g mini-PCI Module for wireless connectivity. i was using my wireless connetion the other day, until my notebook froze( it often gets hot and freezes) and i had to restart. my wireless connection didnt come up so i went into the control panel and opened up my wireless connection icon and it said "incompatible driver version found. unable to load application". i also have a yellow question mark in my device manager, with the heading "network controller". i have downloaded the driver that came withe the laptop from the makers website and deleted/repaired/installed it but no luck. Since this problem occured, i have restarted around 6 or 7 times and one of the times, my WLAN 802.11g did actually work until i restarted again. i have ran adaware, spybot, and panda activescan, and macaffee and have fixed all problems found but still no luck.
thanks for your help. let me know if you need more info.
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i think that it is a hardware problem since i recently reformatted and have had the same problem occuring. i also bought a linksys wirless card for my pc slot and spent some time with their tech support trying to get that installed but we had no luck. the drivers wouldnt allow the wireless card to install, so i had to take it back. could there be something wrong in my bios that is blocking the wireless connection. Every once in a while, 1 out of 10, my computer will recognize it when i start up. I would really like your advice towards what is or might be happening. My notebook is also freezing more often and hesitates at startup until i pound the keys and touchpad, then it starts up again. I think that it is just getting hot and i need to replace the fan. I am not sure if they are related. thanks