I recently managed to revive an antique Pentium 4 PC with the following specs:
- Pentium 4 Northwood 2.0 GHz
- ASUS P4SE mainboard (SiS 645 chipset)
- nVidia GeForce4 Ti-4200
- 1 GB DDR-400 RAM (Transcend)
- Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live! DE 5.1 SE
- TP-Link TL-WN951N PCI Wireless NIC (Atheros AR5008 Controller)
- Windows XP Pro SP3
It works great for what it's intended (allowing guests to browse the Internet, edit and send documents, etc.). But, it would BSOD if I try to hibernate it, right after the screen that reads "Preparing to hibernate..." After disabling each and every single hardware in Device Manager, I can tell that the culprit is the wireless NIC because the computer can hibernate and wake up smoothly if said device is disabled. Installing latest available driver doesn't seem to have improved anything.
What can I do to fix this problem? Or, at least as a temporary workaround, does anyone know of a script that enables and disables a device so that users don't have to do it manually?