No WiFi Recognized (disappeared After Failed Install)
Feb 13, 2014
I have an Alienware 18. Today tried updated to windows 8.1, it failed on the first try, stopping at 83% after rebooting and almost finishing the installation. I retried installing, it did the same thing, however, this time (i accepted my defeat) when signing back in, my wifi was not recognized. It won't recognize any networks (mine nor other neighbors).
It did not do this on the first failed installation. Also, I have tried re-installing old drivers (the old broadcam one), I have tried re-booting my computer, I have tried executing certain files in the command prompt(from something I read I do not completely remember).
Could it possibly be an MSI file missing? But this is really aggravating as I have a very nice new computer and windows has screwed up my wifi recognition within it. I also have tried updating drivers from the drivers website, etc.
I work at a hotel, and we are having issues with our public computer (Acer Aspire XC-603G desktop) connecting to the internet. As it seemed like an issue in the wall, I decided the easiest way to fix it would be to buy a wifi USB adapter (NETGEAR N300) and just use that instead. However, when I try to install the driver from the included CD, it keeps giving me an "access is denied" error.
The account I'm using says it has administrator privileges, though that's been giving me issues as well. The person who initially set up the computer only set up one account, which anyone could use. I added another, gave it the administrator rights, and removed them from the original. However, even though it says the new account is an administrator account, messages often pop up and say that I can't do what I'm trying to do because I only have standard privileges.
I have a flash drive that I previously used in public computer lab (where many viruses linger) the other day to do my work. As I got home, the flash drive isn't working anymore, saying "USB Device not Recognized". I also noticed that it really took me a while to finally, safely remove it from the computer lab's PC. So I actually wonder if it actually removed my flash drive properly.
On Device Manager, it says "Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)".On the Properties, the device status says "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43) -- A request for the USB device descriptor failed."
My flash drive is a Kingston Flash Drive DataTraveler (DT100) 16GB, and my PC is running on Windows 8.1.
Things I have tried:
- Shut down my PC, unplugged power and removed battery, waited for a while, booted my PC and try plugging in again.
- On Device Manager, uninstalled it and scanned for hardware changes, it still returns as "Unknown USB Device".
- On Device Manager, I clicked "Update Driver Software..." and it returns me a message saying "The best driver software for your device is already installed".
- Unfortunately, when I visited Kingston's website to check if there is driver for this specific flash drive, there isn't any... "There are no downloads or drivers available for this product".
- Used Windows 8's Troubleshooting tool. It only detected my problem, but was unable to fix it.
- I also tried plugging it to other devices that are running on Windows XP, Vista and 7, none does any better.
Windows 8.1, Broadcom 802.11n network card&driver,
My computer stopped recognizing the wireless networks at my university - oddly enough, some other networks elsewhere can be found (although I cannot test if I can actually connect to them, since they are passworded/not mine).
I followed the 3 steps of Network Posting Tips
Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector showed nothing: Connection - Broadcom 802.11n network card - NA, everything under Wireless and Addresses also NA. No networks.
I want to install a multi-boot W 8 / android and I've already boot on "android-x 86-4.2-20121225" (without install) with my W 700 but the wi-fi is not recognized. how to find a version of android who recognized the wi-fi card of W 700?
I got this Gateway this last year, and in the "store" it says to upgrade to 8.1, and I have tried and tried and it says that the download has failed, and cannot install. I have called microsoft support, and was on the phone with them for a couple of hours, and he escalated support to the engineers, they also called, and I allowed them remote access, to come to the conclusion, that my connection is too slow to upgrade to 8.1. So, I went to an open network and tried it, to no avail.
I've tried this: Windows 8.1 installation has failed - Microsoft Community
Code: 2014-01-31 17:19:00, Info CBS TI: --- Initializing Trusted Installer ---2014-01-31 17:19:00, Info CBS TI: Last boot time: 2014-01-31 17:12:24.3842014-01-31 17:19:00, Info CBS Starting TrustedInstaller initialization.2014-01-31 17:19:00, Info CBS Ending TrustedInstaller initialization.2014-01-31 17:19:00, Info CBS Starting the TrustedInstaller main loop.2014-01-31 17:19:00, Info
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Issue solved as of Intel HD Graphics Driver 10.18.10.3345
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Just noticed today that on hovering in the taskbar, thumbnail previews don't show but just a line of text. This has started from a couple of days. In between, randomly, the preview will show up. But mostly it is not over the past couple of days.
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Installation status: Succeeded
Update type: Optional
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When I right click an app in the start screen of windows 8.1 the customize bar at the bottom of the screen does not show up. What does happen is that I get a menu when I right click with the commands on the menu. What has happened to the customise tool bar? I had it once and now it is gone.
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I had a partition. I cant remember what drive it was on , but its disappeared. I had a lot of ebooks , manuals and photos stored on it , but when i open "computer" , its just not there , even after shutting down , turning off at the wall and rebooting.
Still very new to windows 8 , so im hoping its something as simple as "view" settings , which I have checked , but maybe missed something ?
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A:/Downloads A:/Media/TV A:/Media/2d movies A:/media/3d movies
so the downloads folder no problem
A:/media folder still there but the folders inside media have gone all my files have gone it first started by letting me open A:/media but not any sub folders it kept saying Access denied when I have full control administration and creator so restarted pc and the 3 sub folders in Media have disappeared
also A:/downloads =6 GB A:/media = 0 GB A:/ used space 27 GB
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