A netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED How doyou fix?

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This is a cross post because my original seemed to be a newsgroup that has
nothing by spam and bizarre, infantile, scatological post responses on it:

I have been having this problem since I got the machine, and the COMPAQ HP
outsourced tech workers from India could never identify the problem. A
friend recently helped me find and run system error events and now that my
system is out of warranty, the tech "help" in India wants me to buy a new
warranty so they can  " help"  me identify and fix the problem I had when
the system was under warranty! Yeah, right.   However, they did say the
problem was software and not hardware, and I did buy an extended 3 year
warranty from Staples for the hardware. I have registry mechanic, but it
doesn't seem to fix this problem. I would greatly appreciate help in fixing
this software problem, if it is indeed a software problem.

Symptoms: wireless connection disconnects, while signal is still strong.
Cursor freezes, requires a hard restart. Happens after a few hours.  Intel
Centrino on Presario X1030  with XP SR-2 update.

Thanks in Advance!
Jeff

Event Type:    Error
Event Source:    PSched
Event Category:    None
Event ID:    14103
Date:        7/14/2005
Time:        2:43:29 PM
User:        N/A
 
Description:
QoS [Adapter ]:
The netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED.
    
Explanation
This event record indicates a serious problem.
User Action
Contact your technical support group or the Microsoft Product Support
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Re: A netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED How do you fix?


On Sun, 17 Jul 2005 21:35:34 -0400, Jefferis NoSpamme

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Is this an X1030AP or X1030US?

If I were a suspicious person (which I am), I would ask why it takes
"a few hours" for a software problem to appear.  This reeks of
hardware and overheating.  I don't think it's software.

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OID_Blah are calls to the NDIS driver.  This is the interface between
the operating system and the wireless card.  The call was successful,
but the card did not respond.  Therefore, the most likely culprit is
the wireless card.

My guess(tm) is that you're overheating something.  It might be the
wireless card, but I can't tell from here.  The first thing to do is
get some canned air and blow out the fan intake and exhaust area from
the usual accumulation of dirt and dust.  

Remove the wireless card.  That's easy as it's accessible through a
door on the bottom of the unit.  Be VERY careful with the two u-FL
antenna connectors.  They break easily.  What you are looking for is
obvious damage, dirt, and improper seating in the connector.  I could
not determine the make and model, but such wireless cards are commonly
available on eBay.  Just buy or borrow a spare and see if it fixes the
problem.  Also, try running the unit with the cover off the wireless
Mini-PCI slot to temporarily improve its cooling.  If that "fixes" the
problem, it's an overheated card.  It's probably NOT the card that's
causing the heating, but whatever is directly above the card (i.e.
CPU).

If you're mechanically declined, disassemble the unit.  Instructions
are here:
  http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00072544.pdf
HP/Compaq laptops are not easy to work with.  If you have a digital
camera, take photos as you go along, so you have a chance at
re-assembly.  What you are looking for is dirt, dust, and loose screws
holding down the heat sinks attached to the major heat generating
components.  There may be as many as 4 fans in some units.

Also, I suggest you download and run Memtest86 ver 3.2:
  http://www.memtest86.com
If you don't have a floppish drive, download the bootable cdrom image.
Boot and run the test overnight.  If there are any errors of any type
in the CPU, motherboard, and memory, this will usually display
something.  It's very possible that the error has nothing to do with
the wireless card and some other hardware issue.  If you do get
errors, try the test again with the wireless card removed.


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Re: A netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED Howdo you fix?


Thanks for the help Jeff,
This is an X1030US and the problem appeared both when running under native
Windows wireless and the Intel Proset for the wireless internal card. Would
a PCMCIA  Card in the slot be able to check the problem? I.e., if the
problem doesn't occur with the PCMCIA Card, then that isolates at least the
internal hardware ?

I am printing out your email for further review and testing. I suspected it
might be a hardware problem. No amount of tech help from india would have
solved it :-(

Jeff

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Re: A netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED How do you fix?


