Windows 8.1 On Acer 5920G (WiFi Adapter And More Devices Can't Run)
Oct 8, 2013
Windows 8.1 on Acer 5920G (WiFi adapter and more devices can't run)
After installation Windows 8.1 on my (ok old) laptop all seems normal but after reboot no WiFi, no Internet, no working WiFi adapter (the device can't start).
In device manager, wifi card (try 2 different intel cards Intel WiFi Link 4965AGN and Centrino Advanced-N 6250 AGN) can't start to work.
In the device manager 2-3 more unknown devices (yellow mark, no drivers or can't start work) but without Internet i can't try to fix this problems (2 pci devices and this one intel communication device).
I try all the known ways to add drivers (setup, manual....no internet) or to make it work but nothing, the devices don't works, can't start works (error code 10, i think).
So what can i do? NO windows 8.1 on my laptop? Now back to Windows 8.
So, i have an old microsoft mn510 wifi adapter, which i use to connect to the internet. I tried to use it on win xp/7/8, all are 32 bit versions. Driver for that wifi adapter officially supports only xp, but it works with all win versions. Problem is, when i use internet, my pc sometimes just freezes, and i have to reset it. There is no errors in event viewer, no bsod, that would give me more info what is wrong. So, could the freezes be caused by that wifi adapter?
All the times when freezes happened, both hdd and internet had a job, as i was downloading some files, but i have no errors, that would prove, that my hdd or wifi is bad. And i had no freezes with wifi adapter disconnected and without internet, so im guessing its wifi adapters fault.
So, I woke up this morning and realized the the wifi adapter on my ThinkPad 430 is disabled. It's been working perfectly fine for a couple years, but as of this AM it didn't work. My smart phone can connect to the wifi access point just fine. What I can check to get it working again?
I have a friend who has an HP Pavilion G6 running a 64-bit edition of Windows 8.
He brought the laptop to me telling me he had issues connecting to wifi networks. I did the normal check to see if the PC was detecting the Wifi Adapter itself by going to Device Manager > Network Adapters ..only for me to get there and find out there were no Wifi network adapters, only a "Realtek Ethernet Controller". I checked HP's website for the laptop's model's wifi driver, downloaded and installed it and got a prompt that the driver wasn't installed correctly.
The F12 key that's supposed to turn the wifi adpater on didn't do anything. I decided to do a system restore to the last time my friend told me it was working and yet nothing.
I'm guessing its a hardware related issue and I might have to open up the network adapter compartment of the laptop and place the adapter properly. I'm so confused right now.
I have been several problems for a while since I installed Windows 8.
Firstly my screen and WiFi randomly stop working (at different times).
The screen goes blank (black) and it won't do anything (even caps lock) so I think it's completely frozen. Usually I hard reset, but today I got distracted and it eventually came back. No event logs or anything.
With the wifi, it says it can't detect any networks (red cross icon) and again the only fix is a hard reset, reinstalling drivers doesn't work.
Finally, recently my fingerprint scanner wouldn't let me log in. It says in biometric devices that it's unavailable, but none of the explanations applicable. I tried deleting my metrics and reinstalling but nothing...
I have an HP pavilion tx2 1250ea but I had to replace the motherboard and it's a 1050 or something, but obviously it's compatible.
today when i tryed to watch a youtube video i noticed i couldent play the video on my asus laptop even on 144p (useualy i can play 720p vids easily) i then i tryed with my iphone and then my macbook and it still wil not load i tryed a speed test and got about 0.05 mbps o have done everything in my power to fix it
I recently purchased a new desktop computer which had windows 8 pre-installed. I was somewhat enjoying it (hating everything about the changes from windows 7) and then my wifi would disconnect every few minutes. I used windows update and installed all new updates (which takes a long time with random wifi disconnects) and it still had no way out. I went to the website of the wifi driver and downloaded + installed the most recent drivers. The disconnects became slightly less frequent.
My computer is an Acer AME600-EB388.
I have checked the power settings and made sure they weren't set to shut off.
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?
My friend happened to look in Devices and Printers, and in the Multimedia Devices section he had about 10 devices showing up that he never heard of. Six of them were computers with names that he had never heard of, the others were devices that we could not tell what they were.
I expect that these entries mean that at some time they were on the same network that he was on. Would that be correct?
If so, then it is a matter for concern because he never goes on public networks. He only goes on his network at home, and a network in a small office that he rents and shares with one other person. They have their own router with security set up on it, and that router is connected to an Ethernet jack that most likely goes to a switch on a network that also provides internet service to some other offices in the same building.
This computer is only about 2 months old, so these entries can't be too old.
When I looked at his computer, he was on his home network and all those other devices showed as Offline. I right clicked on them all and removed them. Would it be a good guess that perhaps the security of the network at his office was compromised, and those devices were connected to that network at some point?
I told him to monitor and see when they reappear, but he won't be back in that office for 2 weeks.
