Fix that nasty (code 12) today. I have the fix.
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Why your Air Card maybe crashing your new laptop. Well if you aren’t very computer savvy then devices that you plug into your computer might throw you for a loop sometimes, such as your USB air card. USB devices and outdated drivers for internal hardware are one of the most common causes for system crashes.
One for sure can be the usb air card because it is trying to use the same resources for a different device that maybe built into your laptop. Hopefully we can resolve that problem right now. Below are a few simple rather and easy steps you can do to resolve this problem.
1. Disconnect any other devices you may have connected to the laptop. Even the mouse if you have a wired or wireless mouse.
2. Open your wireless manager.
3. Plug in your USB air card.
4. Give it a moment to recognize it.
5. Click on start.
6. Find your device manager and click that.
7. Click scan for new plug and play devices at the top of the box right above the devices.
8. Look for your air card device.
9. If you have any one of those air card devices shown for the air card turn up with a exclamation mark, then that is the problem.
10. More than likely you will right click on that and you should see a (code 12) error message.
11. Now that you’ve found that, close everything.
12. Click the tool bar to the bottom right across from start, find the air card device , right click it, click safely remove device.
13. Take the air card out.
14. Do not use that USB slot anymore for your air card.
15. Get down closer and take a look at your laptops USB slots. You need to find one that has no letters beside it. All you should see is the USB symbol and that’s it. Always plug your air card into that USB slot.
This should fix your problem. If not, you can try going to your service provider’s website and down load a fresh install of the service manager. Thanks