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HP Laptop 15s-fq1xxx
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

The Intel wifi driver doesn't work, meaning I can't even see available wifi networks, let alone connect to one.

 

When I open properties it says

"This device cannot start. (Code 10)

{Operation Failed}
The requested operation was unsuccessful."

 

I've tried rebooting the computer, updating the driver, disabling and re-enabling it, uninstalling and reinstalling it, some of these several times and nothing works. I've also tried all of the automated HP support options and they were no help at all.

So I'm pretty desperate - please help?

3 REPLIES 3
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@purplefish

 

I reviewed your post and I understand that you are facing issues with the wireless connection on your computer.

 

Don’t worry, I assure you I will try my best to get this sorted.

 

What is the product number of your computer?

 

Meanwhile, I recommend you follow the below steps and check if it helps.

 

Powercycle the network:

1. Shut down your notebook.

2. Unplug the power to your router.

3. Unplug the power to your modem.

4. Wait at least 45 seconds.

5. Plug in the modem, and wait for it to come back online.

6. Plug in the router, and wait for it to come back online.

7. Turn on your notebook, and test your connection.

 

Disable the Power Off option for the adapter:

1. Open Device Manager. (Win Key+R > type devmgmt.msc > OK)

2. Expand the Network adapters.

3. Right click on the Ethernet/Wireless Adapter and click Properties.

4. Click the Power Management tab.

5. Remove the check mark beside Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.

6. Click OK.

7. Test.

 

Reset the TCP/IP settings on your PC:

1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.

2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.

3. In the window that opens type "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" without quotes, and press enter.

4. Restart your PC and test.

 

It may also help to reset the winsock catalogue:

1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.

2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.

3. In the window that opens type "netsh winsock reset" without quotes, and press enter.

4. Restart your PC and test.

 

Reinstall the network adapter drivers:

1. Download the drivers from here but do not run them yet.

2. Go to your start screen/menu and type Device Manager.

3. Expand Network adapters.

4. Right click on the wireless adapter and choose Uninstall.

5. Run the downloaded drivers from step 1.

6. Restart your PC and test.

 

Let me know how it goes and you have a great day!

 

P.S: Welcome to the HP Support Community 😊

 

If you wish to show appreciation for my efforts, mark my post as Accept as Solution. Your feedback counts!

 

Cheers!

Stay Home – Stay Safe

The_Fossette
I am an HP Employee

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Hello,

Thanks for your reply! I've now tried all the things you suggested, but it's still broken.

I also got someone to remote in and have a look. They think it's not fixable and advised I buy a wifi dongle, which I have now done.

So it's not fixed, but it's no longer a problem I particularly need to fix.

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@purplefish

 

Follow the steps in the below article and check if it helps.

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02543015/

 

Let me know how it goes and you have a great day!

 

If you wish to show appreciation for my efforts, mark my post as Accept as Solution. Your feedback counts!

 

Cheers!

Stay Home – Stay Safe

The_Fossette
I am an HP Employee

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