> I have a Toshiba Satellite purchased in 2004 with Windows XP Professional.
> It came with an Atheros 802.11 super G installed. It has been working fine
> out of the box until around August of 2007. At that time it began to show
> the following behavior. On boot, it would display found new device, then a
> "device error" window with the following message. "Windows could not load
> the installer for Net. Contact your hardware vendor." This error also
> occurs when trying to install AOL, or USB wireless adapters, or one in the
> side slot.
> Can anyone explain what Windows is looking for and how to fix the problem.
If you really need the DotNet runtime, then you can download the latest at
this link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
I don't believe it is normal to write device drivers requiring the dotNet
runtime. If it needed the runtime, the device installation media should have
installed it. Did the device come with an installation disk?