Why does my Vista machine bluescreen whenever I stick my Verizon or Cingular Wireless Card (Merlin V620, Etc)

April 16th, 2007
by Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)

Thanks to an excellent mention of a man I will name as “Rich”, I give the wonderful resolution to this problem!

For a basic summary of this problem –

If you were to stick a Wireless Card, like a Merlin V620, or the similar kind of PC Cards into your Vista machine, the system would immediately bluescreen.
This is obviously a fairly serious problem if you’d like to use your card in your system!

With the guidance and resolution already experienced by Rich, I offer the following solution!
In Computer Management – Device Manager – find “Smart card readers”

Look for something similar to “Texas Instruments PCI GemCore based SmartCard controller”
Then disable it.

Smart Card Reader

If you do not use the SmartCard reader, then this is not a problem, if you do, certainly there is room for finding another/alternate resolution. Until that time though, I offer this. :)

Let me know if this works for you! Or if you have a better solution ;)

Christopher Kusek

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