I just got a computer that comes with Windows 8 and I'm trying to get on the internet with the wireless adapter I was using on the old computer but I keep getting an error message. I am able to install it from the disc but when I go to run the program it says "Can't load ProcNICs.dll" This is the adapter I am using (version 4). The most recent driver the website lists for this adapter is for Vista. Is there a way to get this to work?
This is a 6 month Old Gateway Laptop, Windows 8 preinstalled. Broadcom Network Adapter.
I have a Buffalo WZR-300GB Router (2.4mHz, with 802.1/ 11g/b/n) all working. There are 4 wired and 3 wireless computers on the network. Wife's Gateway (Windows 8) is the ONLY one with [wireless]dropped connections. No MOVE has been made with Her Laptop or the Router.
This is the troubleshooting I've have done so far.
Uninstalled/reinstalled network adapters.Reset the adapters. Scanned Hardware changes (before/after) in the Device ManagerTurned off Power Management.Disabled the Lan (wired) connection-adapter.Removed (Forget this Connection) 2 other wireless connections from outside the home.Wireless Adapters are set to "Maximum Performance" under (edit power plan).Moved to Laptop (actually the 1st thing I did) to 2 different locations with same results, dropped connection.Under settings the Topology is all Checked, Except 2 I have never seen before. Multi-Layer Protocol, and Kernel 64 something. Anyway, when I insert a check mark next to both. I'm Prompted "Do you really want to disable this connections?" I have done both (checked/unchecked) nothing changes.Under Device Manager: Restore all Hidden Adapters, About Five More adapter showed up I had never seen before. So then I Scanned for Hardware Changes. No effect!
I have this usb 2 wireless adapter which worked fine on windows 7, ive just installed Windows 8 and have tried to install this WLAN adapter but its not working. It comes up in device manager as a usb 2.0 WLAN with drivers not installed but when I try and manually install them I just get The hash for the file is not present in the specified catalog file error
Firstly I don't know it this should be in this section or in the network section, but every time I boot up, my reliably monitor always says successful installing of Tap -Windows Adapter Version 9. I've done some research and it apparently comes from installing a VPN software (Which I don't remember).
How to install this driver as about once a week, the driver will appear in the device manger, and I will get an "undefined network" in the network and sharing centre.
The time it does appear in the device manger I right click it and click "uninstall" which it does, but next boot up reliably monitor will say the driver installed, even tho it does not list it in under a device or networking and sharing monitor.
Is there a way to delete it?
I read somewhere, where apparently it was in the registry which I tried to delete but it kept says I did not have permission or something along those lines.
When I try to change my video adapter the only option I get is Microsoft Basic Display Adapter.
I have a Nvidia Geforce Go 7400
Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 32-bit System Manufacturer: Dell Inc. System Model: Latitude D820 BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A10 Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T7400 @ 2.16GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Wireless adapter tripping out after upgrading Win 8 to windows 8.1? Computer used to work fine on Win 8. Now I cant download large files or watch TV or you Tube or live Football 30 feet away from the Router. Yet it worked good on Windows 8. Is it possible to return to Windows 8? I did not make a Restore USB at Windows 8 but did a Restore USB for Win 8.1.
I tried a clean install on my system which has a Gainward GT430 (nVidia GT430) 1GB display adapter. What happens is that soon after booting from the DVD the display becomes corrupted (blurred and difficult to read) and I can only barely make on what's on the screen and proceed with the installation.
After the point where I format my drive, windows looks like its installing but after the reboot the display goes to sleep, and I have to start over.
On the same system installing Windows 7 had no issues whatsoever. Installed fine with nearly all the drivers available natively to windows. I was installing Windows 8 64 bit using original media.
I want to control my phone over bluetooth in windows 8 to listen music. any option to control the device? I have successfully paired the device. It was easily done in windows 7 but i cannot find such option in windows 8.
On Windows 8, from time to time, all of my USB devices suddenly stop working, and the systray notifies that my "USB devices are not recognized." A reboot rectifies the problem, but the problem happens about once or twice a week.
Just a few weeks prior I had all of my USB devices going to a powered hub, which then was plugged into my computer. I happened to change motherboards from a Biostar 770E to an Asus M5A97 R2.0, which has plenty of USB ports. I hadn't bothered to eliminate the hub yet, and just as with the old motherboard, this one exhibited the "device not recognized" error. Ah ha, I thought! My USB hub has gone south.
So I threw it in the garbage, and plugged all of my USB devices directly into the motherboard (USB 3.0 portable drive, Logitech M705 wireless mouse, Belkin Wireless adapter, printer, and Remote Wonder. So I was quite surprised today when my USB devices dumped out, and Windows messaged me that my "USB devices are not recognized." I should note that I have installed AMD chipset drivers from the Asus website, as the board was quite unstable without them. With the Biostar, I opted not to install third party chipset drivers and it ran fine without them.
