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Windows 7: "Problem with the driver for Wireless Adapter"


28 Jan 2010   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I was really hoping to not have to do a clean install, but unfortunately it's beginning to look that way.


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28 Jan 2010   #22

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Well if all else fails and the Op system or registry is truely messed up than a system restore to before the problem occured should clear it up. Shouldn't need to do a clean install.
Although sfc/scannow command may also fix the problem if it's a file problem.

System Restore
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28 Jan 2010   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I did restore it, to yesterday, before the problem existed, I still have to same problem. And yes, it has ran off this network for the last 6 months or so.
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28 Jan 2010   #24
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I vote for a clean install.
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28 Jan 2010   #25

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MatthewR View Post
Also, why do I have so many tunnel adapters? Should I, or do I need to, get rid of them? If so, how?
You can get rid of them. Under Device Manager, at the top click View then select Show Hidden Devices.

This is what mine looks like:

"Problem with the driver for Wireless Adapter"-device-manager.jpg


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28 Jan 2010   #26

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
I vote for a clean install.
I don't trust those restored images much either but people hate reinstalling so sometimes it's the only option.
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28 Jan 2010   #27

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

I tend to agree with aem and chev65. A clean may be your best bet as unappetizing as it sounds.
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28 Jan 2010   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I'm really looking to avoid the clean install on this one. Also, here's a pic of all my adapters, would you be so kind as to tell me which ones I'd be safe deleting. Thanks. Don't ask as to why or how I have so many, I have no idea. Maybe this is the cause of my problem?


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28 Jan 2010   #29
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Ok do you have any Mobility Client virtual adapters and Microsoft Virtual wifi miniport adapter in device manager?? disabled them. Cos i did my my bogus connections are no longer.
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28 Jan 2010   #30

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Do you have Eset running on your machine? It could be causing these problem for you.

That Eset personal firewall could be a big problem. If you have Eset I would uninstall it.
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