Broadcom WiFi Adapters Cannot Start

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Aeroalon, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
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    Try reinstalling the drivers from your OS X install disk. That should fix the issue.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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. :(
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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
     
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