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opening lid of dell laptop after sleep cancels wifi connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by starnelka, Nov 29, 2011.

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  1. starnelka

    starnelka Thread Starter

    Dec 3, 2008
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    This side of computing is a complete mystery to me so I hope someone can help. Up until recently when I've closed the lip of my Dell Inspiron 1720 it goes to sleep and re-awakes when I open it. That's fine, that's what I want. However, now when I open the lid again my connection has gone - it's shown as a circular orange flash on the taskbar - and won't return until I close down and start up again. I've looked in Control Panel and Windows tells me that two drivers are causing a problem:

    nVidia Windows kernel Mode driver, version 270.61
    USB Mass Storage. (This is most probably the LaCie external hard drive but I'm not totally sure.)

    I use FF, my OS is Win7 and I have Malwarebytes and Avast.

    If someone needs me to show a screenshot or needs to know anything else please tell me how and where to look, preferably in words of one syllable! Like I said I know nothing about the inner workings of a pc.
    Many thanks.
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