Stop Error With Usb Network Adapter

By smu122
Apr 5, 2008
  1. I recently installed a USB G Network Adapter Linksys. It has been working perfectly fine, as I just needed to update the drivers to Vista. A couple of weeks later, I started to receive this blue screen error upon restart,shutdown, sleep, ect.

    A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

    Driver IRQL Not Less or Not Equal.

    "Stop: 0X000000BE
    rt2500usb.sys-Address BBD4AB44 base at BBD31000, Date5tamp 41de50d7"

    I deduced that the problem was this adapter. I uninstalled all drivers and I removed the usb. The pc booted perfectly fine. Whenever I install the device, I receive this error.

    How may i fix this problem? Thankyou all :D

    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6850 @ 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
    Memory: 2046MB RAM
    Chip type: GeForce 8800 GT
    HardDrive: 320GB

    The link link590o gave in the sticky unfortunately didn't help me.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Attached Files:

  3. smu122

    smu122 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    Thankyou very much for assisting me kimsland, however, i have been encountering problems when following the directions supplied. When I try to copy and replace the files to the windows folder, it states that I do not have permission. I turned off user account control and i still receive the error.

    I also am having problems with step 3. "Right click on the WUSB54GS.inf file in your downloaded folder and select install."

    When i do this i reveive a message that states. "The INF file you selected does not support this method of installation."

    Thanks for all the help.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    You may need to Take Ownership of your Windows folder and grant yourself Full Control privileges

    See these two links:

    This workaround (ie alternative) is just a suggestion (that I hoped would work)

    After getting the permissions sorted, and the file copied over.
    Try the right click install again.
    Whatever the outcome, then try re-inserting the adaptor.

    If it's all a no go, then that's that I suppose. It'a all I could find on the subject.

    Also please let me know how it goes (it might still work :) )
  5. smu122

    smu122 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32


    I uninstalled all the drivers and registry for the usb adapter, and then reinstalled them incuding the one you provided. So far so good. I boot and reboot without any problems. Thankyou very much for you help, kimsland! :approve:
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Thanks for the update
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