If I leave my Belkin F8T017 adapter in its USB port my pc freezes on startup at the Windows XP Home screen and I have to manually switch the pc off and restart with it removed. I have tried uninstallling the Widcomm software using Revo Uninstaller to remove all remnants but there is no difference on reinstalling - even if I stop my antivirus, firewall, anti-spyware and wireless connection before install. Another pc I have borrowed running XP Pro has no problem with the adapter being left in. Any ideas what can be causing this small but annoying glitch? The Belkin support people have not come up with any cure so far, and I have the latest drivers etc.
Tried that, mfletch, but no joy. Also tried uninstalling all the software again using Revo then reinstalling from CD without plugging in the adapter when prompted, restarting and then plugging in the adapter.....still no joy. Latest message from Belkin Support today is to try upgrading the USB Host controllers of the computer. Checked for updated drivers for host controllers using Device Manager but none available.
Latest simplistic advice from Belkin support (in India, I presume by the names) was to start pc with adapter disconnected as it a "hard drive", to check I have enough "space on my pc" and to disable Windows firewall - despite me already telling them I had disabled all security features and the problem persists. Glad I don't have any other Belkin products giving me more serious problems! Tried starting Windows in Safe Mode, but got to line ending in ...\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\Mup.sys before it froze. Anyone any idea how to suss out what the conflict is?
Searched for Mup.sys and got lots of threads about BIOS problems. Judging by this click here my BIOS (Phoenix Award BIOS V6.0 PG 31 May 2005) is in need of an update! At startup I also see "W7125NMS V1.4B6 053105 13.36.59" Does this mean I have a Beta version of 1.5?