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19-May-2012, 09:04 PM #1
Atheros Wireless Will Not Turn on
I have a Toshiba laptop, when I turned it on today I had a BSOD with an error related to Logitech driver. Uninstalled the Logitech driver and all was well, except that I no longer had wireless access. The system implies that the wireless adapter is not functioning.

Pressing FN-F8 does not turn anything on or off. I've updated to the latest driver from Toshiba.

I have no idea what to do next. And my desktop computer, as of this morning, no longer recognizes its hard drive. Not a good day technologically.

This is the laptop sysinfo
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.40GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 702 Mb
Graphics Card: MOBILITY RADEON 9000 IGP, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 38154 MB, Free - 13780 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, HBT10
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
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19-May-2012, 09:26 PM #2
Are you trying to use an integrated wireless adapter? If so, is it switched on?
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19-May-2012, 09:33 PM #3
Terry,
yes, it is integrated.
Fn-F8 is the on/off 'switch", i don't know of any hardware-based switch other than that.
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19-May-2012, 09:41 PM #4
I just looked on the Toshiba site and FOUND A PHYSICAL SWITCH! Wahoo!! why didn't I know that was there. thank you for urging me to check.
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19-May-2012, 10:33 PM #5
You're welcome.

The switch is low (hard to see) on the front, right?

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