Help! The drivers aren't working!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Fenris, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. Fenris macrumors newbie

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    I recently purchased a new Macbook Pro. I love it. Its possibly the best computer I have ever owned. However, to say windows is flawed on my laptop would be putting it lightly. I have 3 main problems:

    1- Biggest problem- the Airport wireless card doesnt work with windows. Whenever I install the driver for it, i get this message, "there was a problem installing the driver....Code 10....This device cannot start." Of course, I used the drivers disc Boot Camp made for me, but that didnt work, and I have used the driver I found on this forum, and that didnt work.

    2- The headphones jack doesnt work, and there is a red light that continuously shines out of it. This is the headphones jack with the little headphones icon next to it, NOT the input jack.

    3- Half Life 2 crashes all the time. It looks beatiful, but it crashes almost every other time.

    Please help me. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. ahuman7341 macrumors regular

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    This is covered in the Boot Camp documentation. What you're seeing is normal behaviour.
     
  4. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    The red light coming from the headphone jack is normal behavior according to Apple. What's not normal is your Windows partition. Are you even using SP2? I'd recommend deleting the partition and reinstalling Windows. ;) Don't bother with any activation crap, say you'll activate later, and pop that cd in and run it.
     
  5. Fenris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, i am definately running SP2. Sorry, I should have mentioned that I have done everything by the book according to Apple and Boot Camp. I have already tried deleting the partition and reinstalling it to no avail. The problems still persist. Thank you for telling me about the red light. I must have missed that somehow.
     
  6. Fenris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So does anybody know what this means, and anything i can do to fix it- "there was a problem installing the drivers. This device cannot start (code 10)"?

    Every time I try install the driver for the wireless card, whether the driver came from the drivers disc made by Boot Camp, or from the drivers posted on this forum, I get that message. Why does my device "not start" and what does "this device cannot start" mean?

    Again, Thanks for all your help and suggestions.
     
  7. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Hmm, you'd actually have to contact Microsoft for that, seeing as that's Microsoft's issue more than it's Apple's. :)
     
  8. Fenris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, but has anybody else have this problem? Another thing I should have mentioned earlier is that I bought the laptop in Japan. The wireless card according to the device manager is, "atheros 5006x."

    Thanks for the help.
     
  9. Fenris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, well I just downloaded the newest firmware update that Apple released a couple of days ago, deleted the windows partition, repartitioned it, and then reinstalled windows xp, used the Bootcamp drivers disc, then used the drivers posted on this forum and the wireless card is still not working in windows. I still get the "code 10- this device cannot start" message. I am so frustrated...I can't express it without being obscene. I think anyone who sells an Intel Mac and mentions that windows xp can run on it with no problems, should be taken to court.

    Please help.
     

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