On Sun, 17 Jul 2005 23:42:17 -0400, Jefferis NoSpamme

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Well, they both use the same NDIS 5 driver, so changing the
configuration program doesn't really identify the source.

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No, it won't identify the culprit, but it might circumvent the
problem.  If it really is a hardware issue involving the MiniPCI
wireless card, then replaceing the card *MIGHT* offer a solution.  If
you have a different PCMCIA wireless card, I suggest that you:
  1.  Uninstall the Intel Proset Drivers for your existing card.
  2.  Physically remove the MiniPCI Intel wireless card.
  3.  Install the replacement wireless PCMCIA card and drivers.
I would suggest replacement with another MiniPCI wireless card,
instead of a PCMCIA card, but it might be fun to try it, especially if
you have one.

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Well, sorta.  If you get good reliable wireless connectivity with a
PCMCIA card, with the internal MiniPCI card removed, then you are
fairly sure it's either the MiniPCI card driver or hardware.  Yeah,
methinks it's worth the effort trying.

However, my best guess(tm) is still based on dirt and overheating.
I've seen it all too often.  Blow the vents and fans out anyway.  Make
sure the cooling system actually works.  Look for overheating (extra
hot exhaust air).  Removeing the keyboard to expose the fans and
internals isn't too awful.

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Don't be so hard on India.  Their personnel are restricted to
providing guesses based solely what can be found on the HP web pile.
For most issues, this is probably adequate.  No way are they going to
refer you to a mailing list, newsgroup, blog, or web pile, that might
have clues as to the cause of your problem.  I've pushed for the
ability for support organizations to do this, but have been blocked by
the pontential compensatory and liability issues.  In addition,
support personnel often have little experience with the actual
hardware as it is often necessary to get one's hands dirty in order to
supply intelligent answers and direction.


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Re: A netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED Howdo you fix?


Thanks again Jeff,



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But I was assured it was a "software" problem that could be fixed by tech
support, if I only paid for an extended tech help warranty.
:-(  
What I've found is that they really don't know what they are talking about
either in a software situation or a hardware one.  Apple tech has always
been great, by contrast.

Jeff


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Re: A netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED How do you fix?


On Mon, 18 Jul 2005 08:26:52 -0400, Jefferis NoSpamme

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I wrote this about 15 years ago:

I am tech support, and I know it all.
I anxiously wait for your latest call.
You've only to play, the game of voice mail,
I'll be there shortly, I'm working my tail.
Now tell me your problem, and what did you do?
This cannot have happened.  I haven't a clue.
I may have the answer, though it's slightly late,
Just buy the next version, release, or update.
Next, tell me your problem, no matter how small,
I am tech support, and I know it all...

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Of course.  Apple will only support a 100% pure Apple environment.  If
you want to see the same effect, call Apple with a WEP key
compatibility issue on an Airport base station using non-Apple client
radios.  As for wonderful service, Apple has had their share of
non-replaceable IPod batteries, overheating power supplies, flakey
connectors, Powebook hinges that break, unobtainable parts, and
overpriced repairs.  Of course, all problems can be solved by simply
purchasing Applecare.



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Re: A netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED Howdo you fix?


 


On 7/18/05 12:50 AM, in article hnbmd19bq01ie4317s66k8g5bi23egcca7@4ax.com,

Hi Jeff,
Does the memtest-86 keep running indefinitely?  It has run all night and
Passed 22 without errors, through test #6, but it doesn't say how many tests
in total it will do...

Thanks

Jeff
 
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Re: A netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED How do you fix?


On Mon, 18 Jul 2005 08:38:19 -0400, Jefferis NoSpamme

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Yes.  It goes on and on forever until stopped.  It's safe to just
punch reset or kill the power.  22 passes is more than sufficient to
demonstrate that there are no memory, CPU, and motherboard issues.
There are some options to do a "complete" test, but I've found this to
be un-necessary.  If you have a possible memory error that shows up in
a few hours, running it overnight will usually show something.  

