Panasonic toughbook - running WIN 2000 - wireless PCMCIA freezing system

By cola6598
Mar 13, 2008
  1. Hi

    I have a Panasonic Toughbook running Windows 2000.
    I used to be able to run wireless PCMCIA adapters and it worked.

    Now when I insert both a Netgear and D-link PCMCIA card the entire system freezes.(after installing the drivers) I pull the card out and the system resumes.Also, the lights on the PCMCIA flash and do what they are suppposed to do.

    I can use my D-link wired PCMCIA adapter.

    So - it is not the PCMCIA slot - it is not the cards - they both work on other computers. It must be 2000.

    Anyone have nay thoughts on what i can try next?


  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,183   +225

    Hello Colleen,
    you may need to do a fresh install of Win2K... Have you downloaded and installed all the Windows 2000 service packs?
  3. cola6598

    cola6598 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    I do have all the the service packs - thanks!

    A fresh install is my last resort:)
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,183   +225

    Since Win2K is an old Operating System, how old is the toughbook? A fresh OS install is probably your only resort. Have you considered upgrading to XP?
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