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Windows 7: Wireless Adapter has stopped working

25 Apr 2016   #1
Pipman3000

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Wireless Adapter has stopped working

I recently did a clean installation of Windows 7 Home Premium on an old laptop of mine. I installed the driver for the wireless adapter and everything started working fine. Now, however, it seems the wireless adapter has stopped working entirely, as in, it's not a driver issue. So far, I've tried reinstalling the drivers, starting windows in safe mode with networking, and then restoring the system to a point where I knew it had been working, and none of these have worked; which leads me to the conclusion that this is a hardware-based issue. So I'm just wondering about what possibilities there are for this sort of problem to exist?


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25 Apr 2016   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Pipman,
stupid questions really, if youve not got any problem devices in device manager,
Have you set the SSID and password?, turned it on

Roy
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25 Apr 2016   #3
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

Have you tried it on another computer?
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25 Apr 2016   #4
Pipman3000

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
Have you tried it on another computer?
What do you mean by it, the adapter?
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25 Apr 2016   #5
Pipman3000

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Pipman,
stupid questions really, if youve not got any problem devices in device manager,
Have you set the SSID and password?, turned it on

Roy
yes to all of those, however regarding the problem devices in device manager, I've already looked them up and the adapter isn't in the list of problem devices.
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25 Apr 2016   #6
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pipman3000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
Have you tried it on another computer?
What do you mean by it, the adapter?
Yes.
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26 Apr 2016   #7
Pipman3000

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No, I have not tried the adapter on another laptop.
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26 Apr 2016   #8
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

Please do so that way we'll know if it is the adapter or your computer.
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06 May 2016   #9
Pipman3000

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well, nothing had changed until recently, my computer blue screened with an error related to a service crashing I believe. After I restarted my computer, my adapter started working again magically. After that, I started using it until just a few minutes ago after leaving my computer alone for a while, it seems my computer crashed again as it had completely shut off and displayed the windows error message that my computer didn't shut down properly and now it has stopped working yet again. Attached to this comment is the zip file from the DM Log Collector. I censored out my username for the sake of anonymity.

EDIT: The wireless adapter now shows up in device manager, but it says that "This device cannot start. (Code 10)"


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File Type: zip TOSHSATLAPTOP-Fri_05_06_2016_172338_42.zip (272.2 KB, 2 views)
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