WIreless Card Not Reading? HELP!

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theempiric

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My laptop's wireless card just stopped reading.

Under Device Manager, it only lists two, instead of the 3 before.
1. 1394 Net Adapter
2. Nvidia nForce Networking Controller

I have tried installing: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=ob-45290-1

It wants to install to: c:\SWSetup\SP34152A , and when I say next it says "Replace alll" etc. Once I replace all, after the install, nothing happens, nothing changes.


SOMEONE PLEASE HELP! I have tried reformatting the computer, and restoring it to previous times, it still doesnt work.

MY SPECS:
Compaq Presario V3000
XP Pro
x86 Family 15 Model 72 Stepping AuthenticAMD ~1808mhz
1G Ram

HELPPPP :(
 

TerryNet

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Are there any errors or warnings or unknown devices in Device Manager?

The wireless adapter may have become disabled in the BIOS (Setup), or loose, or failed.
 

JohnWill

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Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc

Please respond to all the following steps.

  1. Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
  2. Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
  3. Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?



Let's see this as well.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

TerryNet

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I repeat:

The wireless adapter may have become disabled in the BIOS (Setup), or loose, or failed.
You can enter the BIOS and look around there, right? Unplug the PC and remove the battery and the mini-PC cover and check for looseness.
 

theempiric

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Nothing seemed loose.

My batterypack however will not eject? Its like stuck, the lever or whatever just wont unlock it.

I found something that said Broadcom on it when I unscrewed one of the compartments. I checked, it didnt seem loose at all.
 

TerryNet

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I don't know about your model, but I remember difficulty removing a battery from a Compaq. It had two catches and you almost needed three hands.

Did you check the BIOS? An adapter somehow getting disabled is rare, but worth a look.
 

theempiric

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I figured out how to run a BIOS check (i think? i pushed f10 at startup and found something that said BIOS and i said RUN?)

Anyways, Everything passed.
so
I start my computer, and it crashes. Try it again, it crashes. Try it on Safe Mode, crashes. Try it on Last Settings that Worked, crashes.
so
I wait 10 minutes, try it on Last Settings that Worked, it starts up. And an installer comes on the bottom right next to the clock. Says found new Broadcom Device, then it says Device is ready to use, and up pops my long lost wireless networks detected.
so
I restart my computer. AND THERE IS ONCE AGAIN, NO WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION OR DEVICE UNDER DEVICE MANAGER....

 

JohnWill

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theempiric, I've removed the profanity from your post. I suggest a reading of the TSG Rules, this is a family forum and that's not allowed.
 
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