That being said, I was dealing with erratic problems on a Toughbook
M34 that was eventually traced to an incompatible SODRAM stick.  It
would pass Memtest86 running over a weekend, but would still blue
screen the machine after a few hours.  Therefore, it seems that
Memtest86 isn't infallible, but it's the best I can offer.


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Re: A netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED Howdo you fix?


Thanks, So the problem may still be dust or the wireless card itself - i.e.,
hardware related? But the CPU is probably clear... That is good isolation.
Got to go to the store and get canned air... As the next step.
Jeff


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Re: A netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED Howdo you fix? UPDATE


I don't know if this is related, but my wife just turned on the TV in the
next room and I dropped my wireless signal and computer froze [ XP not my
mac]. My Cable modem is same cable as cable TV, although the wall port is in
a different location. My TV interferes with wireless signal, and computer
freezes?
 A friend replies:
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internet connection is over same cable

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the pole.
condition

so software and not hardware?
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as a driver problem, but the wireless interface card could actually be the root
cause.
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Any thoughts?

Jeff


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Re: A netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED How do you fix? UPDATE


On Tue, 19 Jul 2005 10:23:57 -0400, Jefferis NoSpamme

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Coincidence.  I don't think there's any connection.  The only way I
can visualize there could be a connection is if the TV were generating
some manner of signal that was affecting the wireless, not the cable
modem.  Were this the case, I would have expected more frequent hangs.
Just unplug the cable modem coax cable, and see if you get a similar
hang.  Methinks, it's improbable.  

How long was the computer turned on before the TV allegedly killed it?
The key to this exercise are two factoids.  It takes several hours for
it to hang.  The wireless driver aparently goes comatose just before
it dies.  Both of these point to hardware issues.  If there really is
a hardware problem, then almost any power line disturbance (such as
turning on the TV) might generate enough of a glitch to hang the
machine.  If so, it's probably repeatable.  Try it.

Methink you're fishing for probable causes other than hardware.  It
would be nice if it were software, interference, the TV, or mystic
influence.  These are unlikely.  I've asked several questions and
recommended proceedures that revolve around identifying the cause as
either overheating or a flakey wireless card.  You've supplied no
additional information as to whether overheating seems to be an issue
(i.e. fan doesn't work or blows rather hot air).  You've made no
attempt to see if it does NOT hang without the wireless card and using
a LAN connection.  I suspect you've exhausted the driver
reinstallation angle.  You've supplied no history so I can't tell if
this is an OEM problem or if something has failed.  You had a good
idea by substituting a PCMCIA wireless card, but apparently have done
nothing with it.  You've run the memory and CPU test, which do NOT
involve the wireless card in any way.  From here, it looks like you're
"dancing" around the problem.  Perhaps it might be best if you list
those things that you know are NOT a problem.  I think you'll find
overheating and the wirless card are left when you're done.

If you don't feel confident that you can deal with hardware issues, I
suggest you find a local repair person who can help or advise.  I can
only guess(tm) from here.

Drivel:  One of my friends is a programmer.  He called for help with
some weird video problem.  I smelled hardware and suggested he buy a
replacement video card.  No way.  A week later, he's rewriting the
video driver and reverse engineering the bios.  I arrive and find him
running a debugger on something.  30 minutes later, I installed a $35
replacement video card, new drivers, and it was fixed.  We all tend to
look for problems and solutions first in our area of expertise.



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Re: A netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED Howdo you fix? UPDATE


Hi Jeff,
I am on my way to get compressed air this afternoon, so that was the next
step. I haven't been out since I started the process. I do remember however
that I never had the crash when connected via ethernet cable. This may sound
lame, but I don't know if I have ever heard the fan on the X1030.  I lift it
to my ears,   but there is no sound from it. The fan is not spinning   from
visual inspection from the bottom. However, while it does feels warm near
the ram panel, the computer does not feel exceptionally hot. Usually, I am
not accessing the hard drive for web monitoring I do, since all the data
seems to feed directly to active RAM. I do hear the whirr when saving data
and accessing the HD but I always assumed that was the drive itself and not
the fan...   I am trying to do activities that will force the fan to work
but I am not seeming to have any luck.

