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Start-up and shut-down errors after installing a WMP54GS

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by tadwoods, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. tadwoods

    tadwoods Network Guru Member

    I just installed a Wireless-G PCI Adapter with SpeedBooster (model WMP54GS, driver verson on a Dell Dimension E510 running Windows XP Pro. The computer was working fine, but after the installation of this card I now get the following error during start-up just before the desktop appears:

    Linksys Wireless Network Monitor
    Access violation at address "some-hex-address" in module "WMP54Gv4.exe". The memory referenced at "some-hex-address" could not be read.

    And on shut-down I get the following error:

    PCARmDrv.exe - Application Error
    The application failed to initialize properly "some-hex-address". Click OK to terminate the applicatoin.
  2. darthmalak

    darthmalak Network Guru Member

    I'm having similar problems with the USB54G adapter......

    I think the drivers for these USB adapters are extremely bad...

    Most of the times when I boot up, the wireless monitor is just grey and I have no connection. Only unplugging and plugging it again will get me a connection (if I'm lucky).

    I wish linksys would fix their crap drivers...
  3. zojakownith

    zojakownith Guest

    is there a fix for this, im having the exact same problem
  4. Kembond

    Kembond Guest

    Having the same problem, any ideas on this?
  5. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    dont use the client utility. just install the drivers and use the windows wireless configurator and it wont happen anymore.
  6. Paul_K

    Paul_K Guest

    Had the same problem

    I went to the RAWEther web site, to investigate any possible updates, since the version of this driver, as provided by Linksys, is pretty old.
    I found that there are some backwards compatibility issues with the new drivers.

    Also found this:
    RAWEther for Windows Release notes, at:

    PCARmDrv.exe V
    4.) Added new PCARmDrv.EXE program to be used, if necessary, during development to call the Windows NT Service Control Manager to Stop and Remove PCANDIS driver registry entries under certain unusual conditions.

    It sounds like this program isn't supposed to run, under normal conditions, especially at a time when Windows is shutting down everything.

    I renamed the program to PCArmDrv.exe.sav, so it won't run, and haven't seen any adverse effects over the 4-5 days since then.
  7. Asmodeus

    Asmodeus Network Guru Member

    i don't have much of a choice in the matter... i'm stuck until i can get my situation fixed and i'm getting these same errors as well on shutdown... maybe you can help me out...?

  8. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    ur saying you cannot uninstall the linksys utility?
  9. Asmodeus

    Asmodeus Network Guru Member

    who are you speaking to...? me or the group in general...? please use the quote button so there isn't any confusion about who you are addressing... thanks...

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