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05-14-2020 01:45 AM
Hello, so long story short I've had this laptop a few years and about a year ago it started to get so slow it was practically useless and I went out and bought another laptop. I recently decided to try to fix this one because I wanted files off of it so I did a windows reset that saved my files. When windows was finished reinstalling the computer worked amazingly except I had no way to connect to my wifi anymore. I kept getting a "missing network driver" message. I went to HP website and entered the social and found the correct drivers to a USB and (I think) correctly installed them. Then I connected my phone to use as a tether and went to HP's website, had it detected, downloaded those drivers, the rest of the updates from the past year and still absolutely nothing. And since the tethered updates it now won't recognize my phone as a network service at all, not even bluetooth. So to recap I've tried:
Manual instillation of drivers from HP
Automatic instillation of drivers from HP
CMD netcfg -d
Going into services manager and turning things on
System scans (quick and extensive) that showed no issues
Ensured it wasn't in airplane mode
I've never had a VPN on this either
All show nothing. When I go into the device manage I don't even see an adapter in the network tools. I have tried like 18 hours total to fix this and I'm at a complete loss. I don't want to just toss it because otherwise it's a great working computer. This all happened after the first time I did a data safe windows reset. Please anyone have any ideas at all?
05-14-2020 05:33 AM
ReCap -- SHOW HIDDEN DEVICES
Search for adapters etc....
Copy, Paste and Save in Notepad, as LBB.bat (not a .TXT) and double click to run.
Preferably run as an Administrator.
Copy and use the individual command lines as needed.
Post anything non-personal, but relevant please.
@Echo OFF getmac netsh lan show interfaces netsh wlan show interfaces netsh wlan show drivers PAUSE msinfo32 PAUSE systeminfo PowerShell -Command "Get-NetAdapter" PowerShell -Command "Get-NetAdapter -Name * | Format-Table -View Driver" PowerShell -Command "GIP -Detailed" PowerShell -Command "Test-NetConnection" PAUSE
That will potentially generate screenfuls of info. Post as much as you see fit?
ALSO there is a Wi-Fi button driver sometimes needed for F12.
05-14-2020 05:43 AM
is a generic page for your range of PC.
HP Wireless Button Driver (Windows 10 v1803)
22.214.171.124 Rev.A 0.6 MB Jul 4, 2018 Download
05-14-2020 12:27 PM
Hi so I tried installing the drivers one more time and no luck, show hidden devices on device manager did not show any new devices. Attached are the screen shots I got from your help. I blacked out anything that was an address or name.Thanks for your time and help!
05-15-2020 03:54 AM
http://partsurfer.hp.com/search.aspx says a -- 901229-855 Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265NV 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0 combination WLAN adapter (Most of World) should be present.
It seems to have failed and want replacing.
or just internet search for a replacement.