View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installed Broadcom STA driver in ubuntu and hardware is not detected on windows

December 16th, 2010, 07:46 PM
Hello all,

I have this wired problem and hope you guys have solution for it.

I have installed ubuntu in my windows vista using wubi. Wireless isn't working in ubuntu, so I have to install Broadcom STA proprietary wireless driver and it works fine in ubuntu. when I reboot into windows, to my shock, hardware isn't been recognised in windows. This is not first time I experienced it. I had same problem when i installed nvidia drivers on another dell precision. Its graphics got screwed and never been recovered. I tried re installing windows but problem still persists. your suggestions are highly appreciable.

December 16th, 2010, 10:00 PM
Try shutting down the machine and leaving it for a few moments before doing a cold boot into Windows. Don't do a warm reboot. Sometimes the wireless firmware doesn't load properly after doing a warm reboot from one OS to the other.

I don't think this would explain your nvidia card issue though.