I'm sorry if I was wasn't able to respond for a couple of days, but I admit that I was so utterly irrelevant in regards to my comments as I wasn't being 100% clear enough. Here's what I can try to explain as much as possible.
1. What exactly happened after booting with the PCMCIA slot empty?
Windows NT 4.0 booted as usual after I pressed CTRL-ALT-DELETE to login. However, with no PCMCIA wifi card, I couldn't go online and browse the Google mainpage.
2. What exactly happened after boot with the PCMCIA slot with the card inserted?
Moments after I pressed CTRL-ALT-DELETE to try to login, Windows NT 4.0 crashed with a BSOD STOP error 0x1E (KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED) referencing to NTOSKRL.EXE.
3. What exact version of the drivers that I'm using?
The driver is officially identifed as "Instant Wireless Network PC Card V2.5" with the driver files found in the WinNT40 directory on the Linksys WPC11 CD.
4. What exact version/type of card do I have?
The version of the Type II PCMCIA card driver is version 1.3, dated 27 December 2001, available for WinCE, Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000 and XP as well as Linux. On the back of the PCMCIA card, the MAC address is 000625AA59EB and as for the serial number, it doesn't even say.
The page describing the Linksys WPC11 v2.5 driver can be found in these pages:
5. So, what exactly happened after the BSOD went away?
Immediately after BSOD, I had to unplug the PCMCIA card and restart the computer via a cold boot. After Windows NT 4.0 rebooted, I have to apply the KB835732 update (http://www.microsoft...ls.aspx?id=6102
). After applying the update, the NTOSKRNL.EXE kernel was updated and the STOP error went away. I can plug in the WiFi card into the PCMCIA slot without problems now.
However, Windows NT 4.0 is much less
user friendly than Windows 95. It has no plug-and-play support and you're gonna have to do the following in order to insert the PCMCIA card:
A. Turn off the computer.
B. Reboot into the boot menu if there is more than one operating system installed.
C. Reboot and press the Space Bar to invoke the Hardware Profile menu.
I sure hope that this is enough information, but if my comments are still overwhelmingly irrelevant, I honestly don't know what to tell you.
I will explain more what updates to install if you are planning to reinstall Windows NT 4.0 either in a virtual machine or on a real PC.