I'm trying to set up a router, but the setup keeps telling me that my Ethernet adapter is not working. The Ethernet adapter troubleshooting tells me that the computer is configured correctly but the DNS server is not responding. (During this time the Internet is working as I have the cable plugged in to the computer.) I have the adapter set to automatically find the DNS server. I have run ipconfig/flushdns and ipconfig /registerdns to no avail. Do I need to get another network adapter? My laptop is probably at least 6 years old, and this problem started after I upgraded to 8 from XP - I had the router set up just fine on the old version.
Installed windows 8 on blank HD. Version was enterprise. Went through installation process, then discover that the wireless adaptor (laptop, built in) wasn't being recognized FULL stop by windows. I tried a few things. In the device manager, the wireless adaptor is not shown. However, after updating the device list, it shows one unknown device.
I looked through the preloaded drivers for wireless devices, but all of them were for USB ethernet/wireless adaptors, which as I recall from my previous installation of windows was not the type of driver that the device was using. I've also gone through the automates troubleshooting, etc, but nowhere is it even acknowledged that the device is even there. Now, my initial thinking is that it is indeed something to do with the drivers, but I'm not sure if I can find the needed ones. I'll upload more detailed information about my setup if it would be useful.
I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y500 laptop running Windows 8.1. i7, 8BG ram, 2GB Nvidia card--all that stuff. It ran perfectly for nearly a year. But now, the local area network is broken. I haven't done anything different or changed anything that would affect it, as far as I know. But now that it's summer, I have lots of free time but I can not lan any games with people, which sucks. So I googled and googled, tried the netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt (or whatever it is), tried ipconfig resets and stuff, and none of that works. The wireless lan adapter Media State is still "Media disconnected."
I took this screenshot AFTER I did OneKey Recovery (which is a factory reset). It set my computer back to the original settings: Windows 8, full of bloatware, etc. I did this reset last night, updated it, updated it to Windows 8.1, updated Windows 8.1, and finally, before I went to bed, tested the LAN. It worked, I was able to connect to my Dad's Minecraft world. So I set my laptop to start re-downloading my games (reset deleted all my data), and when I opened it up this morning to play Minecraft with my family, the LAN was not working again. I couldn't connect (or even find) the lan games.
Only just a few days ago did this problem begin. During any session, my wireless adapter will become totally unresponsive and then all of my media connections will become inactive and disconnected. I try to run an ipconfig and it just lists everything as disconnected.
I am thinking that this isn't a driver problem because the wireless internet works up until this happens. I use a d-link usb-wireless adapter but that shouldn't be the problem because even my ethernet becomes disconnected when this issue occurs.
I just updated to windows 8.1 yesterday all is good, today I receive a update for Advanced Micro Devices graphics adaptor WWDM1.2 AMD Radeon HD 75209. It failed came back as error 80070103 says trying to install a driver that's already installed or a driver of less compatible . So I looked in add and remove I do see a advanced micro device but I don't know if it's the same or better how do I find out. I also googled it and read that it's never advised to update drivers threw windows update, go directly to the makers web site so how did this happen and what should I do?
I have recently built a new computer and installed Windows 8. All was running fine (including USB devices such as iPhone, flash drive etc), however since upgrading to Windows 8.1, none of my USB devices are showing up at all. Oddly, the mouse and keyboard still work.
When I go into the BIOS, all my devices (iPhone, Flash drive, keyboard and mouse etc) all show up in there, so I'm guessing it's a driver/Windows 8.1 issue that I'm missing?
I have been to the ASUS website and downloaded all the drivers I can find, but still no luck.
My motherboard is an "Asus Z97 Pro". I have tried contacting Asus support, but they are completely useless!
I have a Netgear WN111 wireless adapter on my PC. Since installing Windows 8.1 it doesn't connect automatically to the router. The PC says there are no connections available, so I can't even click on the router to try to connect. If I pull the adapter out and push it back into the USB port it connects automatically. Also, when I switch the PC off, the LED on the adapter continues to flash, so I have to pull it out and plug it in again to stop that. I've tried troubleshooting, compatibility check, reinstalling the driver and uninstalling the driver and getting Windows to install one itself.
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I ordered a Dell XPS 8500 Special Edition desktop with a 64bit Windows 7 Ultimate OS installed on a 500GB Samsung 840 SSD and a 3TB HDD for videos/music/documents/etc. I want to install Windows 8 so that it will be a dual boot system along with Windows 7. Each OS will be on a separate SSD. I have an empty mSATA port. So, I've ordered a mSATA to 7 pin adapter like above to connect a 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD to and to install Windows 8 on it. I understand that this mSATA connector should make the 256GB SSD bootable.
The desktop comes with an OEM Windows 8 installation disk. I have a Windows 8 Pro upgrade disk. What would happen if I had to install Windows 8 a second time on the same SSD on the same desktop? I've read that the 8 Pro upgrade deletes the original OEM serial number. How would I install Win 8 again if I would need to for some reason? Would I have to purchase another edition of Win 8?
With the 3TB HDD, I would like to partition it so that both Win 7 and Win 8 can use it, but on separate partitions. How would I do this? Would it be like any partition? GTP?