DrWatson is not tracking any errors or writing to disk when these freezes
occur.

 I don't have an extra PCMCIA card, so I will have to buy one to do the
test, which I hesitated to do, since ahem... If it is hardware related, it
is under extended warranty :-(  and the repair should be free, IF I can
convince them that I have narrowed it to hardware. The problem with
intermittent problems is that they don't show up for tech support when you
want them to!

  I have reinstalled software drivers with updates several times.

Any command prompt to force the fan to go into overdrive?

Jeff




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Re: A netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED How do you fix? UPDATE


On Tue, 19 Jul 2005 12:33:38 -0400, Jefferis NoSpamme

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It's a very big fan located on the back right of the unit.   You
should hear it when it runs or at least feel the hot air exhaust.  The
PDF file I suggested you download shows the exact location.  There
might be other fans on the back.

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I've dealt with other similar Compaq laptops (sorry, forgot the model)
that would not work with more than one RAM chip due to overheating.
You might wanna remove the cover on the ram chips and see just how hot
they really are running, or if the area around the ram chips are doing
the heating.  I don't think this is the problem, but I'm curious.
Also, running most laptops flat on the table without any airflow under
the laptop, or worse, on a foam pad, will cause problems and possibly
overheating.  Methinks your x1030 is a 1.4Ghz Pentium M, which does
not get anywhere near as hot as the current crop of 3GHz laptops.

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Play a video DVD on the laptop.  That beats the hell out the CPU and
should get it's attention.  You may also wanna play with the power
management settings.  Set them for "maximum performance" which is the
same as flat out.  My guess(tm) is if it's the wireless card, it will
hang more often and quicker.  It's difficult to convince a Pentium M
processor to waste power, but not impossible.

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I think you have enough evidence to request a replacement wireless
card.  It's not going to hang unless the wireless is in use.  That's
why I wanted you to verify that it works normally for extended periods
with the MiniPCI wireless card physically removed.  If it does, then
it's highly likely (but not guaranteed) that the card is defective.  

If defective, you have the option of just buying one on eBay and
getting on with life, or doing battle with the warranty people.
Unlike defective motherboard failures, this one is an easy plug-n-play
$20-$30 replacement.

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Microsoft slogan.  What to you want to reinstall today?

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Nope.  I use a DVD video to beat up on the processor.


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Re: A netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED Howdo you fix? UPDATE


Thanks for the advice. I found some articles on running fan checks with
scripts, but they are not found on my system:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/tulloch_pc_health.m
spx

C:\\>cscript c:\\scripts\\fan.vbs
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.6
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 1996-2001. All rights reserved.
Active Cooling: True
Availability: 3
Device ID: root\\cimv2 0
Name: Cooling Device
Status Information: 2

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/scripts/hardware/basic/hwbavb1
1.mspx
And I saved this code, but can't seem to run it either:
Script Code
On Error Resume Next

strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
    & "!\\\\" & strComputer & "\\root\\cimv2")

Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_Fan")

For Each objItem in colItems
    Wscript.Echo "Active Cooling: " & objItem.ActiveCooling
    Wscript.Echo "Availability: " & objItem.Availability
    Wscript.Echo "Device ID: " & objItem.DeviceID
    Wscript.Echo "Name: " & objItem.Name
    Wscript.Echo "Status Information: " & objItem.StatusInfo
    Wscript.Echo
Next

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Re: A netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED Howdo you fix? UPDATE


Dang, DVD playing but fan does not kick in. Feels hot near ram case, but
nowhere else. Wonder if I have a dead fan
jeff


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Re: A netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED How do you fix? UPDATE


On Tue, 19 Jul 2005 13:48:23 -0400, Jefferis NoSpamme

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It won't be the last time someone forgot to plug in the CPU fan.  I
hate to admit that I've done this a few times, but it's the last thing
that gets done before putting the keyboard back and it tends to be
overlooked.

