wireless internet probelm

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Rivolien

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Alright I have had this probelm for a while now, I just dealt with it up until now. I want to fix my wireless internet

I have a HP Dv6000 I got last year with windows XP installed, but clearly stated that my notebook is windows vista capable. After a while my computer started to act a little funny(while i was still running windows XP). Like I had no internet connection at one point wired or wireless. It was saying i had no speakers and a bunch of other things. so i tryed to find the probelm and found that i had a trojan horse, and many other virus so my computer was really screwed up at this point. Luckly I back alot of my stuff up and have other computers i could access at the time to get my drivers, then once i got all the windows vista drivers off of the HP website. I got my windows vista upgrade disc from best buy and reformated it then everything worked perfect, but my computer doesnt even detect my wireless adapter(i flip the switch back and forth but the light stays orange). Now im almost positive that this is not a hardware probelm.

You should also note that i have a Nvidia Nforce Networking Controller which really has alot of probelms but once worked fine Help please.
 

JohnWill

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HP has a utility that loads on their laptops that manages the wireless switch, are you SURE that's loaded for Vista?
 

Rivolien

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im not sure im thinking about reformating and downgrading back to XP but that would be a pain so i dont know i have all the drivers off of HPs website for Hp dv6000 vista and my laptop is windows vista capable so i dont know what im saying is i have no wireless internet at all my notebook doesnt even detect it and my hp wireless assistant or whatever wont even work so any suggestions?
 

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If the wireless card doesn't appear in Device Manager, you might check the BIOS and see if it's enabled.
 

Rivolien

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yes i think its enabled but when i go to the boot order it shows a exclamation mark(!) where it says network adapter should i reformat?
 
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I wouldn't reformat I would just get the correct drivers for it and it should work.
 
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go to the hp website and look for your system in support and drivers
the issue is that the computer some how still has the xp drivers for the
wireless adapter and is requiring for you to put the vista ones in
go to the website and select the modem and place in vista as the os
look for the driver there, download and install it will give you the install manager
that way you wont have to manualy doit.
 

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You're missing the drivers, the previous responses are right on target.
 
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