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Mar 8, 2009, 12:40 PM
First off, let me explain the position I am in. I have the newest 13in MacBook with a 2.4Ghz hard drive. I installed Windows Vista on it recently after I got it. Many times while using Vista, all audio would stop and be replaced with crackling sounds. This would continue until I restarted. I tried going to Dell, downloading drivers for the Broadcom 802.11n WiFi Adapters and installing those, but that caused a worse problem. Windows can no longer find any networks, and when I select the Broadcom WiFi Adapters in Device Manager, it says "This device cannot start." and says it's Code 10 or something. Does anyone have any idea how I could fix this?

Thanks in advance for the help.

Mar 8, 2009, 12:57 PM
Try reinstalling the drivers from your OS X install disk. That should fix the issue.

Mar 8, 2009, 01:21 PM
How exactly do I do that? And the WiFi drivers for Vista come on the OS X disc?

I apologize for not knowing anything, I am fairly new to this.

Mar 8, 2009, 07:47 PM
In the OS X installation disc, I can only find printer drivers, and they install on the Mac side of the partition. I don't have the Vista install disc on me, and am not sure where it is. Can anyone help?

Mar 8, 2009, 08:30 PM
Boot into Vista and put in your OS X install disc. Then, if it doesn't autorun, click on the disk under 'Computer' and reinstall the drivers. I'm not sure exactly what it says since I don't want to have to get out my disk and boot into Vista.

Mar 8, 2009, 08:40 PM
When I put in my OS X install disc in Windows Vista, it gives me an option to Remote Install Mac OS X or an option or Share DVDs or CDs. Not sure what to do here. :(

Mar 8, 2009, 09:04 PM
Thanks for all the help 11800506. I found a Boot Camp Setup file on the OS X install disc and ran that. It fixed the Broadcom Network Adapter, and the Vista side of my MacBook is back online. :D

Thanks again for the help 11800506. :D

Mar 9, 2009, 02:51 PM
No problem! Glad you got it working again.