When you first power on the unit, the BIOS is suppose to run the fan a
full blast for about 1/2 second.  The idea is to break loose any crud,
loosen the bearing, etc.  It's like that on almost all laptops I've
seen.  The fan doesn't run for very long, but you will certainly hear
it run, or feel the exhaust air.  Note that it's when powered on, not
when recovering from standby or after a reboot.

Also, get the can of compressed air and do your thing.  You should
hear the squirrel cage fan spinning when you hit it with air.  

Also, the CMOS setup often has a status page that displays cpu
temperature and fan speeds.  No clue on this laptop, but it's worth
looking.

Also, it takes some time for the DVD to burn enough CPU cycles to get
the Pentium M hot.  At 1.4Ghz, my astute guess is about 5 minutes.
Give it time.

So much for topic drift and wireless troubleshooting.


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Re: A netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED Howdo you fix? UPDATE


Hi Jeff,
Can't help the drift. :-) but appreciate the straight answers. I asked these
questions on an appropriate list and all I got back was expletive deleted
screed about all sorts of off topic and unrelated things I might do to
bodily orifices.

The fan does kick on when booting, so it is plugged in, however 10 minutes
of saving private ryan still did not cause it to kick in.

 I got the compressed air and will do some disassembly. And a friend is
going to lend me a spare Wireless Card tomorrow. When I stopped into
Staples, the manager said that the freeze sounds like what happens when the
computer overheats. Not sure why it didn't do that for Ethernet connections,
but perhaps the wireless card is more sensitive. DrWatson is not logging
errors, so it is deeper than system lockups I guess.
If I find out anything, I'll post a followup.

Jeff

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Re: A netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED Howdo you fix? UPDATE


Hi Jeff,
Well, I pulled apart the various panels, used compressed gas, fan spins
easily and everything seems normal, though I rarely seem to hear the fan
kick on aside from startup. I angled the laptop so underside is not on a
flat surface, and with no TV or radio interference, the computer again lost
wireless signal and froze. Dr. Watson detects no faults.

I tried to test the system with a Netgear  MA401b card, but from my previous
post on another thread, I cannot get the dang thing to work with my system.
The card does not see the wireless B broadcast at all. So I can't test a
work around with that card.
I talked with the Staples manager [by no means a tech wizard] but he said
that the freeze sounds like an overheat shutdown. But my question is why if,
once I reboot, the computer will again operate for hours without another
freeze?  If it were too hot, it would likely be too hot after an immediate
reboot.

Computer may be under warranty, but trying to convince them I have a
hardware problem may be pushing a rock uphill.

Jeff

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Re: A netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED ?UPDATE


I talked with HP live chat and they recommended reinstalling original
Windows drivers from the install disk. I deleted the Intel Proset driver and
reinstalled the WIN driver for the wireless card. Yesterday I had a lost
signal but I did not get the system wide computer freeze as was common. Will
run for a while on the Win driver and see if the freeze problem stays gone.
Jeff


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Re: A netcard driver failed the query for OID_GEN_LINK_SPEED ? UPDATE


On Fri, 22 Jul 2005 09:58:43 -0400, Jefferis NoSpamme

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I thought you've replaced the driver several times?  Intel has some
unresolved problems with their 2200BG Proset drivers.  The wireless
connection slows down after a while.  No complaints about hanging the
computer.  See:
|  http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=11402&page=1&pp=10
for a long discussion on the problem.  I don't know whether it related
to your specific hanging problem.  To the best of my knowledge, the
issue is unresolved.

At this point, I suspect the issue can't be resolved.  You might want
to look into a different MiniPCI card from a different manufactory
(Atheros or Broadcom based chipset).


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