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Old August 27th, 2006, 11:48 PM
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Usb wifi adapter, wont install?

Hello, I am trying to install the drivers and such for the NETGEAR WPN111 Adapter. When I run through the installation it says:

component: xp
File Group: Ntdrv
File: C:\windows\system32\drivers
Error: Cannot Create a file when it already exists.

So I ignored that and just followed along with the instructions and plugged in the hardware. I ran though the directions and said to install from a cd when it prompted what to do with the new hardware device. it came up with errors I cant remember what though...

I try to go through the process again but when I insert the hardware instead of the normal chime it just plays 3 beeps. then nothing. what can I do? I am running XP Home.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 05:52 AM
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Try these drivers --- > http://kbserver.netgear.com/release_notes/d102794.asp

Remove any references [to that device] in Device Manager first.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 06:05 AM
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I was already told to do that, and still I get the same error.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 12:50 PM
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Do you have Universal Serial Bus controllers listed in Device Manager?
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it came up with errors I cant remember what though...
The error report may help, can you copy the error(s) word-4-word and post it here?
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Old August 28th, 2006, 02:32 PM
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Like I said it wouldnt let me go back to the found new hardware thing. so i needed to do a system restore to before i tried to install it. In the instructions it says dont plug in the usb adapter until you have installed the drivers and utilities. but it I would get that XP error when i tried to do that.

here is the message when i put in the usb thing.

"an error occurred while copying athwpn.sys
cannot copy file to destination directory
click retry to retry operation or click cancel."

the same message comes up again if I try to continue except it says it cannot copy ar55523.bin
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Old August 31st, 2006, 12:22 AM
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Run this and post what Service Pack version your XP is please.
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Old August 31st, 2006, 12:34 AM
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I have service pack 2
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Old August 31st, 2006, 01:57 AM
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What happens when you type assoc .vbs in a Command Prompt? You should get .vbs=VBSFile

(a space between c and .v in assoc .vbs)
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Old August 31st, 2006, 07:36 PM
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yup I got that
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Old August 31st, 2006, 09:52 PM
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ftype VBSFile in a Command Prompt? You should get VBSFile=%SystemRoot%\System32\WScript.exe "%1" %*

but your probably getting a link to Notepad.
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Old September 1st, 2006, 03:44 AM
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ftype VBSFile in a Command Prompt? You should get VBSFile=%SystemRoot%\System32\WScript.exe "%1" %*

but your probably getting a link to Notepad.
I did that and it said exactly as you wrote. the "VBSFile=%SystemRoot%\System32\WScript.exe "%1" %*"

didnt get any link to notepad.. i dont think.
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Old September 1st, 2006, 04:50 PM
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I don't know if you run a viruc checker program, malware monitors, or firewalls but disable them
if you do to test running the *.vbs script. You should try reinstalling the Windows Installer 3.1 v.2
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Old September 1st, 2006, 05:31 PM
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I installed the windows installer thing and then tried the usb wifi adapter set up.. and it worked, but there was traces of it on there from before, so i needed to get rid of it for it to work. I did a system restore adn installed everything again, except when i got to the driver, i got the same problem again.. so close..
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Old September 1st, 2006, 06:02 PM
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I installed the windows installer thing and then tried the usb wifi adapter set up.. and it worked...
...I did a system restore
If you did a System Restore then the Windows Installer 3.1 v.2 is gone.
Do the restore, install the Windows Installer 3.1 v.2 and then try.
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