Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: NIC probs after reassembling laptop

11 Jul 2012   #1
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
NIC probs after reassembling laptop

Compaq Presario CQ60 salvaged from trash to practice repasting the processor and try breaking down and reassembling laptop.

Works great at reboot except NIC card will not start itself but requires pressing the wireless button to start it manually every time.

Have switched leads, cleaned contacts, reseated several times. Network is set to start automatically but won't since no device is starting with computer to do so.

Reinstalled to a test partition to see if that would solve it but it appears its hardware prob. Anyone seen this before?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
11 Jul 2012   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

Seems there are several models of the CQ60 such as CQ60-215DX, CQ60-417DX.
Do you know the full model #?

Did you look in bios for a setting to enable/disable this?
Did you reset bios to default after re-assembling the laptop?

I found this in a Wireless User Guide:
Quote:
A wireless device can be turned on or off using the Wireless Assistant software. If a wireless device is disabled by the Setup Utility, it must be reenabled by the Setup Utility before it can be turned on or off using Wireless Assistant.
Source: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01487709.pdf
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jul 2012   #3
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Looking for BIOS setting for this sounds like a good idea to me too. I have very limited laptop experience, but I can say that my ACER laptop remembers what state the WIFI and Bluetooth are left in. I don't use the Bluetooth and turned it off with the keyboard button. It stays off on a reboot. Same deal with the WIFI adapter, if it was on when I turned the laptop off, its on when I power up again. I don't remember seeing a BIOS option for this, but that doesn't mean there isn't one or that you don't have one. The only other thing I can think of to check is the Windows Power options to see if its maybe being put in power saving mode.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Jul 2012   #4
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

If the above doesn't work, try updating the BIOS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jul 2012   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Seen it before on an Acer laptop a friend had. I never figured out exactly why it did it, but the BIOS would be the place to look.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jul 2012   #6
Kevin Ismail

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Additionally, though this is our very basic knowledge, but need to check the BIOS RTC, just to make sure if your CMOS battery is still good to go. I can only guest like your BIOS setup revert to any default value (disabled).

If it is still good, then ignore me
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jul 2012   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Presario CQ60-215DX.

Reset BIOS several times. Updated to latest BIOS version. No LAN listings in BIOS at all except for Network Boot.

No Wireless Asst. installed. This is a Clean Reinstall of Vista, now Dual Booted with a test partition for Win7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jul 2012   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
 
 

Is this setting in your setup, and did you try changing it?

LAN Power Saving (select models only) Enable/disable LAN Power Saving. When enabled, saves power when the computer is in DC mode
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01662442.pdf

Looks like you can download a "HP Wireless Assistant" utility...see if that might help.?
Software & Driver Downloads Compaq Presario CQ60-215DX Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jul 2012   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Hi David, and thanks -

No LAN power setting in BIOS.

I don't remember ever installing HP Wireless assistant, only uninstalling it. But I'll try it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jul 2012   #10
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Regular battery working OK? Power pack always plugged in? maybe its something that needs constant power to remember its state. If the laptop has no battery, or the battery is no good, and your unplugging the power pack when its off. The complete lose of power may make it toggle off. Grasping at straws a bit now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 NIC probs after reassembling laptop




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Crashing after reassembling Laptop
Having Problem with windows, i just got it back after repair, before sending it for repair , i toke out hard drive and used it in a different laptop for 2 weeks, But after putting it back to repaired laptop all the Microsoft Windows are crashing , when i try to open up video in wmp it crashes...
General Discussion
2 small probs
hi, i have 2 small problems : my download speed is 50-60 kb/s so it takes like 60 hours to download 7 gb files prob 1: i leave pc downloading overnight - once i woke up finding bitcomet (the program that was downloading) closed - another time firefox (program that was downloading downloading )...
General Discussion
Are there any probs with BFBC 2?
i was going to buy this game but i saw on my mates pc the graphics wernt to good for a new game breaking up abit and that mouse was not working as it should, is this just a bug or are there any more probs with the game?
Gaming
Download probs from XP to Win 7
I have an incredibly wierd issue with file sharing from a win xp Home SP3 machine and my brand new Vaio laptop. The laptop is wirelessly connected via an oldish Netgear Dg834 wifi router, whilst the XP desktop is connected to an ethernet port on this router. The problem I am having is that...
Network & Sharing
IDE HDD probs.
Hi 7forum, sorry if this has been posted before, i searched but couldnt find anything similar... I have 2 IDE HDD's, 1 system drive and the other in 2 partitions for backup. The problem i have is they are not constantly active, il go into a directory and the HDD will make a "vvvvt - click"...
Performance & Maintenance


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:21.
Twitter Facebook Google+